Events Calendar

Today – May 8th

Chesterfield Towne Center Carnival. Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235. 5-10pm Monday – Thursday, 5-11pm Friday, noon-11pm Saturday, noon-10pm Sunday. Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. Enjoy midway fun for the whole family with rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food. Free admission and parking. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35 on site and discounted online. See website for ride ticket specials and coupon savings on rides and food. Parent/guardian supervision is required for ages 17 and younger. Please check the website for event updates before attending. More info: 866-666-3247 or DreamlandAmusements.com.

Friday, May 6th

Science After Dark. 5pm-8pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Plan a musical night of exploration where we’ll uncover the science behind instruments and ways that skin – and sometimes other body parts – can really rock out! Enjoy live astronomy shows in The Dome at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. No tickets are required. Each show is open to the first 250 guests. Fee, free for museum members.

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. 

May 10th–15th

Live Demos: Cow Eye Dissection. Science Museum of Virginia. ​Let anatomy amaze you! Observe live as an educator dissects a cow eye. Visit the museum website for the schedule. Free with museum admission.

May 17th–22nd

Live Demos: Simple Machines. Science Museum of Virginia. ​Learn how simple machines work and observe them in action. Visit the museum website for the schedule. Free with museum admission.

Friday, May 13th

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. 

Saturday, May 14th

READ & DISCUSS STORIES (LEARNING IN THE LOBBY). 10am-Noon. Children’s Museum of Richmond. Read & Discuss Stories, the second event in the Kindergarten Readiness Series. This event includes playful learning activities designed by Museum educators and featuring community partners Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield Public Libraries in the Downtown Museum lobby. This event is free, but does not include Museum admission.

Friday, May 20th

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.

Special Nights at CMoR. 5-7pm. CMoR Downtown. The Children’s Museum is excited to host a FREE night for families with children with disabilities on the third Friday of each month from 5:00-7:00pm. The event will open for registration about a week prior to the scheduled date. Please be aware that there is a capacity limit in place due to the pandemic.

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. 

May 20th-22nd

Family Camp at Camp Hanover. Camp Hanover, 3163 Parsleys Mill Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.Get away for the weekend and let us do all the hard work. At Family Camp, we provide the meals and activities, so you can relax and enjoy time with your family in this beautiful setting. Enjoy activities like making crafts, cooking over a campfire, canoeing, climbing wall, and archery. Whether you’re a camping pro, someone who just wants to relax, or a first-timer looking to experience classic summer camp activities, Family Camp at Camp Hanover offers something for all ages and experience levels.

Friday, May 27th

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. 

May 28th–May 30th

Live Demos: Shark Dissection. Science Museum of Virginia. Sharks have amazing adaptations inside and out! Watch as an educator dissects a spiny dogfish. Visit the museum website for the schedule. Free with museum admission.

Sunday, May 29th

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.