Explore Local Museums

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All around the world, museums celebrate International Museum Day on May 18.

While no museums are celebrating locally, check out some of the museums nearby you can explore with your young children.

Children's Museum of Richmond - With three locations, CMOR is open daily from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with the central location extending their hours after Memorial Day. Create a craft and play with the interactive exhibits. Admission is $8 a person.

Science Museum of Virginia - Located near CMOR, the Science Museum of Virginia has several permanent exhibits about space, the human body, and animals. Open every day except Monday, the museum also features live science demonstrations. Admission is $10 for ages 4 to 12, and $11 for ages 13 and up.

For older children, check out these museums with an emphasis on history and art.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Located at 200 N. Boulevard in Richmond, the VFMA offers free admission every day but charges for special exhibitions. The museum will celebrate Art Museum Day on May 18 with free admission to the special exhibitions.

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar - Learn about the Civil War's causes and see artifacts from the war at this museum along the James River. See history come alive as reenactors demonstrate soldiers' responsibilities during the war. Admission is charged.

Of course, these are only a few of the wonderful museums in Henrico and Richmond. Try to visit at least one this summer, and let us know which one was your favorite!

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