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About Amazement Square

Amazement Square is a nationally recognized and award-winning, hands-on children’s museum located in downtown Lynchburg. Named one of the Central Virginia’s family favorites, the museum offers four floors of interactive exhibits designed to make learning fun. Guests of¬†all ages can paint on the walls, explore life on the farm, create a rainstorm, float a boat down the James River, and rock out on stage in their own band! Right in the center of the historic building is the Amazement Tower, the tallest indoor climbing structure in the nation, offering endless maze of slides, tunnels and a zip-line!

Play is Important

Amazement Square’s “learning by doing” environment builds important life skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Children who play often do well in school, and adults who engage in play with their children create a stimulating experience for themselves and the entire family. Amazement Square creates an environment to inspire play and hands-on learning, sparking a child’s creativity and curiosity of the world in which they live in.

Our Impact

  • Sparking a lifelong love of learning
  • Increasing understanding of arts, local history, and other cultures
  • Play environments and programs accessible to children with special needs
  • Ensuring Central Virginia remains a vibrant place to live, work, and play
  • Preparing our youngest citizens to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond
  • Serving over 11,000 people who could not otherwise afford to attend
  • Joining the fight against childhood obesity

Did you know Amazement Square is a not-for-profit organization?

Amazement Square is a non-profit hands on museum that cultivates an engaged community of lifelong learners by sparking  imagination, creativity and curiosity.

Amazement Square is a 501(c)(3) and depends on contributions from donors. Half of our income comes from generous donors. Without the gifts, admission would be double what we charge today!

Did you know:

  • Private contributions help to cover essential operating expenses like program supplies, exhibits, programs, and school programs for low-income students, outreach to schools, maintenance of our award-winning facilities, and much more.
  • Admission and membership fees cover less than 50% of the Museum’s operating expenses.
  • The Museum receives no support from federal, state or local government.