Madge M. Jones Activity Terrace


The Madge M. Jones Activity Terrace is located on the 7th floor of University Hospital. This play space of the University of Virginia Children's Hospital is supervised by Hospital Education Program (HEP) staff. The terrace is open to 7th floor patients only (2 years and older) and their families on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Operating hours are extended to 7:45 p.m. during the summer.  Weekend and holiday hours are posted at the entrance. 

A wide variety of action-oriented toys, games, and play equipment is available on the terrace.  The water table encourages creative play. The slide, basketball hoops, and self-propelled vehicles provide opportunity for gross motor movement.   Board games allow for quieter play.

Parents or guardians must sign children in/out of the terrace for each visit.  Special terrace identification stickers must be worn at all times.  A Screened Child Visitor Information Card is required daily for each visiting child 12 years and under.   Staff at the Visitor Information Desk in the University Hospital lobby assist visitors in obtaining the required information cards.

All HEP services are free to children and their families.  For additional information, contact (434) 924-2658.