Children's Museum of Richmond (Richmond, VA)


  • Name:Meredith Screeney
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Children's Museum of Richmond
  • Address:2626 West Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23220
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:804-474-7000
  • Main fax:804-474-7099

Organization Web

User Email


Click map for a full size active view.


  • Mission:
  • The Children's Museum of Richmond exists to create innovative learning experiences for all children and those who support them that inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.

  • Overview:
  • The Children's Museum of Richmond develops it exhibits, education programs and events with an unwavering commitment to the following beliefs:
    - Children are capable of creating their own unique answers.
    - Children learn through play and hands-on experiences.
    - Children thrive from informal learning that honors their individual learning styles.
    - Children are at the center of everything we do.

    The Children’s Museum of Richmond hosts more than twenty special events throughout the year that highlight the diversity of the Richmond community, celebrate cultural traditions and promote literacy and learning. Current programming includes:
    o Field Trip programs ranging from pre-kindergarten to third grade facilitated classes. These programs emphasize Math, Science, English, History and Art. All programs are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning standards.
    o Monthly facilitated Art Classes are held for children age 3-6.
    o The museum strives to be accessible to everyone in the community and offers exclusive evenings for families with Special Needs children.
    o The Children’s Museum continues to strengthen existing partnerships and build new ones to provide services to economically disadvantaged children. Museum partners include William Byrd Community House; St. James’s Children’s Center; St. Joseph’s Villa; Chesterfield County Schools; Richmond, Henrico and Petersburg Head Starts Programs; Early Childhood Development Council; Commonwealth Parenting and others.

  • History:
  • Community volunteers founded the Children’s Museum of Richmond in 1981 with the goal of creating a place specifically designed to inspire young children with hands-on learning where they could develop their imaginations, problem-solving abilities and social skills. Originally located in a converted elementary school cafeteria in Richmond’s Navy Hill neighborhood, the Children’s Museum spent its first two decades establishing a broad base of community support involving a wide spectrum of local elementary schools, early childhood organizations, social service agencies and business partners.

    The Children’s Museum moved to its current location in midtown Richmond in 2000. Since then, the museum’s leadership assumed a new strategic direction which has resulted in increased attendance, annual donations and especially, service to economically disadvantaged communities. Specifically, the museum focused on serving younger children (0-8yrs), entered into partnerships that extend the museum’s reach, and made a strong commitment to making the museum accessible to children from underserved communities.

    The Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Board of Trustees consists of sixteen individuals who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. The museum’s Board is extremely entrepreneurial and when the economy began to decline in 2009 the Board began exploring ideas and developing strategies that would allow the museum to increase its service to the community despite challenging economic conditions.

    In June 2010, the Children’s Museum of Richmond opened a satellite west of Richmond. As the first children’s museum in the country to open a second location, the museum welcomed over 130,000 visitors in the satellite’s first year of operation. The move to open a second location was a creative initiative to support future growth and financial stability for the organization. The satellite strategy has allowed the museum to generate additional revenue to support educational programming for more children throughout Central Virginia, especially those from communities with limited resources. The museum opened a second satellite in Chesterfield County in June of 2012. This location provides additional access for children and families.

    The Children’s Museum of Richmond welcomes over 360,000 visitors each year making it the most visited Children’s Museum in Virginia and the 15th most visited Children’s Museum in the county.

  • Year established:1981
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:25
  • Staff size:57


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:510220694

Other Organization Web

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:510220694
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:2626 W BROAD ST
  • Organization City:RICHMOND
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:23220-1904
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1978
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):060
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:A520
  • Asset Amount:$7,831,450
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,298,073
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,613,057
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 8:36:02 am

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.