Summer Events at the Children’s Museum of Richmond

CMoR_Logo-web (2)SUMMER SERIES 2016

Meet Bob the Builder™

CMoR Central (2626 W. Broad Street)
Saturday, July 16, 2016 10am to 4pm

Appearance Times for Bob the Builder™ – 10am; 11am; 1pm & 2pm

Mattel’s Bob the Builder™ is building, digging and hauling his way to Richmond! With a positive attitude, team work and problem-solving skills, Bob the Builder™ tackles any job. Join Team Bob and, meet Bob the Builder™. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture this special day during designated Meet & Greet times (10AM, 11AM, 1PM & 2PM)

Bob and his team aim to inspire children to learn and solve problems all while working in a positive, team environment. During this special day, children are invited to tinker, build and explore in CMoR’s Construction House exhibit (usually found in its Fredericksburg location) which will be onsite, along with PBS who will be showing episodes of Mattel’s Bob the Builder™and Home Depot who which be providing free kid’s “builder kits” while supplies last.

Bob the Builder © 2016 Hit Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman.


CMoR Central (2626 W. Broad Street)
Saturday, July 23, 2016 10am to 4pm

Get immersed in a galaxy far, far away through music, art, role play, and STEAM activities. Children can learn about the planets, stars and solar system all while training to be a Jedi for the day. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite extraterrestrial character and see characters from Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy and other intergalactic beings.


CMOR Central (2626 W. Broad Street)
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10am to 4pm

Under the Big Top brings elements of music, movement, art, math and reading to a day filled with circus fun. Children practice gross motor skills as they walk the tightrope, exercise their literacy skills with Miss Sheri the Clown during story time, practice fine motor skills with a “popcorn pickup game,” and test their scientific knowledge to create “Elephant Tooth Paste.” Other activities include balloon making, carnival games and music.


CMOR Central (2626 W. Broad Street)
Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10am to 4pm

Helping a child prevent learning loss is as easy as reading six books over the summer together. To encourage summer reading, Storybook Saturday invites visitors to meet their favorite literary characters, participate in an interactive story time (complete with dress up), create their own storybook in the art studio and even take dancing lessons with a princess. This day focuses on elements of dramatic play, literacy, music and movement all of which reinforce learning through play – the essential component to knowledge retention in early education.


CMOR Central (2626 W. Broad St)
Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10am to 4pm

Bouncing is not just fun, it’s educational at CMoR with specially designed activities such as count your bounce, letter matching and color matching. These are fun ways for children to not only hone their gross motor skills but also help them to learn simple math, color/letter recognition and literacy skills. Moon bounces of all shapes and sizes will be available for children of all ages and abilities. And visitors will be encouraged to join the bounce competition to receive a free pedometer.



CMOR Central (2626 W. Broad Street)
Friday, July 1, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm)

CMOR Chesterfield (6629 Lake Harbour Dr)
Friday, August 5, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm)
Special Night for Special Needs is an evening offered to families of children with special needs age 10 and under. Visitors enjoy all the museum has to offer and benefit from the availability of adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space and reduced number of visitors. These evenings are free and take place from 5:30 – 7:30.


All 4 CMOR locations (Richmond, Short Pump, Chesterfield and Fredericksburg)
Friday, July 15 and Monday August 15
9:30AM-5PM (Chesterfield and Fredericksburg)
9:30AM-7PM (Richmond and Short Pump)

Thanks to the generous support of Call Federal Credit Union, 15¢ Kids’ Days continue throughout the summer. On the 15th of each month, children (under 9) are invited to learn and play at all four of our locations for only 15¢. (Adults pay regular admission.)


CMOR Central (2626 W. Broad St)
Monday, July 25, 2016 from 10am to 4pm

Legendary Santa, the iconic Richmond holiday tradition, marks its 80th consecutive year in 2016 so the Children’s Museum will start the celebration early. For the very first time, Legendary Santa fans will be able to catch a glimpse of the “jolly old elf” on vacation via video appearances throughout the day from various vacation spots around the globe. Reading and writing will be the focus that day as the Snow Queen reads to guests and children are encouraged to write letters about their summer to Legendary Santa.

CMOR Central (2626 W. Broad Street)
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 10AM-11AM

The Children’s Museum of Richmond welcomes the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) on Tuesday, July 26th at 10AM for a presentation of their 2016 SummerStarz touring show of K.C.@Bat.

K.C.@Bat “is a heartfelt comedic story based on the classic poem Casey at the Bat.”