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Museums to Visit Near Chesapeake Bay KOA

Museums to Visit Near Chesapeake Bay KOA

Whether you're looking for a rainy day activity or you want to enjoy a little arts and culture while visiting Chesapeake Bay KOA, local museums are a great option. 

You can learn more about art, history, science and local culture all while having fun!

Here are a few of our favorite spots: 

Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center

Learn about the history of Cape Charles at this charming small museum and don't miss the rotating exhibit that highlights the past of Virginia's Eastern Shore and beyond.

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The Barrier Islands Center

This beautiful museum tells the story of the communities that once called the barrier islands off the coast of Virginia's Eastern Shore home. Learn about everything from traditional food served on the barrier islands to the history of life-saving stations. 

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Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Head across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel for a day trip to this amazing aquarium. Get an up-close look at harbor seals, sea turtles, sharks and more. You can have hands-on fun with touch tanks and exhibits, fly high in the adventure park or take an educational boat tour. 

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Children's Museum of Virginia

Pack up the kids for a day trip to Portsmouth. This museum is a wonderland for little ones with tons of hands-on exhibits and endless fun. Kids can make giant bubbles, play instruments and so much more.

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Chrysler Museum of Art

This free museum in downtown Norfolk has a collection that includes ancient art, new works and more than 10,000 pieces of glass art that span 3,000 years. Don't miss the beautiful Tiffany stained glass window or the rotating exhibit. 

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