This Summer – Meet the Jurassic Giants of the Triassic, Jurassic & Cretaceous Periods at the Virginia Living Museum

Meet GIGANOTOSAURUS!! Summer 2021 – May 29- Sept. 6, 2021 Experience the largest animatronic dinosaur the Virginia Living Museum has ever featured. The conservation garden will be the home of Giganotosaurus! Experience a variety of other roaring, stomping, animatronic dinosaurs in indoor and outdoor galleries!  Journey back millions of years to the Triassic, Jurassic, and […]

Winter Weekends at Busch Gardens January 15th -24th

Celebrate the New Year in a winterland of fun with dazzling lights, thrilling rides and wildlife! This ALL-NEW limited-capacity January event is sure to delight. Stroll through villages filled with tons of beautiful lights at night, brave the thrills of thirteen rides including three roller coasters and Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™, encounter unique animals […]

The Children’s Museum is Open!

The Children’s Museum opened it’s Downtown and Chesterfield locations on September 17th! There are lots of changes, including an 18’ tire climber and CarMax exhibit at CMoR Chesterfield, and a new outdoor iSpy and new Bright exhibit at CMoR Downtown. Guests over the age of 5 will be required to wear a mask, new procedures […]

The Science Museum is Open!

Science Museum of Virginia iis open and here some details! Museum Operating Hours The Museum will be open 9:30 am – 5 pm. Starting September 13, the Museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday and will be closed on Mondays for deep cleaning. Museum Admission  Tickets are available for pre-purchase by phone and online only […]

Maymont’s New Nature Center!

Maymont has a new Nature Center! The Robins Nature Center, a 29,000-square-foot attraction, is the largest facility of its kind in central Virginia and holds close to 30,000 gallons of aquaria showcasing animals of the James River and Chesapeake Bay. The new experience at Maymont emphasizes the natural history of the area and environmental stewardship […]

Fun for Kids with Lewis Ginter!

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens offers lots of family fun and learning opportunities for kids during August. Take a look and see what your family might enjoy! Virtual storytime with activities on Fridays at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live. Watch programming and videos from Children’s Educators plus see activities for families to explore nature and resources for add-on […]

Science Museum Live Virtual Astronomy Shows Weekly

Enjoy a trip through the cosmos without leaving home. Explore a new topic every week with a Museum Astronomer, who will guide you every step of the way. From the planets next door to the farthest reaches of the universe, they will provide their usual dose of surprising and fascinating facts. Bring your questions to help guide future […]

Flying Squirrels Movies in the Outfield

Movies in the Outfield is proudly supported by Aldi, Dominion Energy, Elephant Insurance, Richmond Area Honda Dealers and Pepsi. Saturday, October 17th Movies in The Outfield – The Sandlot + FIREWORKS! Admission is $12 per person. Children age 3 and younger are admitted free. To promote social distancing, seating will be located on the field […]

Summer Virtual Art Classes at The Center for Creative Arts

Art lessons come to your house this summer, on your schedule! Students at the Center for Creative Arts have been enjoying art lessons by downloading a dropbox video created by Center instructors that they can independently watch, stop, or rewind, at any time during the week. Preschoolers through teens have been drawing, coloring and painting […]

Pick Your Own Cherries, Peaches, Blueberries and Strawberries

Are you interested in picking your own fruit?  Check out these summer options kids will love!  The picking season can be short, so check with the orchard before you head out. Strawberries Chiles Peach Orchard1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA   Phone: 434.823.1583Chiles Peach Orchard offers pick your own strawberries while the season lasts. Check their Facebook page for details […]