Amazement Square cultivates an engaged community of lifelong learners by sparking imagination, creativity, and curiosity. Amazement Square is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary, hands-on museum located in historic Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. The museum offers four floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits designed to make learning fun. At Amazement Square, we believe that creative play is one of the most important ways children learn and grow! Guests of all ages can paint on the walls, explore life on the farm, create a rainstorm over downtown Lynchburg, float a boat down the James River, and even rock out on stage in a band of your own! Right in the center of the historic building is the Amazement Tower, an indoor play structure that extends through all four floors of the museum offering an endless maze of slides, ladders, tunnels and a zip-line! Named one of Central Virginia’s favorite family spots, the Museum serves more than 90,000 people through general admission, school programs, outreach activities, workshops, and other special events each year representing guests from all 50 states and more than a dozen countries.
- In 2015, we received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service; the nation's highest honor for institutions serving their community.
- In April of 2023 Amazement Square earned the designation of a Certified Autism Center, the only museum with this recognition in the state of VA
- Since opening our doors in 2001, we have welcomed over 1,000,000 visitors!