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Founded in 1980, Children's Museum of Houston connects children and families with experiences that they can customize to suit their own learning interests. These experiences are designed to offer foundational learning opportunities, provide parents with the support they need in their role as the first teachers of their children, and reinforce learning that occurs in school. The museum serves an audience of more than 1 million children and families each year. In addition, every year the outreach programs of the museum serve 250,000 people. It has been rated "America's No. 1 Children's Museum" by Parents Magazine.

Opened in 1980, Children's Museum of Virginia is the largest children's museum in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located in the heart of Olde Town Portsmouth, the museum is for young children and their families. The museum is a place where families and caregivers with children ages 1-11 are encouraged to imagine, explore, and discover together through play. The museum highlights a life size tug boat for children to play on, a bubble area, a fire engine, a city bus, the Beazley Planetarium and the Lancaster train exhibit. It is a place where everyone can come and explore the discovery of learning.

Children's Museum of Richmond began in 1977 as the Richmond Children's Museum in the Navy Hill School building in downtown Richmond, Virginia. In 1981, the museum opened to the public with its premiere exhibit, Boxes, Blocks, and Blueprints. In 2000, the Children's Museum moved to its new 44,000 square foot facility on West Broad Street. It welcomes more than 400,000 visitors each year. The Children's Museum is a center for active learning, creative play and global exploration. It has a long history of providing opportunities for learning through play. It inspires growth in all children by engaging families in learning through play.

Virginia Discovery Museum is a hands-on children's museum for newborns to kids age 8 that fosters intellectual curiosity and development for all children in our community. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, it is a nonprofit children's museum, with exhibits on literacy, science, math, history, and the arts. It welcomes more than 70,000 visitors each year. For more than 25 years, Virginia Discovery Museum has provided enrichment opportunities through interactive exhibits, exploratory and imaginative play environments, and educational programs. The museum brings young children and families together to engage minds, excite imaginations and explore the world around them.