UGH! It’s Winter Break – What to do with the kids?

In need of something to do this week?  Check out these fun things happening around town.  For more ideas, visit our calendar.kidsHome


Velveteen Rabbit

Sun Dec 27th: 2:00PM
Sun Dec 27th: 7:00PM
Tue Dec 29th: 2:00PM
Wed Dec 30th: 2:00PM
Sat Jan 2nd: 10:30AM
Sat Jan 2nd: 2:00PM
Sun Jan 3rd: 2:00PM

The Velveteen Rabbit performances by Virginia Rep are held at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.


RVA Winter Puppetfest

Saturday, Dec. 26th: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man  (10:30am and 1pm)
Sunday, Dec. 27th: The Princess, the Pea, and the Pirate  (1pm and 3:30pm)
Monday, Dec. 28th: The Princess, the Pea, and the Pirate   (10:30am and 1pm)
Tuesday, Dec. 29th: The Velveteen Rabbit   (10:30am and 1pm)
Wednesday, Dec. 30th: The Velveteen Rabbit  (10:30am and 1pm)
Friday, Jan. 1st: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man  (10:30am and 1pm)

Puppetfest performances are at Richmond Triangle Players,  located at 1300 Altamont Avenue (just a few blocks from the Science Museum).


Science Museum of Virginia

Alien Worlds and Androids Exhibit – Open Daily Through Feb 21, 2016

Explore cutting-edge science and intelligent technology created by The Jet Propulsions Laboratory and NASA. Come face-to-face with the fantastic worlds depicted in your favorite science fiction films and books.

Fruitcake Science – December 26, 2015 to December 30, 2015

During this quirky, annual holiday event the Museum will conduct unconventional experiments on everyone’s least favorite holiday treat, the fruitcake! Watch in amazement as they burn, drop and freeze fruitcakes. Build your own catapult or stand back as they celebrate Trebuchets on Tuesday, December 29 to fling fruitcakes with finesse!

Playing in The Dome – Daily

Wildest Weather in the Solar System, Humpback Whales, Dark Universe (Live Cosmic Expedition)

SMV is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 5 pm & Sunday, 11:30 am – 5 pm.


GardenFest of Lights

Enjoy an illuminated walk through Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Nighly, 5pm to 10pm, Through January 11th.


Indoor Play Places

Check out our huge list of fun places to jump, play and slide!