Exhibits at Children's Museum of Richmond - Central
The Children’s Museum of Richmond’s engaging learning environments are created for children to learn, be happy and healthy through play. Play is not a waste of time for children and is a natural and spontaneous way for children to learn about the world around them. CMoR’s exhibits help children recognize and build on what is familiar and allow them to make new connections between their own experiences, the people and places that surround them, and the world beyond their community. CMoR’s exhibits are designed to foster creative, unstructured play, discovery and problem solving.
The exhibits are hands-on and weave learning concepts from the Virginia’s Standards of Learning, NAEYC Standards and Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning. They are designed with specific developmental ages in mind from birth to eight years old. CMoR’s Little Farm allows children age 3 and under a space for free body movements and sensory activities. As children get older play becomes more organized and Town Square has many role playing opportunities. Children can pretend to be teachers, work in a garage, drive an ambulance and more. For active gross motor play the Tree Climber allows children to balance, climb and explore. The Art Studio is a space without age limits. It provides creative art experiences for children 1-100!
The Children’s Museum of Richmond is dedicated to getting children outside to play as well. The Backyard Exhibit has water, sand, musical instruments and native plants of Virginia to enjoy. It is designed for children birth to 8 years old and is an open and loose space to experience nature in a meaningful way.