Richmond has a wide range of attractions for kids including interactive museums and historic sites, children’s theaters, sports arenas, outdoor education facilities and much more. Here are some suggestions of the best family-friendly destinations in the Richmond Region.
Doswell, Virginia. The amusement park is a favorite of families and offers a full day of fun with more than 60 rides, seven roller coasters, live entertainment and a 20-acre water park.
Children's Museum of Richmond
2626 West Broad St. Richmond, Virginia. The museum provides hands-on exhibits for children ages 8 and under. Children can pretend to be teachers, work in a garage, drive an ambulance, climb a tree, create art projects and much more.
Metro Richmond Zoo
8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Richmond, Virginia. The zoo features a variety of animals such as lions, tigers, warthogs, giraffes and penguins.
Segway of Richmond
301 East Cary Street. Richmond, Virginia. Take a unique city tour and roll along the streets of downtown Richmond.
2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia. The 100-acre Victorian country estate has plenty of fun activities for all ages. Kids especially enjoy the Nature & Visitor Center exhibits including the 20-foot waterfall, fish, turtles, owls, river otters and the Children’s Farm which features rare breeds of domesticated farm animals.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue Richmond, Virginia. The popular attraction features more than 50 acres and a dozen themed gardens. The Children’s Garden offers special programs for kids throughout the year. Kids especially like the unique tree house and water and sand play areas.
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street, Richmond Virginia. Kids of all ages enjoy hundreds of unique hands-on exhibits related to aerospace, life sciences, electricity, chemistry, astronomy, sound, computers, and more. The Science Museum is also home to Virginia’s largest movie screen featuring IMAX films and multimedia shows.
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