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February 2017
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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

February 24 - September 4

Virginia Historical Society
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them and the people who invented them, reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience…

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March 2017
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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

March 4 - September 4

Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Uncover the dynamic intersection of art and science in Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea. Created entirely from plastic pollution recovered from the ocean, this impactful display includes a dozen gigantic marine wildlife sculptures – from jellyfish to eels. Designed to illustrate the worldwide issue of pollution in oceans and waterways, Washed Ashore reveals a powerful message about our impact on the environment. The beautifully-designed sculptures depict an array of sea life that are most affected by plastic pollution,…

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April 2017
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Butterflies LIVE!

April 14 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228 United States
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April 14 – October 15, 2017 Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies…

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WaterPlay at Lewis Ginter

April 15 - September 30

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228 United States
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During warm spring, summer, and fall days, Water Play the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher. Weekends:   April 15 – Sept 25, 9 – 4:45 p.m. Weekdays: Spring Hours: April 17 through June 9,…

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May 2017
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Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

May 26 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228 United States
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May 26 – October 1, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights until 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5 Richmond’s art scene comes alive throughout Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s 50 acres of cultivated landscape, where regional artists entwine art and nature to spark a new way of interacting with the natural world. In addition to the featured works of art, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves,…

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June 2017
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Fantastic Beasts: Let’s Go Find Them

June 19 @ 3:30 pm - August 21 @ 4:15 pm

Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg
326 Francis St W
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Learn about magical beasts in art on this guided tour, then illustrate a book to take home with your fantastic discoveries.  Included with Admission.

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Toys!

June 20 @ 10:30 am - August 22 @ 11:30 am

Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg
326 Francis St W
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Explore 19th- and early 20th-century toys, dolls, and dollhouses in "German Toys for America" and "A World Made Small." Drop in and make a toy inspired by the antique toys in our exhibits.  Included with Admission.

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Explore the Declaration of Independence

June 24 @ 10:30 am - August 12 @ 11:15 am

Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg
326 Francis St W
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Explore the exciting events leading to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution! It's a guided tour the entire family will enjoy. For ages 10 and up.  Included with Museum Admission.

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July 2017
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Spy Craft

July 1 @ 3:30 pm - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg
326 Francis St W
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Calling all families to save the Revolution! Drop in and try your hand at reading and writing secret messages just like Revolutionary spies.  Included with Admission.

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2017 A Traveling Panel Exhibition

July 3 - August 12

Fairfield Area Library
1001 N Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23223 United States
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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2017 A Traveling Panel Exhibition from The Library of Virginia an annual project that honors seven African Americans for their contributions to the commonwealth. Honorees for 2017 are • William E. Bailey, Accomack County, aviation pioneer & philanthropist • Charles Spurgeon Johnson, Bristol, sociologist & college president • Benjamin Lambert, Richmond, optometrist & legislator • Mary Bennett Malveaux, Henrico County, judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals • Leonard Muse, Arlington County, pharmacist…

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