5 Kid Friendly Places to Visit in Richmond, VA

Whether you are here for a day or a week there are more than enough places to go and fun things to be done here in Richmond, Virginia. Traveling with kids is hard enough as it is we do not need to add the struggle of finding things to do where our children are welcomed. Today I will be sharing with you five, actually six, places to go and fun activities that you can do with your whole family.

  1. Maymont Park – This park offers fun events throughout the year, beautiful gardens during peak seasons, and lovely animals throughout the entirety of the park. Admission is free to the grounds and gardens, however, for $5 you can visit the Farm and Wildlife Habitats and for another $5 you can go through a guided tour of the Maymont Mansion. They also allow donations. On their website you will find much more information regarding the events that are taking place and the different things they have to offer.
  2. Science Museum of Virginia – The Science Museum offers four floors of different activities and exhibits as well as a 33-acre outdoor area. A few of the exhibits that you will find at the Science Museum are Bionic Me, Speed, and Art at the Museum. The prices for this are as follows:
    • Exhibits Only:
      • Adult 13-59 – $15.50
      • Youth 6-12/Seniors 60+ – $13.50
      • Preschool (3-5) – $10
      • Groups of 10+ – $10
    • Exhibits and Dome:
      • Adult 13-59 – $19.50
      • Youth 6-12/Seniors 60+ – $17.50
      • Preschool (3-5) – $14
      • Groups of 10+ – $14
    • There are also Membership levels that you can read more about on their website.
  3. Children’s Museum of Richmond – The CMoR has four locations: Downtown Richmond, Short Pump, Chesterfield, and Fredericksburg. Each location has their own set of exhibits that are offered but some of the ones at the Downtown location are: Sun Tubes, the Dig Pit, Art Studio, and the News Station. Like the Science Museum this is not a free activity. The prices are as follows:
    • Members – Free. You can learn more about this and become a member on their website.
    • Children and Adults (1-59) – $9.00
    • Children under 1 – Free
    • Seniors – $8.00
    • Group Visits (10+ children) – $8.00 This requires advanced registration.
    • Field Trips (10+ children) – $9.00 This requires advanced registration.
    • Military Personnel and their guests – receive $1 off of the daily admission price.
  4. Metro Richmond Zoo – The Richmond Metro Zoo is the home to over 2,000 animals from all over the world. The zoo is open year round Monday – Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. They are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Day, and when there are snow or ice conditions. There are rides at the zoo including the sky lift ($4), train ($4), carousel ($2), and Penguin Falls Drop Tower ($4). You can also buy an unlimited ride band for $12. There are areas where you can purchase food to feed the animals throughout the zoo. Admission prices are as follows:
    • Adult (12-59) – $17.75
    • Senior (60+) – $16.75
    • Child (2-11) – $11.75
    • Infant (1 and under) – Free
  5. Kings Dominion or Busch Gardens – Day prices to these amusement parks vary depending on the sales they are having but both of them provide fun for adults, older children, and younger children. At Kings Dominion there is a 14-acre children’s area called Planet Snoopy that features 20 rides for the smaller children. Busch Gardens also has a children’s area, Sesame Street Safari of Fun. You can also meet different characters while there which the little ones love.

Check out all the linked websites to find out more information on the different spots that I talked about and all of the events and specials they have throughout the year to help you plan your time here in RVA.

Thank you for reading.

Until next time..




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