Events Calendar

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M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! and The Art of Play at Lewis Ginter.  Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Included with Regular Garden admission.  Visit the website for details.

Saturday, June 1st

Kids Workshop – Putting Green.  9am-Noon.  Local Home Depot stores.  Join the hands-on Kids Workshop and you and your child can build a special project.  All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and must be accompanied by an adult  Registration required – select your local store.  Free.

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Suggested donation.

Summer Service Saturdays. 9:30am – 5:00pm. All Children’s Museum locations. FREE ADMISSION for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families every Saturday from May 25 through August 31. Must show badge or valid ID at check-in. Badge holder must be present in order to receive free admission. Does not apply for group visits or field trips. One adult (18+) for every five children is required.

Family Classic Movies – Mrs Doubtfire.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly the Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.   Included with admission.

Chalk Up The Town. Noon-3pm. Carytown. Were you can be the artist and make our sidewalks come alive with color and imagination. Everyone is welcome! Pick up your chalk at local retailers.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Richmond Kickers Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Sunday, June 2nd

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:30pm. Historic St John’s Church.  Come witness the extraordinary rhetoric of Patrick Henry as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King!  1:15 PM Front Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins. 1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Not recommended for children under 6. Tickets are required.

Celebrate National Donut Day. 2pm 4pm. Clarke-Palmore House Museum, 904 McCoul Street. Explore the delectable history of the donut through activities, displays, and yes, a tasty treat! Discover how war helped the donut grow beyond a regional treat to one all Americans enjoy today. Tour the 1930s Clarke-Palmore House to learn about how this time in history was one of food and kitchen gadget innovation and mass production. Free.

Garden Art. 2pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

SPARC presents LIVE ART: Family. 4pm-7:30pm. Altria Theater. 200 students of all abilities and nationally known recording artists will take the stage for an unforgettable night of music, dance, and visual arts! Fee.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. 4:00pm. Grace Street Theater (934 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220. Roald Dahl’s treasured tale is now Crossroads’ Golden Ticket! Join Charlie, Augustus, Veruca, Violet and Mike as they embark on a confectionery journey of pure imagination through Willy Wonka’s factory. A delectable treat for audiences of ALL ages at this everlasting showstopper. This classic, fun and magical story brought to life through a drama production by our very own Crossroads dancers. Showcase will also include both traditional and contemporary Irish dance choreography and music by our students. Tickets $15

Monday, June 3rd

Garden Art. 10am-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Tuesday, June 4th

Family Walk and Talk. 10-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Departs from the Robins Visitor Center. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Wednesday, June 5th

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Free Riverfront Canal Cruises. FREE canal boat rides from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in recognition of their 20th anniversary. Visitors will also receive a FREE frozen treat during those three hours courtesy of Venture Richmond.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Thursday, June 6th

Flowers After Five. 5-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE! STAYS OPEN UNTIL 8 P.M. Good Green Fun meets in the Children’s Garden from 5-6. Free with Garden admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Friday, June 7th

Storytime in the Garden. 10-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Meet in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy storybooks and activities in the Children’s Garden. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Special Nights for Special Needs.  5:30-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Downtown.  An evening for families with children 15 years old and younger who have challenges or disabilities.  The night includes museum exploration, adapted materials, a cool-down space, and a reduced number of visitors.  Free admission for families of children with behavioral health and development challenges. No reservation required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Science After Dark: Volcanoes. 5pm-9pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Unearth the science of volcanoes before the opening of Pompeii: The Immortal City. Create volcano mosaics, check out a baking soda and vinegar eruption play area, watch elephant toothpaste demonstrations and more. Explore the Museum’s three floors of exhibits and then head to The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions at 6:30 and 7:15 pm; space is limited to the first 250 guests at each show, no ticket required. Stick around for a showing of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (rated PG) at 8 pm. After the shows, step outside to stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society, weather permitting. Fee, get your ticket online.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Aquaman (PG-13).  June 7th at 7pm and June 8th at 2pm & 7pm.  Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Saturday, June 8th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Suggested donation.

Summer Service Saturdays. 9:30am – 5:00pm. All Children’s Museum locations. FREE ADMISSION for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families every Saturday from May 25 through August 31. Must show badge or valid ID at check-in. Badge holder must be present in order to receive free admission. Does not apply for group visits or field trips. One adult (18+) for every five children is required. Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Down on the Farm Day. 10am-4pm. Children’s Museum Downtown. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the farm. Event is free with museum admission. 

Reap What You Sow Day. 10am-5pm. Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road Chester, VA 23836. Help sow the seeds in our English Settlement and Powhatan town of Arrohateck! Come out and learn about colonial horticulture and methodologies. Ask us about adopting a garden to care for at Henricus Historical Park. Fee.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Family Classic Movies – Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Explore the Outdoors. 1pm-5pm. Huguenot Park & Community Idea Station, 10901 Robious Road, North Chesterfield. A FREE day of hands-on fun exploring science and nature. Meet Nature Cat and Curious George. The educational programs of the Community Idea Stations, Science Matters and Ready to Learn, and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation co-host this special day in the park to give children and their families plenty of exciting outdoor experiences. Over fifty local community groups with expertise in outdoor adventure, healthy living, and environmental science will engage you in activities ranging from archery and fishing, paddle boarding (on dry land), gardening, camping, art making and much, much more. Parking is available at Johnston Willis Hospital and OrthoVirginia. Free admission but registration is required.

Behind the Scenes. 1:30pm-2:30pm. Maymont Nature Center. Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Maymont Nature Center. Thirteen aquariums and more than 200 animals require more care than meets the eye. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. (Groups of 5 or more must register in advance.). Fee.

Taylor’s Pirate Fishing Fun. 4pm-7pm. Courthouse Park. Taylor, the Hanover Parks and Recreation mascot, has his pirate costume on and is ready for some Pirate Fishing FUN! Kids will also have the opportunity
to make a craft project and get a pirate tattoo in the “Children’s Cove”. Taylor is bringing his large inflatable pirate ship for you to play in, just in case the fish aren’t biting. No fishing license needed. Bait and rods will be
available on a first come, first served basis so please bring your own. Free.

Aquaman (PG-13).  June 7th at 7pm and June 8th at 2pm & 7pm.  Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Sunday, June 9th

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:30pm. Historic St John’s Church.  Come witness the extraordinary rhetoric of Patrick Henry as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King!  1:15 PM Front Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins. 1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Not recommended for children under 6. Tickets are required.

Garden Art. 2pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Family Celebration. 2pm-5pm. Westchester Commons on the Village Green. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of music with the Diggity Dudes! Free. MOVED TO June 23rd DUE TO RAIN.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Monday, June 10th

Garden Art. 10am-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Foster Parent Information Session.  6:30pm-7:30pm. HopeTree Family Services Foster Care Offices, 11745 Chester Rd., Chester, VA 23831.  Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need?  Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child?  Have you considered becoming a foster parent?  Please join HopeTree Foster Care to learn more about how your family can become a foster family.  Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.

Tuesday, June 11th

Family Walk and Talk. 10-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Departs from the Robins Visitor Center. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Foster Parent Information Session.  6:30pm-7:30pm. Baptist General Association of Virginia, 2828 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294.  Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need?  Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child?  Have you considered becoming a foster parent?  Please join HopeTree Foster Care to learn more about how your family can become a foster family.  Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.

Wednesday, June 12th

Mommy and Me and Daddy, too. 10am.  The Square at Willow Lawn.  Join Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of EVERY month from 10am to 11:30am as they  host a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents´ interaction with their children.  Free.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Thursday, June 13th

Play, Build, and Create. 10:30–11:30am. VMFA Art Education Center. For ages 14–30 months. Enjoy kinetic sand, dough, block building, and play-based art experiences, all inspired by sculptures in the VMFA collection. Fee.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Flowers After Five. 5-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE! STAYS OPEN UNTIL 8 P.M. Good Green Fun meets in the Children’s Garden from 5-6. Free with Garden admission.

Friday, June 14th

Storytime in the Garden. 10-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Meet in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy storybooks and activities in the Children’s Garden. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

CarMax $1 Dollar Night.  5pm-7:30pm.  CMoR Downtown, 2626 W Broad St.  Museum admission is only $1 per person for the entire family! Visit the website to get your voucher.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike. 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Maymont Nature Center. Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through experiments, games and a hike of the grounds for National Get Outdoors Month! Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under. Register online by June 20. Fee.

Saturday, June 15th

Connect 4® Tournament. 9am-11am. Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue. For ages 5-10. Connect 4® is an interesting game of strategy; test your skills in a round-robin tournament. No registration required. Free.

Summer Service Saturdays. 9:30am – 5:00pm. All Children’s Museum locations. FREE ADMISSION for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families every Saturday from May 25 through August 31. Must show badge or valid ID at check-in. Badge holder must be present in order to receive free admission. Does not apply for group visits or field trips. One adult (18+) for every five children is required.

Ashland Strawberry Faire. 10am-5pm. On the campus of Randolph-Macon College. Enjoy Arts & Crafts, Hanover in Action Pavilion, Pet Pageant, BARKing Lot, Youth Strawberry Pageant, Kid Zone, Dunk Tank and of course, strawberries! Rain or shine. Proceeds support area non-profit groups and scholarships for Hanover County Public School students. Pet friendly.

Fairy Chase. 10:30am – Noon. Maymont Garden Hall (meet at the Carriage House, located near the Historic Estate Entrance). Do you believe in fairies? Enjoy a magical morning filled with whimsy and make-believe. Play games, make wishes, hear stories and receive your very own wings and wand as you learn what fairies like to do and where they like to hide. Imaginative clues guide you around the lawns of Maymont as you search for the winged creatures, finding treasures along the way. This enchanting program concludes with a sweet treat of fairy cakes and lemonade. Ages 4-8. Parents are welcome to observe the program. Register online by June 14.

Family Classic Movies – Daddy Day Care.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly the Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.   Included with admission.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Father’s Day Weekend Fun. June 15th & 16th 1-4 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a weekend of opportunities to honor and spend time with dad. Visit the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, plus these activities: On Saturday, have fun with crafts and activities in the Children’s Garden. (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) On Sunday, enjoy a free concert. Food available for purchase. Regular Garden admission.

Richmond Kickers Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Sunday, June 16th

Father’s Day Free Admission. 9:30am-5pm. Fathers play free all day on Father’s Day! Valid at all four Children’s Museum locations (Downtown, Fredericksburg, Chesterfield, and Short Pump)

Father’s Day Weekend Fun. June 15th & 16th 1-4 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a weekend of opportunities to honor and spend time with dad. Visit the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, plus these activities: On Saturday, have fun with crafts and activities in the Children’s Garden. (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) On Sunday, enjoy a free concert. Food available for purchase. Regular Garden admission.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:30pm. Historic St John’s Church.  Come witness the extraordinary rhetoric of Patrick Henry as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King!  1:15 PM Front Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins. 1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Not recommended for children under 6. Tickets are required

Flying Squirrels Kids Club Game.  1:05pm.  The Diamond.  All kids 14 and younger are invited to join the FREE Squirrel Tails Kids Club, the official kids club of the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Membership receives these great member benefits: A FREE General Admission ticket to every Sunday home game, Play catch on the field before every Sunday home game, Kids run the bases after every Sunday home game, Kids-themed giveaways and character meet & greets at select Sunday home games.

Garden Art. 2pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Monday, June 17th

Garden Art. 10am-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Henrico Concert Band Patriotic Concert. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. Join the Henrico Concert Band for their annual patriotic concert of classical favorites that celebrate all that is great about America. Free, but call for reservations at 652-1460.

Tuesday, June 18th

Family Walk and Talk. 10-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Departs from the Robins Visitor Center. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Wednesday, June 19th

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Thursday, June 20th

Regency Kids Club.  10am-11am.  Regency Square, 1420 N Parham Rd, Richmond. Visit with the Teeny Tiny Farm. Free.

Play, Build, and Create. 10:30–11:30am. VMFA Art Education Center. For ages 14–30 months. Enjoy kinetic sand, dough, block building, and play-based art experiences, all inspired by sculptures in the VMFA collection. Fee.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Flowers After Five. 5-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE! STAYS OPEN UNTIL 8 P.M. Good Green Fun meets in the Children’s Garden from 5-6. Free with Garden admission.

Friday, June 21st

Barefoot Puppet Theatre presents Galapagos George. 10am and 1pm. Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. Based on the true story of “Lonesome George,” this show tells the tale of a truly one-of-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described by The Smithsonian as “an uplifting eco-fable,” this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man’s impact on the environment. This show was awarded a UNIMA Citation of Excellence in 2005. Shows at 10am and 1pm. Seating is first-come, first-served. Free.

Storytime in the Garden. 10-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Meet in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy storybooks and activities in the Children’s Garden. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Saturday, June 22nd

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Suggested donation.

Summer Service Saturdays. 9:30am – 5:00pm. All Children’s Museum locations. FREE ADMISSION for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families every Saturday from May 25 through August 31. Must show badge or valid ID at check-in. Badge holder must be present in order to receive free admission. Does not apply for group visits or field trips. One adult (18+) for every five children is required.

Family Classic Movies – LEGO Batman Movie. 10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Trades of Antiquity. 10am-5pm. Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road Chester, VA 23836. Join Henricus Historical Park and the Southeast Virginia Primitive Skills Group for a weekend of historic skills. See demonstrations of life skills and trades from the pre-contact and Colonial eras in Virginia such as flint knapping, fire starting, wood turning, broom weaving, soap making, trapping, hide prep, and blacksmithing. Examples of artifacts made will be available for purchase, so bring your questions and take home a piece of history. Fee.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Bumblebee Jamboree. 10:30am-2:30pm. Maymont Farm Lawn.
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with family-friendly activities including a live butterfly safari tent, puppet shows, crafts and games. See inside a bee hive, enjoy butterfly garden tours, view the VCU display of live insects, learn pollinator plant selections, enjoy food and beverage samples and much more! 

Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG).  2pm & 5pm.  Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Sunday, June 23rd

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:30pm. Historic St John’s Church.  Come witness the extraordinary rhetoric of Patrick Henry as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King!  1:15 PM Front Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins. 1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Not recommended for children under 6. Tickets are required

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Garden Art. 2pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Family Celebration. 2pm-5pm. Westchester Commons on the Village Green. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of music with the Diggity Dudes! Free. MOVED FROM June 9th DUE TO RAIN.

Monday, June 24th

Garden Art. 10am-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Tuesday, June 25th

Family Walk and Talk. 10-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Departs from the Robins Visitor Center. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Wednesday, June 26th

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Summer Nature Series. 10am-11am. Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Drive. Join Three Lakes Nature Center staff as they open up classroom doors to visitors with a variety of items from our nature collections. Staff will be on hand to present information and answer questions. Topics rotate throughout the summer months. Admission is free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Thursday, June 27th

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Flowers After Five. 5-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE! STAYS OPEN UNTIL 8 P.M. Good Green Fun meets in the Children’s Garden from 5-6. Free with Garden admission.

Concert Under the Stars. 7pm. Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Road. Join Henrico Community Band for an outdoor concert. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and spend a casual evening on the lawn listening to your favorite band music. Free.

Friday, June 28th

Storytime in the Garden. 10-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Meet in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy storybooks and activities in the Children’s Garden. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Saturday, June 29th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Suggested donation.

Summer Service Saturdays. 9:30am – 5:00pm. All Children’s Museum locations. FREE ADMISSION for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families every Saturday from May 25 through August 31. Must show badge or valid ID at check-in. Badge holder must be present in order to receive free admission. Does not apply for group visits or field trips. One adult (18+) for every five children is required.

Family Classic Movies – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Family Movie Night – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. 6:30pm-10pm. River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road. Watch the movie on the big screen under the stars. Free.

Sunday, June 30th

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:30pm. Historic St John’s Church.  Come witness the extraordinary rhetoric of Patrick Henry as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King!  1:15 PM Front Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins. 1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Not recommended for children under 6. Tickets are required

Flying Squirrels Kids Club Game.  1:05pm.  The Diamond.  All kids 14 and younger are invited to join the FREE Squirrel Tails Kids Club, the official kids club of the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Membership receives these great member benefits: A FREE General Admission ticket to every Sunday home game, Play catch on the field before every Sunday home game, Kids run the bases after every Sunday home game, Kids-themed giveaways and character meet & greets at select Sunday home games.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.