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CMoR Fredericksburg announces opening date

Here is the exhibit plan for the Children's Museum of Richmond's Fredericksburg branch.

Here is the exhibit plan for the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Fredericksburg branch.

The Children’s Museum of Richmond will open its Fredericksburg branch May 10.

CMoR Fredericksburg will be in the Eagle Village shopping center at 1275 Jefferson Davis Highway. It will be the museum’s fourth branch and the first outside the Richmond area.

The museum will be in a 12,000-square-foot storefront that’s directly adjacent to Planet Fitness and in the same building as a Weight Watchers store and U.S. Post Office. ABC and Hallmark stores were previously in that space.

Richmond-based Graybeale Construction Inc. is doing the buildout of the local museum, which will include a town square, art studio, dig pit, automotive area, party rooms and more.

CMoR President and CEO Karen Coltrane said she has been getting numerous calls from people in Fredericksburg asking when the local museum will open. She thinks opening it over Mother’s Day weekend will work well.

CMoR Fredericksburg will be open 361 days a year from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.