Events Calendar

FEATURED EVENTS:

Parents Morning Out. Romp n’ Roll West End & Midlothian. Wednesdays. Calling all parents craving a breather! Romp n’ Roll has your back! Introducing our Parent’s Morning Out event – your ticket to blissful ‘me-time’ while your little one dives into an incredible adventure. Picture this: three hours of pure relaxation for you while your kiddo enjoys a whirlwind of activities! From artsy creations to musical marvels, games, sing-alongs, and dance-offs, it’s a boundless world of fun and learning waiting for your child. Kids 2-5 years old. 3-hour drop-off program, no potty training required. Registration required.

Opened May 14th!

Bug Squad-Downtown. 9:30am-5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown. Join us all summer for Bug Squad, a hands-on exhibit exploring the unique abilities of bugs! This touring exhibit features talking animatronic members of the Bug Squad, bugs with their own superhero storyline that describes their super abilities and unique traits. The exhibit is a full sensory experience while providing plenty of active spaces to play. Highlights include the Spider Web Escape area with a slide, the Ant Colony Climber, and an opportunity to experience (virtually) what it’s like to fly like a dragonfly. This exhibit was produced by Omaha Children’s Museum. Free with museum admission.


Tuesday, June 4

Fun On The Front Lawn. 10am. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, Jacob’s Ladders, and YoYos have been found around the world for thousands of years. You will get the chance to play with colonial-era replicas of these games, as well as take part in slinky races down our front steps, giant checkers on the lawn, and even try your luck in getting George Washington back home to Mount Vernon in a 19th C version of chutes and ladders. Free.

Try it Tuesdays with Resilient Martial Arts. 11:00 am-11:30 am. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Chesterfield. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month with Master Ribeiro and take a beginner course in martial arts. Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy, but it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time. Free with museum admission.

Tutus & Ties on Tuesdays. 2pm-2:30pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown. Movement and play are good for children’s bodies and brains. In fact, movement can help increase memory, perception, language comprehension, attention, emotional understanding, and decision making! This event is free with museum admission.

Wednesday, June 5

Parents Morning Out. Romp n’ Roll West End & Midlothian. Wednesdays. Calling all parents craving a breather! Romp n’ Roll has your back! Introducing our Parent’s Morning Out event – your ticket to blissful ‘me-time’ while your little one dives into an incredible adventure. Picture this: three hours of pure relaxation for you while your kiddo enjoys a whirlwind of activities! From artsy creations to musical marvels, games, sing-alongs, and dance-offs, it’s a boundless world of fun and learning waiting for your child. Kids 2-5 years old. 3-hour drop-off program, no potty training required. Registration required.

Waterplay Wednesday. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Bring your family and escape to a tropical paradise at Waterway Wednesdays this summer (June-August)! The Waterway splash pad, a feature designed with our youngest guests in mind, will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays nights (weather dependent).

Thursday, June 6

Stories at the Museum. 10:30am. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Aimed at early elementary learners, the educator led Stories at the Museum program will feature a read-aloud story time in one of the museum galleries, paired with a craft activity! Your Stories at the Museum ticket includes admission (please purchase a ticket for each member of your party), so feel free to stay afterwards and enjoy the exhibits on display. Please note: this is not a drop in program, and will start on time.

Playhouse Bilingual Storytime French. 10:30am- 11:00am. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown. Join us on Thursday in the Downtown Playhouse for bilingual storytime! We’ll sing, dance, read and learn French. This event is free with Museum admission.

FLOWERS AFTER 5. 5pm-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Music, food and drink in the garden. Admission to this event is included with regular Garden admission.

Friday, June 7

Storytime in the Garden. 10am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime. Included in regular Garden admission; free for members.

CultureFest Fridays with Culture Encounters. 3:30pm-4:30pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown. Join us every first Friday for a monthly cultural celebration for the entire family in partnership with Culture Encounters. Come enjoy a performance, craft, and snack. This event is free with museum admission.

First Fridays. 5pm-8pm. VMHC. On the first Friday of each month, the museum will stay open later for this family-friendly event. Between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, the museum will offer free admission to the galleries, specials in the Café, access to food trucks, live music, and family-centered activities. Free, no registration required.

Kid’s Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll Glen Allen location. Kid’s night out is the perfect date night for you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run, play, dance, and have fun with our energetic instructors. We even include a pizza party dinner and our famous bubble dance party. It’s the best way for your kids (and you) to enjoy yourselves! Enjoy your evening, knowing that our team will make sure your little one has fun playing, exploring, and learning! For kids 2-5 years old. Children do not need to be potty-trained. Member $30 / Non Member $35. Sibling Discounts Available.

Saturday June 8

Storytime in the Garden. 10am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime. Included in regular Garden admission; free for members.

Tuesday, June 11

Fun On The Front Lawn. 10am. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, Jacob’s Ladders, and YoYos have been found around the world for thousands of years. You will get the chance to play with colonial-era replicas of these games, as well as take part in slinky races down our front steps, giant checkers on the lawn, and even try your luck in getting George Washington back home to Mount Vernon in a 19th C version of chutes and ladders. Free.

Tutus & Ties on Tuesdays. 2pm-2:30pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown. Movement and play are good for children’s bodies and brains. In fact, movement can help increase memory, perception, language comprehension, attention, emotional understanding, and decision making! This event is free with museum admission.

Wednesday, June 12

Parents Morning Out. Romp n’ Roll West End & Midlothian. Wednesdays. Calling all parents craving a breather! Romp n’ Roll has your back! Introducing our Parent’s Morning Out event – your ticket to blissful ‘me-time’ while your little one dives into an incredible adventure. Picture this: three hours of pure relaxation for you while your kiddo enjoys a whirlwind of activities! From artsy creations to musical marvels, games, sing-alongs, and dance-offs, it’s a boundless world of fun and learning waiting for your child. Kids 2-5 years old. 3-hour drop-off program, no potty training required. Registration required.

Waterplay Wednesday. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Bring your family and escape to a tropical paradise at Waterway Wednesdays this summer (June-August)! The Waterway splash pad, a feature designed with our youngest guests in mind, will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays nights (weather dependent).

Thursday, June 13

Stories at the Museum. 10:30am. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Aimed at early elementary learners, the educator led Stories at the Museum program will feature a read-aloud story time in one of the museum galleries, paired with a craft activity! Your Stories at the Museum ticket includes admission (please purchase a ticket for each member of your party), so feel free to stay afterwards and enjoy the exhibits on display. Please note: this is not a drop in program, and will start on time.

FLOWERS & FIDOS AFTER 5. 5pm-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Music, food and drink in the garden. Admission to this event is included with regular Garden admission.

Friday, June 14

Storytime in the Garden. 10am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime. Included in regular Garden admission; free for members.

Kid’s Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll Glen Allen location. Kid’s night out is the perfect date night for you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run, play, dance, and have fun with our energetic instructors. We even include a pizza party dinner and our famous bubble dance party. It’s the best way for your kids (and you) to enjoy yourselves! Enjoy your evening, knowing that our team will make sure your little one has fun playing, exploring, and learning! For kids 2-5 years old. Children do not need to be potty-trained. Member $30 / Non Member $35. Sibling Discounts Available.

Saturday, June 15

Outdoor Summer Performance Series. 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond –
Downtown. Join us for our Outdoor Summer Performance Series at our outdoor stage on the third
Saturday during the summer. Come to the museum for a fun Saturday morning and be entertained.
Enjoy the splash pad or sit under the shade and enjoy Richmond’s finest family entertainment. There will be two 45-minute performances during the two-hour block. Please check our social media
closer to the date for timing. Free with museum admission.

Storytime in the Garden. 10am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime. Included in regular Garden admission; free for members.

Tuesday, June 18

Fun On The Front Lawn. 10am. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, Jacob’s Ladders, and YoYos have been found around the world for thousands of years. You will get the chance to play with colonial-era replicas of these games, as well as take part in slinky races down our front steps, giant checkers on the lawn, and even try your luck in getting George Washington back home to Mount Vernon in a 19th C version of chutes and ladders. Free.

Parents Morning Out. Romp n’ Roll West End & Midlothian. Wednesdays. Calling all parents craving a breather! Romp n’ Roll has your back! Introducing our Parent’s Morning Out event – your ticket to blissful ‘me-time’ while your little one dives into an incredible adventure. Picture this: three hours of pure relaxation for you while your kiddo enjoys a whirlwind of activities! From artsy creations to musical marvels, games, sing-alongs, and dance-offs, it’s a boundless world of fun and learning waiting for your child. Kids 2-5 years old. 3-hour drop-off program, no potty training required. Registration required.

Tutus & Ties on Tuesdays. 2pm-2:30pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown. Movement and play are good for children’s bodies and brains. In fact, movement can help increase memory, perception, language comprehension, attention, emotional understanding, and decision making! This event is free with museum admission.

Wednesday, June 19

JUNETEENTH FREE COMMUNITY DAY. Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical is FREE on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 in honor of Juneteenth! The Garden also has extended hours (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) on this evening as part of Waterway Wednesdays when the splash pad is open late (weather dependent).

Thursday, June 20

Playhouse Bilingual Storytime French. 10:30am- 11:00am. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown. Join us on Thursday in the Downtown Playhouse for bilingual storytime! We’ll sing, dance, read and learn French. This event is free with Museum admission.

Stories at the Museum. 10:30am. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Aimed at early elementary learners, the educator led Stories at the Museum program will feature a read-aloud story time in one of the museum galleries, paired with a craft activity! Your Stories at the Museum ticket includes admission (please purchase a ticket for each member of your party), so feel free to stay afterwards and enjoy the exhibits on display. Please note: this is not a drop in program, and will start on time.

Bella Ballerina Pop-Up Dance Class. 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Chesterfield. A free pop-up ballet classes for Chesterfield Museum guests provided by Bella Ballerina. The class is offered from January to June on the third Thursday of each month. No registration is required. Free with museum admission.

FLOWERS AFTER 5. 5pm-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Music, food and drink in the garden. Admission to this event is included with regular Garden admission.

Friday, June 21

Storytime in the Garden. 10am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime. Included in regular Garden admission; free for members.

Sensory Friendly Nights. 5pm-7pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Chesterfield. A FREE night for families with children with disabilities on the third Friday of each month. Families can register in advance online or can register in-person upon arrival.

Saturday, June 22

Storytime in the Garden. 10am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime. Included in regular Garden admission; free for members.

Tuesday, June 25

Fun On The Front Lawn. 10am. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, Jacob’s Ladders, and YoYos have been found around the world for thousands of years. You will get the chance to play with colonial-era replicas of these games, as well as take part in slinky races down our front steps, giant checkers on the lawn, and even try your luck in getting George Washington back home to Mount Vernon in a 19th C version of chutes and ladders. Free.

Tutus & Ties on Tuesdays. 2pm-2:30pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown. Movement and play are good for children’s bodies and brains. In fact, movement can help increase memory, perception, language comprehension, attention, emotional understanding, and decision making! This event is free with museum admission.

Wednesday, June 26

Waterplay Wednesday. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Bring your family and escape to a tropical paradise at Waterway Wednesdays this summer (June-August)! The Waterway splash pad, a feature designed with our youngest guests in mind, will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays nights (weather dependent).

Thursday, June 27

Stories at the Museum. 10:30am. Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Aimed at early elementary learners, the educator led Stories at the Museum program will feature a read-aloud story time in one of the museum galleries, paired with a craft activity! Your Stories at the Museum ticket includes admission (please purchase a ticket for each member of your party), so feel free to stay afterwards and enjoy the exhibits on display. Please note: this is not a drop in program, and will start on time.

FLOWERS & FIDOS AFTER 5. 5pm-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Music, food and drink in the garden. Admission to this event is included with regular Garden admission.

Friday, June 28

Storytime in the Garden. 10am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime. Included in regular Garden admission; free for members.

Saturday, June 29

Storytime in the Garden. 10am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy. Storytime is held outside the Kelly Education Center building (the Library building) under the Cup Oak trees when the weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket, or use the cushions (limited availability) provided by the Library, as we enjoy the beauty of the Garden during storytime. Included in regular Garden admission; free for members.