The mission of the Children’s Museum of Richmond is to inspire the potential in every child!
CMoR made its debut as the Richmond Children’s Museum in 1977.
An arrangement was made with the City of Richmond School Board for the Museum to lease the multi-purpose Navy Hill School building in downtown Richmond.
In 1981, the Museum opened to the public with its premiere exhibit, Boxes, Blocks, and Blueprints. For the next 18 years, CMoR welcomed children in to its small but heroic 8,100 square foot building. Then, in the year 2000, the Children’s Museum of Richmond opened its new 44,000 square foot facility on West Broad Street.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond, a not-for-profit organization, exists to create innovative learning experiences for all children, and those who support them, that inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond will foster a community that recognizes and appreciates that children grow and learn through play.
We value learning.
- We have respect for all children and their amazing abilities.
- We are passionate about the process of learning and the importance of play.
- We want to inspire their creativity, curiosity, and exploration.
- We surround ourselves with trustworthy people who thrive on a team and share our energy, passion, creativity, and optimism.
- We learn by listening to children, families, teachers, and others who support them.
- We seek partnerships and collaborations that benefit young children.
- We celebrate our community’s diversity and offer a safe place for all children to interact, play, and learn.