CMoR provides Field Trip programs for Pre-K up to 3rd grade and Special Needs students at its Central and Chesterfield locations. All programs are aligned with Virginia Standards of Learning, NAEYC Standards and Foundation Blocks for Early Learning. Field trip programs are designed to inspire students through hands-on activities and literacy and art components.
All of our Party Packages are designed for families who enjoy an exciting, well-organized party in a one-of-a-kind learning environment! The party fun starts in a special celebration room, and continues with exploration of the entire Museum! At CMoR you?ll host a fun-filled, memorable event for your child at one of Richmond?s top birthday destinations. Call 804-474-7022 for more information.
The Children?s Museum of Richmond offers a unique, creative setting for your meetings, holiday banquets, or special occasions. The opportunities are endless! Call 804-474-7035 for more information!
This summer, Romp n' Roll will be bringing its award-winning Summer Camp program to CMoR Central and CMoR Chesterfield! Kids will love the theme-based curriculum featuring music, movement, art, sports, science, and more, all led by Romp n' Roll-trained instructors. Each camp day will begin with 30 minutes of exploratory-play in the museum where campers will have the entire space to themselves! Visit https://rompnroll.com/cmor_camp/register.php for more information
Volunteer at CMoR and enjoy great benefits Professional skill development and work experience Service recognition at annual National Volunteer Week awards reception Flexible scheduling to meet your needs The joy and fulfillment that comes from working with children Involvement in an environment that promotes the importance of play in learning Contact 804-474-7014 for more information
Field Trip Programming
The Children's Museum of Richmond offers field trip opportunities for students ranging from pre-kindergarten to third grade. These visits include free play and a 45-minute educator-led program emphasizing Math, Science, History and Art. All programs are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning or Virginia's Foundation Blocks of Early Learning standards. The museum curriculum is designed to offer a hands-on learning experience that requires problem-solving and opportunities for creative ownership that are not always available in the classroom.
For over 30 years, Commonwealth Parenting has served as the Richmond area’s leading resource for parenting information, empowering parents to be the best parents they can be through education and support. After merging with the Children's Museum of Richmond in 2013, Commonwealth Parenting has become mission-driven in caregiver outreach through partnerships with schools, and non-profit organizations. Commonwealth Parenting, powered by CMoR, hosts parent education series for special interest groups. These education sessions are offered at community centers in low-income housing neighborhoods, and deliver content sourced from evidence-based curricula. CMoR's Speakers Bureau addresses issues such as advocating for children with disabilities, overcoming youth anxiety, developing core skills for school readiness, and other relevant topics. Digital and print resources that cover topics such as encouraging early social emotional development, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, building self-esteem, and sibling rivalry are always accessible to caregivers. Finally, Commonwealth Parenting educators host museum-based learning experiences that provide whole-family engagement and educate caregivers about the science of child development.
Central Virginia Children's Book Bank
CMoR has been home to the Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank since 2012. Since that time, it has given away more than 100,000 books to children in and around Central Virginia who cannot afford or do not have access to books. By providing opportunities for children to read and be read to, the Book Bank is an important tool in improving school readiness for pre-kindergarten-aged children and enhancing literacy in school-aged children. CMoR’s RVA Book Buggy hit the streets of Richmond in April 2016 to deliver books directly to schools and neighborhoods where students live. During the summer months, the Book Buggy visits the region’s government housing units and low-income neighborhoods on a weekly basis. Children are invited to hop on the buggy and pick out an age-appropriate book that piques their interests.
Programming for Children with Disabilities
Special Nights at CMoR is a free monthly program designed for youth age 18 and under with a disability. Families explore the museum with a reduced number of visitors and accommodations to create a sensory-friendly environment. In an effort to make the holiday tradition accessible to all children, CMoR hosts the Sensitive Legendary Santa event in December, which welcomes families at no cost. Families enjoy a no-wait visit with Santa, special activity stations in addition to the museum’s exhibits, and a judgment-free zone to interact with other families in the Special Needs community. CMoR offers year-long volunteer opportunities to students with disabilities in job skills training programs. Collaborations with organizations like The Faison School for Autism have provided CMoR with over 600 volunteer hours a year. Collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University allows CMoR to offer adapted field trip programs and supplies to school groups of students with disabilities.
The Children's Museum of Richmond hosts more than twenty special events each year that highlight the diversity and celebrate the cultural traditions of the Greater Richmond communities. Each is designed with an educational focus and aligns with our other initiatives/programs. During these events local artists, musicians, teachers, and dancers often showcase their skills and pride for their culturally-affiliated organizations.