Events Calendar

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is on display at the Science Museum through September 5. It was created and produced by Grande Experiences and is generously sponsored locally by Markel and GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. During regular Science Museum operating hours (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), admission to Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is available through a combination ticket that includes access to the exhibition as well as regular Science Museum exhibits. The Science Museum is also offering extended hours on Friday (from June 3 – September 2) where Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will be the only exhibition open. Visit smv.org for additional details and pricing.

Thursday, July 7th

Flowers After Five. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Relax on Thursday evenings mid-May through mid-September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks. The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Fee.

Friday, July 8th

Storytime in the Garden. 10am-10:30am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager reads a few of her favorite stories to children in the Lora Robins Library in the Kelly Education Center. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity. As it gets warmer, look for storytime to move to the shade of the overcup oak trees outside the Kelly Education Center. Invite your friends! Free with garden admission.

Kid’s Night Out.  6 to 9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian and West End locations.  Kids 2-5 years old enjoy three hours of fun, playtime, crafts, and dinner, all led by fun, energetic instructors. Children do not need to be potty-trained!  Every Friday.  Member Pricing $20.  Non-Member Pricing $25. Sibling discounts available. 

Sunday, July 10th

‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’ Reenactment. 1:30-2:30pm. Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23223. Experience Patrick Henry’s famous Liberty or Death speech as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King and join New England in the fight for Liberty! Professional actors portray key delegates to the 2nd Virginia Convention, including Col. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Pendleton and Peyton Randolph. Masks are encouraged. There is no food, drink, gum, candy, strollers, backpacks or firearms permitted inside the church. Church Tours are offered at 3pm for an additional fee. Fee.

Thursday, July 14th

Flowers After Five. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Relax on Thursday evenings mid-May through mid-September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks. The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Fee.

Friday, July 15th

Storytime in the Garden. 10am-10:30am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager reads a few of her favorite stories to children in the Lora Robins Library in the Kelly Education Center. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity. As it gets warmer, look for storytime to move to the shade of the overcup oak trees outside the Kelly Education Center. Invite your friends! Free with garden admission.

Kid’s Night Out.  6 to 9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian and West End locations.  Kids 2-5 years old enjoy three hours of fun, playtime, crafts, and dinner, all led by fun, energetic instructors. Children do not need to be potty-trained!  Every Friday.  Member Pricing $20.  Non-Member Pricing $25. Sibling discounts available. 

Sunday, July 17th

‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’ Reenactment. 1:30-2:30pm. Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23223. Experience Patrick Henry’s famous Liberty or Death speech as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King and join New England in the fight for Liberty! Professional actors portray key delegates to the 2nd Virginia Convention, including Col. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Pendleton and Peyton Randolph. Masks are encouraged. There is no food, drink, gum, candy, strollers, backpacks or firearms permitted inside the church. Church Tours are offered at 3pm for an additional fee. Fee.

Thursday, July 21st

Flowers After Five. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Relax on Thursday evenings mid-May through mid-September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks. The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Fee.

Friday, July 22nd

Storytime in the Garden. 10am-10:30am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager reads a few of her favorite stories to children in the Lora Robins Library in the Kelly Education Center. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity. As it gets warmer, look for storytime to move to the shade of the overcup oak trees outside the Kelly Education Center. Invite your friends! Free with garden admission.

Kid’s Night Out.  6 to 9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian and West End locations.  Kids 2-5 years old enjoy three hours of fun, playtime, crafts, and dinner, all led by fun, energetic instructors. Children do not need to be potty-trained!  Every Friday.  Member Pricing $20.  Non-Member Pricing $25. Sibling discounts available. 

Sunday, July 24th

‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’ Reenactment. 1:30-2:30pm. Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23223. Experience Patrick Henry’s famous Liberty or Death speech as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King and join New England in the fight for Liberty! Professional actors portray key delegates to the 2nd Virginia Convention, including Col. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Pendleton and Peyton Randolph. Masks are encouraged. There is no food, drink, gum, candy, strollers, backpacks or firearms permitted inside the church. Church Tours are offered at 3pm for an additional fee. Fee.

Sunday, July 24th – Sunday, July 31st

Shark Week Celebration. Science Museum of Virginia. Enjoy a week of shark programming that includes; Great White Shark will be shown in The Dome at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, watch an educator dissect a spiny dogfish daily, accessorize and make a shark fin hat or remora necklace in the Art Lab, and a daily Science on a Sphere demo to explore ocean depths, investigate currents, climate, shark migrations and more. Fee.

Thursday, July 28th

Flowers After Five. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Relax on Thursday evenings mid-May through mid-September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks. The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Fee.

Friday, July 29th

Storytime in the Garden. 10am-10:30am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager reads a few of her favorite stories to children in the Lora Robins Library in the Kelly Education Center. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity. As it gets warmer, look for storytime to move to the shade of the overcup oak trees outside the Kelly Education Center. Invite your friends! Free with garden admission.

Kid’s Night Out.  6 to 9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian and West End locations.  Kids 2-5 years old enjoy three hours of fun, playtime, crafts, and dinner, all led by fun, energetic instructors. Children do not need to be potty-trained!  Every Friday.  Member Pricing $20.  Non-Member Pricing $25. Sibling discounts available. 

Sunday, July 31st

‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’ Reenactment. 1:30-2:30pm. Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23223. Experience Patrick Henry’s famous Liberty or Death speech as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King and join New England in the fight for Liberty! Professional actors portray key delegates to the 2nd Virginia Convention, including Col. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Pendleton and Peyton Randolph. Masks are encouraged. There is no food, drink, gum, candy, strollers, backpacks or firearms permitted inside the church. Church Tours are offered at 3pm for an additional fee. Fee.