Events Calendar

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Don’t Miss…

Don’t miss your chance to explore with George in real life! Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! leaves the Science Museum of Virginia on September 15th.

Thursday, August 1st

Musket, Pike, & Cannon Thursdays. 1pm & 3pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will explore the weapons and tactics common in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Demonstrations will incorporate muskets, pikes, and an artillery drill with the cannon. These 30-minute programs are hands-on for all audiences. Free with admission.

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, August 2nd

Forge Ahead Fridays. 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will learn about 17th century trades and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, leather-working, wood-working, sewing, apothecary, and more. Free with admission.

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.

Special Nights for Special Needs.  5:30-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Short Pump.  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.

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.

Water Games. 6pm-8pm. Deep Run Recreation Center. Ages 7-9. Come prepared to get drenched in a night filled with water-themed games, relays, and activities. No registration required.

Captain Marvel (PG-13). Aug 2 at 7pm and Aug 3 at 2pm & 7pm. Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Saturday, August 3rd

Kids Workshop – Rocket Pencil Box.  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.

Regency’s 3rd Annual Back-to-School EXPO. 10am-3pm. Free. The first 500 people to bring a school supply to stuff Storm Rider 6 will get a bag full of goodies, Merchant Sidewalk Sales, Hands on Activities, Fun and Games, Information on After School Activities, Sports and Tutoring, Nutrition and Healthy Lunch Options, Continuing Education and Financing, Health and Wellness, Bounce House sponsored by Richmond Family Magazine. Free.

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

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.

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.

Secret Quest Saturdays for Kids! 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Children 12 and under can participate in a Henricus scavenger hunt. Children will pick up a game sheet and clues in Henricus’ gift shop and visit the Powhatan Town and English Settlement to search for a hidden historical item in each area. Those who find both items will get a prize. Free with admission.

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

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.

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

Sunday, August 4th

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:45pm. 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.

Monday, August 5th

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.

Minds of All Kinds. 4pm-8pm. Science Museum of Virginia. A free sensory friendly evening at the Museum developed for guests with disABILITIES. Enjoy a less crowded environment as you get hands-on with activities that will pique the curiosity of the young to young at heart. Spots are limited. Register today.

Tuesday, August 6th

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, August 7th

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.

Front Lawn Fun. 11am-Noon. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. This free, family-friendly program will feature outdoor games and toys from yesteryear.

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

Thursday, August 8th

Musket, Pike, & Cannon Thursdays. 1pm & 3pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will explore the weapons and tactics common in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Demonstrations will incorporate muskets, pikes, and an artillery drill with the cannon. These 30-minute programs are hands-on for all audiences. Free with admission.

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, August 9th

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.

Forge Ahead Fridays. 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will learn about 17th century trades and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, leather-working, wood-working, sewing, apothecary, and more. Free with admission.

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

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.

SPARC Presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. SPARC – SARA BELLE NOVEMBER EDUCATIONAL THEATER, 2106 North Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230. Fri 8/9 at 7:30pm, Sat 8/10 at 2:00pm and Sun 8/11 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.

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, August 10th

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 – The Goonies.  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.

SPARC Presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. SPARC – SARA BELLE NOVEMBER EDUCATIONAL THEATER, 2106 North Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230. Fri 8/9 at 7:30pm, Sat 8/10 at 2:00pm and Sun 8/11 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.

Fairytale Fun Day. 10am-4pm. Children’s Museum – Dowtown. Discover a world of wonder as your family explores fairytales and folklore from cultures all across the world during Fairytale Fun Day! Event is free with museum admission. As usual, Children’s Museum Members play for free all year long!

Secret Quest Saturdays for Kids! 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Children 12 and under can participate in a Henricus scavenger hunt. Children will pick up a game sheet and clues in Henricus’ gift shop and visit the Powhatan Town and English Settlement to search for a hidden historical item in each area. Those who find both items will get a prize. Free with admission.

Weekly Children’s Story Time. 11am. Redemption Books, 3008 Stony Point Road. There is always fresh coffee for the parents and a snack for the kids.

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

Moana Sing Along. 7pm. Henrico Theatre. Come watch Moana at the Henrico Theatre and sing along! Dress up as your favorite Disney character and get a prize. Visit the website for ticket information.

Sunday, August 11th

36th Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival. 10am-5pm. Carytown. Big bands, jugglers, and folk acts entertain from 5 outdoor stages – presented by Capital One.

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:45pm. 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.

SPARC Presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. SPARC – SARA BELLE NOVEMBER EDUCATIONAL THEATER, 2106 North Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230. Fri 8/9 at 7:30pm, Sat 8/10 at 2:00pm and Sun 8/11 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.

Monday, August 12th

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, August 13th

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, August 14th

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.

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.

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.

Front Lawn Fun. 11am-Noon. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. This free, family-friendly program will feature outdoor games and toys from yesteryear.

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

Thursday, August 15th

Regency Kids Club.  10am-11am.  Regency Square, 1420 N Parham Rd, Richmond. This month there is a surprise guest. Free.

Musket, Pike, & Cannon Thursdays. 1pm & 3pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will explore the weapons and tactics common in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Demonstrations will incorporate muskets, pikes, and an artillery drill with the cannon. These 30-minute programs are hands-on for all audiences. Free with admission.

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, August 16th

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.

Forge Ahead Fridays. 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will learn about 17th century trades and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, leather-working, wood-working, sewing, apothecary, and more. Free with admission.

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

Science After Dark: Play Dough Night. 5pm-9pm. Science Museum of Virginia. See what you can create with hundreds of pounds of play dough. Visit the website for details on tickets.

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, August 17th

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.

Ready Jet Go! Day. 10am-4pm. Children’s Museum – Downtown. Jet off into space with PBS’s favorite alien, Jet Propulsion of Ready Jet Go! Register your family for PBS Kids Ready To Learn’s Summer Challenge for your chance to receive FREE ADMISSION to Ready Jet Go! Day! Event is free with museum admission. As usual, Children’s Museum Members play for free all year long!

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.

Weekly Children’s Story Time. 11am. Redemption Books, 3008 Stony Point Road. There is always fresh coffee for the parents and a snack for the kids.

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

Family Classic Movies – Raiders of the Lost Ark.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Secret Quest Saturdays for Kids! 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Children 12 and under can participate in a Henricus scavenger hunt. Children will pick up a game sheet and clues in Henricus’ gift shop and visit the Powhatan Town and English Settlement to search for a hidden historical item in each area. Those who find both items will get a prize. Free with admission.

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.

Girl Scout Recruitment Event. 11am-1:30pm. Southside Community Center, 6255 Old Warwick Road, Richmond. For girls ages 5-18.

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.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG). 2pm & 5pm. 
Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

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

Sunday, August 18th

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:45pm. 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.

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, August 19th

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, August 20th

Free Summer Movie – Bow Tie Cinemas – Movieland at Boulevard Square. FREE movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am from June 25th – August 21st. All movies are rated PG and available on a first come, first seated basis. August 20th & 21st: Captain Underpants

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, August 21st

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 Summer Movie – Bow Tie Cinemas – Movieland at Boulevard Square. FREE movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am from June 25th – August 21st. All movies are rated PG and available on a first come, first seated basis. August 20th & 21st: Captain Underpants

Front Lawn Fun. 11am-Noon. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. This free, family-friendly program will feature outdoor games and toys from yesteryear.

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

Thursday, August 22nd

Musket, Pike, & Cannon Thursdays. 1pm & 3pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will explore the weapons and tactics common in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Demonstrations will incorporate muskets, pikes, and an artillery drill with the cannon. These 30-minute programs are hands-on for all audiences. Free with admission.

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, August 23rd

Forge Ahead Fridays. 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will learn about 17th century trades and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, leather-working, wood-working, sewing, apothecary, and more. Free with admission.

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.

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike. 7:30pm. Maymont Nature Center. 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! Owls, bats, frogs and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under. Register online. Fee.

Saturday, August 24th

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 – A Boy Named Charlie Brown.  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.

Secret Quest Saturdays for Kids! 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Children 12 and under can participate in a Henricus scavenger hunt. Children will pick up a game sheet and clues in Henricus’ gift shop and visit the Powhatan Town and English Settlement to search for a hidden historical item in each area. Those who find both items will get a prize. Free with admission.

A FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT AT MAYMONT. 10am-12pm. Maymont Nature Center. Explore Maymont’s 100 acres in a whole new way! Crack secret codes for clues, and use maps and riddles to find your way around the estate in this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Different difficulty levels are available. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany child. $15 per family or group (up to four people)/$12 for members. Register online at
maymont.org by August 23; for information, call 804-358-7168. Limited space for walk-ups.

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.

Weekly Children’s Story Time. 11am. Redemption Books, 3008 Stony Point Road. There is always fresh coffee for the parents and a snack for the kids.

Sunday, August 25th

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm-2:45pm. 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.

Monday, August 26th

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 in the Park. 7pm-9pm. Dorey Park. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and spend a relaxing evening in the park by the lake, listening to your favorite classical and concert band music. Free.

Tuesday, August 27th

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, August 28th

Regal Summer Movie Express. Movie tickets deals are just $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Both movies play on both days. August 27th & August 28th: Madagascar & Shrek 2

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.

Front Lawn Fun. 11am-Noon. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. This free, family-friendly program will feature outdoor games and toys from yesteryear.

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

Thursday, August 29th

Musket, Pike, & Cannon Thursdays. 1pm & 3pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will explore the weapons and tactics common in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Demonstrations will incorporate muskets, pikes, and an artillery drill with the cannon. These 30-minute programs are hands-on for all audiences. Free with admission.

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, August 30th

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.

Forge Ahead Fridays. 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Guests will learn about 17th century trades and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, leather-working, wood-working, sewing, apothecary, and more. Free with admission.

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, August 31st

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.

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

Secret Quest Saturdays for Kids! 10am-4pm. Henricus Historical Park. Children 12 and under can participate in a Henricus scavenger hunt. Children will pick up a game sheet and clues in Henricus’ gift shop and visit the Powhatan Town and English Settlement to search for a hidden historical item in each area. Those who find both items will get a prize. Free with admission.

Family Classic Movies – Super 8.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Weekly Children’s Story Time. 11am. Redemption Books, 3008 Stony Point Road. There is always fresh coffee for the parents and a snack for the kids.

Weekly Children’s Story Time. 11am. Redemption Books, 3008 Stony Point Road. There is always fresh coffee for the parents and a snack for the kids.