June 16th – 22nd

kids playingToday – September 1st

Summer Sounds.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  Weather permitting.

Today – Sunday, September 7th

How to Make a Monster.     Science Museum of Virginia.  Uncover the world of monsters and creatures from the movies! Find out how they’re brought to life – from an idea to the final project – and take a look at the behind-the scenes art and technology of animatronics. Included with exhibit admission; free for members.

Today – September 30th

Water Play.  Weekdays 1pm-4:45pm.  Saturdays and Sundays 9am-4:45pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.   During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 21 – Sept 30. (weather permitting).  Free with garden admission.

Monday, June 16th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Tuesday, June 17th

Young @ Art: Pictures & Puzzles.  10am-11am .  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For kids ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore collage and assemblage by piecing together different shapes and materials for your own fantastic creations.  Fee.

Garden Explorations for Families.  10:15am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  For children 3-5 years (older siblings welcome) with accompanying adult.  Enjoy story time and a fun-filled adventure while exploring different areas of the Garden. We observe our surroundings using a variety of hands-on activities and take-home treasures. Themes change each month and new stories, activities and garden areas are introduced each week.  Fee.

Motivating the Unmotivated (Parents of Children 11-16 yrs.)  Noon-1pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Tuesday, June 17th & Wednesday, June 18th

Hotel Transylvania & The Smurfs 2.  10am.  Regal Virginia Center Stadium, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium, Regal Short Pump Stadium.  Seating on a first come-first served basis.  Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1.

Wednesday, June 18th

Drop in and Dig!  9am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Free with Garden admission.

Young @ Art: Pictures & Puzzles.  10am-11am .  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For kids ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore collage and assemblage by piecing together different shapes and materials for your own fantastic creations.  Fee.

Parenting the Impulsive Child 4-11 yrs.  6:30pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, June 19th

Families After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Enjoy Flowers After 5 with the family and special events for kids in the Children’s Garden.  Listen to story books, garden, participate in walkabouts and have good, green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  WaterPlay will remain open until 8pm.  Fee, free for members.

Friday, June 20th

Target Night.  5:00pm-7:30pm.    Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central.  Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person!

Friday, June 20th – Saturday, June 28th

Monday’s Child Consignment Sale.  INSIDE Chesterfield Towne Center Mall! (Near Sears).  A seasonal consignment sale offering gently used children’s items.

Friday, June 20th •  10am-7pm
Saturday, June 21st •  10am-7pm
Sunday, June 22nd •  12pm-5pm
25% Off – Friday, June 27th •  10am-7pm
50% Off – Saturday, June 28th •  10am-7pm

Saturday, June 21st

Summer Science Family Fun.  9:30am to 5:00pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Venture into the sunshine to celebrate monsters, from the iconic Bigfoot #1 The Original Monster Truck® to a monster trebuchet sending items soaring through the air. Enjoy a Reptile Encounter and check out VirginiaFIRST Robotics teams displaying their champion bots. Visit How to Make a Monster and other Museum galleries. Included with exhibit admission, free for members.

Down on the Farm Day.  10am-4pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central.  This event is part of CMoR’s Annual Summer Series.  Make fun farm-themed projects, meet The Dairy Princesses of VA, visit with a real live cow and baby calf, interact with VA Sport Horses’ Therapy Horses, and visit with animals from the Teeny Tiny Farm. Free with museum admission.

Fairy Chase.  10:30am.  Maymont Grounds.  Fee.

Multiples Family Day.  10:30am-4pm.  King’s Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047.  An event hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry (part of VCU’s Office of Research). Calling all Twins, Triplets and more!   Discount ticket prices ($33) for all twins, triplets, higher order multiples and their families.  Twin contests and more! For additional information, promo code or questions visit www.matr.vcu.edu or call 1-800-URA-TWIN (872-8946).

Stories at the Museum.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Historical Society.  Reading of a children’s history book and a make-it-and-take-it craft.  June Theme – World War II History.  For all ages.  Free.

American Art—Free Style!  1pm-4pm.  VMFA Atrium & Sculpture Garden.  Dig deep into the roots of African American culture and identity with performances by a barbershop quartet and a hip hop dance group, as well as call-and-response storytelling.  Demonstrations of braiding, wrapping, headdressing, and hat-making by artists and stylists throughout the event. Participants will also receive complimentary admission to the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture thanks to a sponsorship from Richmond (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.  Free, no registration required.

Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll West End, 9677 W Broad Street, Glen Allen VA 23060.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you!  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner.  No need to be a member; register by calling 804-249-5001. (Members: $20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children. Non-Members: $25 for one child, $40 for two children, $45 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing.)

Richmond Raiders Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  The Raiders play in the fast paced, action packed sport of Professional Indoor Football.  Fee.

Saturday, June 21st & Sunday, June 22nd

The Goonies.  11am.  Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Enjoy this classic movie with the kids!  Fee.

Sunday, June 22nd

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention and Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”.  1pm-3pm.  St. John’s Church.   1:15 pm — Doors open.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.  1:30 pm — Music program.  1:45 pm — Reenactment begins.  This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00.  Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats.

John McCutcheon Concert.  7:00pm. Maggie Walker Governor’s School Auditorium, 1000 N. Lombardy Street. The concert will include a tribute to activist and American folk singer, Pete Seeger. Tickets can be reserved and purchased at http://www.rpec.org/mccutcheon or by calling the Richmond Peace Education Center at 804-232-1002. Tickets will cost $25.00 for adults ($90.00 for a package of 4) and $10.00 for students.