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January 2019

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious

January 7 @ 9:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
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The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life at the Science Museum of Virginia on January 19, 2019! The new exhibition, Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!, introduces guests to Curious George’s world and leads them on a fun math, science and engineering-based adventure. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and inspired by the animated…

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March 2019

The Art of Play

March 29 - September 30

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will invite guests of all ages to come outside and play! The Art of Play transforms the Garden into a vibrant canvas where visitors will express themselves in a palette of playful activities. Interactive sculpture, innovative programming, multisensory activities and Pop-up Play Stations, all curated to engage imaginations and inspire flights of fancy, will awaken the artist in everyone. We’ve commissioned six Virginia artists to create whimsical installations that invite adults and children alike to engage in the creative process…

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April 2019

A Million Blooms at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

April 1 - June 1

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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***APRIL 1 – JUNE 1, 2019*** The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest, Butterflies LIVE!, and activities in the Children’s Garden. BLOOM CALENDAR April: Daffodils, tulips, bluebells May: Peonies, iris, azaleas, pitcher plants June: Lotuses, roses Conservatory: Orchids, tropicals, cacti

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“The Color of No” Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

April 12 - June 2

Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opens the exhibition, “The Color of No,” which showcases more than 40 tapestries produced by artist Susan Iverson over the last five years. The exhibition runs from April 12-June 2, 2019.

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M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!

April 12 @ 9:00 am - October 14 @ 4:45 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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VISIT M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE! ****APRIL 12 – OCTOBER 14, 2019**** Daily from 9 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Plus, new in 2019: extended summer hours on Thursday nights (til 8 p.m.) during Flowers after 5. Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. M&T…

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6 Week Irish Dance Class for Kids

April 16 @ 5:45 pm - May 21 @ 6:30 pm

Crossroad Irish Dance
730-B Research Road
Richmond, VA 23236
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Crossroads provides an energetic environment with inspiring instruction that helps dancers have fun and develop a love for Irish dance. In just 6 weeks dancers will learn basic Irish dance steps, speak and count in Gaelic AND finale performance invite at our Spring Showcase at Grace Street Theater. We Look Forward To Having You Join The Crossroads Legacy! April 16th-May 21st 5:45-6:30pm $75- Early Bird (till 3/26) $90- After 3/26 Siblings receive 5% off

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Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

April 27 - August 18

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Power down, unplug, and join a voyage into the visionary art of Tibetan Buddhism. The journey from clamor to contemplation unfolds as you progress through a series of immersive spaces, engaging with spectacular art along the way. Nearly 100 objects, both historical and contemporary, are drawn largely from two of the country’s most extraordinary collections of Himalayan art: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. ($, Free for VMFA members, children ages 6 and under, active-duty military personnel and their…

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A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels

April 27 - September 2

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

View this extraordinary collection of exquisite, intricately crafted works of art—precious souvenirs designed for Grand Tour travelers of the mid-18th to late-19th centuries. The wide range of subjects depicted in these 92 works include Renaissance paintings, architecture, birds, animals, historical sites, landscapes, and portraits. Micromosaics created for Grand Tour travelers reflect the sophisticated pursuits of elite Europeans for whom travel was a rite of passage.

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May 2019

Butterfly Release at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

May 5 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 10:00 am

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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We release new butterflies daily at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit during these scheduled times to see newly emerged butterflies released into the exhibit. Please note the number of butterflies being released may range from several to a dozen. M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore…

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Flying Squirrels at The Diamond

May 21 - May 23

The Diamond
3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
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Cheer on Richmond favorite team, the Flying Squirrels, as they take on Reading!

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