Plan Your Visit to the Children’s Museum of Blacksburg

Discover, explore, and imagine more at CMB! Designed for families with children ages newborns to age eight, the Children’s Museum of Blacksburg is the New River Valley’s only nonprofit children’s museum. With more than 20,000 guests each year, the Children’s Museum of Blacksburg strives to inspire children to become creative thinkers and problem solvers through playful learning experiences. Exhibits and programs emphasize CMB’s five core focus areas: Health, Environment, Arts, Regional heritage, Technology, and Science. Add a little play to your day at the Children’s Museum of Blacksburg!

Museum Hours

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Thursday: 9am-12pm
Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Upcoming Events

Museum Admission

Pay once and play all day! Guests may come and go from CMB during normal museum hours.  Your receipt is your ticket for re-entry, so please be sure to hold on to that after you purchase admission at the front desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Visiting CMB with a school class or community organization? Reservations are required for large groups, so please check our Field Trips page for more information and to schedule your visit.

Kids Under Age One: Free
Children & Adults:      $5
Members: Free

We’ve reduced the cost of admission so you and your family can enjoy all the magic and wonder here. If you have an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card, simply show it and matching identification when you arrive to receive FREE admission for up to four guests.

Your Visit

Children’s Museum of Blacksburg
1470 S Main St #106
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 953-0103

Free daily museum parking

Directions to the Museum

Children's Museum of Blacksburg

Tips for a Great Visit

  • A typical visit is 30 minutes to 3 hours. Give yourself plenty of time to play and explore.
  • Our exhibits are designed for children, newborn to age 8.  Some exhibits do contain small objects; adult supervision is required.
  • You can leave and come back the same day. Please be sure to keep your receipt for re-entry.
  • Cubbies are available to store anything you don’t want to carry with you while you play.  Cubbies are free but do not lock.
  • Breastfeeding is welcome here!  Changing facilities are available on site.
  • Food and drink must be consumed in the Bistro.  CMB is a nut-free facility (peanut and tree nut foods and drinks only).


Please note: The CMB is not an allergen-free environment.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does CMB have a gift shop?
No, but Imaginations Toy & Furniture Co. is just down the street and features many educational toys.
Is there a discount if a purchase a membership after paying for general admission?
Yes!  Please keep your receipt and we’ll gladly reduce the cost of your membership by the cost of admission.  Valid same day only.
What special benefits do members receive?
Does CMB accept in-kind donations?
Yes, but we ask that you contact us to discuss your donation in advance.
Is CMB wheelchair accessible?
Yes, most exhibits and spaces are wheelchair accessible.
Does CMB sell food and beverages?
No, but you are welcome to bring a nut-free (peanut and tree nut) snack to enjoy in the Bistro.
Is there a place to eat on site?
Yes, nut-free (peanut and tree nut) snacks and beverages may be enjoyed in the Bistro.
Can I rent CMB for a private event?
Yes!  Learn more about facility rentals here >
May I drop my kids off at CMB?
No, kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Programming and exhibits encourage adult-child interaction and a dual learning experience.
Where may I nurse my child?
As an organization that values children and mothers, you are welcome to nurse wherever you feel comfortable.
Can I volunteer at CMB?
Yes!  Please learn more about volunteering at CMB here >