Dear Members and Friends of CMB,

As you know, the Children’s Museum of Blacksburg has been working toward the expansion and relocation of our museum, to be known as Wonder Universe: A Children’s Museum upon opening at the New River Valley Mall, and we look forward to sharing updates on our progress during the coming months.  In order to focus our efforts on bringing you a state-of-the-art children’s museum, CMB will close for a period of time before Wonder Universe is operational.  Sunday, January 6, 2019, will be our final day of operations at First & Main in Blacksburg, VA. 

During the coming weeks, we encourage you to visit CMB and enjoy your favorite exhibits and playspaces.  We hope you’ll take time during the holidays to make memories playing together and celebrating the many years of joyful learning that have taken place within our walls.

For those of you with a membership to CMB, we want to take this opportunity to clarify what to expect.

All memberships active on January 6, 2019, will be put on hold and activated again upon the opening of Wonder Universe in the spring of 2019 (grand opening date TBD).  Furthermore, we’ll be adding 30 days to each annual membership and 15 days to each three-month membership for your family to enjoy our new museum.  While we understand an interruption in the operation of CMB is inconvenient, we hope this additional time to play and learn together at Wonder Universe will be meaningful to your family.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of your family’s membership, or if you are interested in donating the balance of your membership to CMB as a tax-deductible gift, please complete this contact form, and a member of our team will reach out to address your needs.

It has been our pleasure to provide playful learning opportunities for you and your family.  We look forward to spending the next few weeks with you, and we’ll keep you informed of our progress towards the opening of Wonder Universe during the months to come.

Many thanks for your continued support of our mission:  to inspire creative thinkers and problem solvers through playful learning.

Best regards,


Sarah Hanks