children's parties at the children's museum in Blacksburg
exhibits and programs at the children's museum in Blacksburg

Regular Hours:  Wed - Thur  9-12  |  Fri 9-12 & 4-7  |  Sat 10 -5  |  Sun 1 - 5    |    Phone:  (540) 953-0103

locomotive train at blacksburg children's museum

Our new Train Station Exhibit
is now open!

Stop by and check it out.

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At the Blacksburg Children's Museum we take playing seriously because the benefits of playing can last a lifetime. In addition to fun, there is an opportunity to learn.
Playing creates physical, cognitive, and emotional opportunities and experiences that help to shape a child’s personality. 

 

As a learning playground, the Blacksburg Children's Museum is devoted to nurturing the curiosity and creativity of children through the exploration of science, technology, the arts, and regional heritage.

 

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Children learn through play.

If you look closely, behind their looks of wonder or pure expressions of joy, you'll notice that playing helps children make sense of the world around them. Playing enables children to explore spatial relationships, refine motor capabilities, practice communication skills and language, think creatively, and use their senses understand their surroundings. In other words, we encourage learning through playing.

But hold on! There is another important benefit we have not mentioned. Playing is also important because it involves YOU.  As the parent, teacher, friend, or relative, the greatest reward a child experiences and remembers may be the time spent creating, problem solving, and learning with you. 

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PLAY

We help you relax so you can go within and begin your work. This helps you reflect so you can enjoy your life.

 

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LEARN

See the work we do around the world. Be inspired to join us on our mission to make the world a better place.

 

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GROW

Contact us to see what we can do for you. We can help you by giving you free advice or you can join us on a retreat.

 

Recent Tweets

  • Today is the day! Come by the museum between 1 and 5pm to help us celebrate our 2nd Birthday Party. The event is free for members and $7 for non-members with RSVP or $10 at the door. We hope to see you there!
  • We hope to see you in 4 days at the museum to help us celebrate our 2nd birthday! There will interactive activities, games and raffle prizes. It is free for members or $7 in advanced or $10 at the door per person for non-members. RSVP here http://ow.ly/Zu9kK
  • Coming soon: A new interactive exhibit to engage and delight your child, visually and audibly!
  • Only 17 more days until our 2nd Birthday Party!
  • On March 20th we'll bring out our new replica food for the grocery store. Doesn't it look real?
  • 19 Days and counting! Our birthday party is coming soon.
  • We are counting down to our 2nd Birthday! RSVP to our party... http://ow.ly/YTYKc
  • Chugga chugga chugga... Woot woot! Come play on our train.