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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

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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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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June 2019

Pompeii: The Immortal City

June 9 @ 9:30 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
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Making its North American debut at the Science Museum of Virginia and on display for only the second time since its creation, "Pompeii: The Immortal City" plunges guests into the heart of the drama and the ruins of the ancient city. Models of machines and 3D reconstructions accompany the guest in a journey across time and space. Spectacular immersive moments using multimedia techniques allow guests to experience the destruction of the city and to identify with the inhabitants of that…

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July 2019

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, VA 23230
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Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot, the first Polkadot to attend the school in the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. However, Lily, along with her new friend Sky, a shy Square boy who appreciates her for her unique polkadot skin, prove that our individual differences do not make us weird or wrong, they make us awesome. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots is a fun, colorful, and meaningful history lesson for children. Book by Melvin Tunstall…

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FREE Yoga with BareSOUL + One Drop Yoga

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019


17th Street Farmers Market
100 N 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Free

Join bareSOUL yoga & wellness and One Drop Yoga at the 17th Street Market for free, outdoor yoga sessions! These sessions will take place every Wednesday from 6 to 7 PM from April through September. Grab your mat, colleagues, friends and family and join us for a community class to release and unwind. Classes are FREE and open to all! Please bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothes, and a water bottle. For parking near the 17th Street Market, check out…

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Summer Days at Henricus!

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019


Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA 23836
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Henricus Historical Park is introducing new and exciting interpretation themes for the summer season! Summer themes will run Saturday, June 8 until Saturday, August 31. Musket, Pike, & Cannon Thursdays 1pm & 3pm – Explore the weapons and tactics common of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Demonstrations will incorporate muskets, pikes, and an artillery drill with the cannon. These 30-minute programs are hands-on and great for all audiences. Forge Ahead Fridays 10am-4pm – Guests will learn about 17th…

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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on July 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on July 13, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on July 13, 2019 at 2:00pm

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Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, VA 23230
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Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot, the first Polkadot to attend the school in the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. However, Lily, along with her new friend Sky, a shy Square boy who appreciates her for her unique polkadot skin, prove that our individual differences do not make us weird or wrong, they make us awesome. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots is a fun, colorful, and meaningful history lesson for children. Book by Melvin Tunstall…

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