Last updated: 5/28/2011
Lynchburg, Virginia
27 Ninth StreetLynchburg, VA 24504
phone: 434-845-1888
fax: 434-845-5221


Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM
1 PM - 5 PM
Family Fun Night(second Saturday of every month): 4pm - 7pm


General Admission: $8 Senior Citizens: $6 Free for members and children under 2.


Dr. Mort Sajadian, PhD., President/CEO
phone: 434-845-1888
Melissa Zadell, Vice President, Development
phone: 434-845-1888
Donna Lafratta, Director of Human Resources/Fiscal Officer
phone: 434-845-1888
Heather Reed, Director of Education and Exhibits
phone: 434-845-1888
Amanda Fortner, Operations Manager
phone: 434-845-1888
Megan Rapp, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator
phone: 434-845-1888

At Amazement Square, Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum, we believe that play is one of the most important ways children learn and grow! Climb, slide, and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities, and programs that explore global and regional topics, arts and humanities, and science and health-related themes. To allow people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to take advantage of the museum's unique learning opportunities, Amazement Square provides a variety of outreach events and offers a Sponsored Admission Program for undeserved youth to experience the museum at a free or reduced rate.


Amazement Square is dedicated to motivating children and adults of all backgrounds and abilities toward greater creativity and understanding of themselves and the world through hands-on learning. The museum's exhibits and educational programs encourage all participants to explore the arts and humanities, culture, science, technology and their interdisciplinary relationships. – Approved by the Board of Directors, 1998.


The idea of creating a children’s museum in Lynchburg began in 1992 as a project of the Junior League of Lynchburg. The idea became a reality through a three year process of extensive research, forming a volunteer board of directors, establishing Amazement Square as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit educational organization, and finding a home for the museum.

After nine years of research, planning, and renovating, Amazement Square opened its doors on March 24, 2001 as Central Virginia’s first multidisciplinary, hands-on children’s museum, housing eight educational exhibitions exploring themes such as architectural appreciation, visual and performing arts, health awareness, science, cultural understanding and regional history.


Each year Amazement Square releases an annual report, quarterly newsletters, and weekly "emazing update" via e-mail. A wide variety of brochures are available for different programs, activities, and tours.

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Small Museum Association 2023 Conference

February 19 - 21, 2024

Richmond, Virginia

2024 California Association of Museums Conference Announced

March 10 - 14, 2024

Location TBD

2024 Colorado-Wyoming ANNUAL MEETING

May 1 - 4, 2024

Worland, Wyoming


Museum Vendors

03/07 John Scott, Conservator of Art and Architecture

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Ellicott City, Maryland

Museum Associations

03/07 Florida Association of Museums

Tallahassee, Florida

03/07 Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums

Denver, Colorado