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Giant Insects

January 18 @ 9:30 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
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See every day insects up close and personal like never before in Giant Insects, coming to the Science Museum of Virginia. This touring exhibition features six gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. Watch two 11 ft. male Atlas beetles lock horns in a battle over mates in Asia. Hear the hissing sound of a 22 ft. jungle nymph stick insect rubbing its wings together in self-defense. Forage for plants with a 15 ft. caterpillar…

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The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello Exhibition

January 18 @ 10:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm

Black History Museum of Virginia
122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello, gives voice to the many enslaved families who built and maintained Monticello. It highlights the stories of six families who, along with others, lived in slavery at Jefferson’s home and plantation for generations. BHMVA is proud to partner with Monticello as part of the national tour of The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello. The exhibition will inform visitors about the specifics of slavery – a subject too often avoided or given superficial…

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February 2020

Half-Price Admission Days at Lewis Ginter

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until February 29, 2020


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission Jan. 20 through Feb. 29.  During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. *Please note the Garden Shop may be closed on select days during this time.

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Storytime in the Library at Lewis Ginter

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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Enjoy storytime and activities in the warm and cozy library! Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required. Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m., September – May in the Lora Robins Library. Storytime is migrating to the Lora Robins Library for the colder months, beginning in September; like other migratory critters, it will return to the Children’s Garden in the spring. More details: https://www.lewisginter.org/event/storytime/all/

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MakerSpace Open Hours

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until June 26, 2020


Central Library
9501 Lori Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Free

The new makerspace in Central Library has open hours each week. No appointment is necessary to visit during these times - anyone can drop in to work on projects and explore the space.

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Owl Prowl

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Pony Pasture
7200 Riverside Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
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Gather after sundown for a sneaky stroll through the park in search of elusive owls.  We hope to spot and listen for owls. We have some binoculars and head lamps to provide, but they are usually not enough for everyone, so if you have a pair be sure to bring them.  Please bring a bottle of water and come prepared to hike.  A suggested donation of $5 helps support our programs for under served youth and elementary school students in Richmond.…

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Nighttime in the 17th Century (Candlelight Tour)

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA 23836
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Visit Henricus for a special candlelight tour and experience Powhatan and English Colonial life at night without 21st-century technology! Sit down, engage interpreters, and get a chance to see what life would have been like with candles lit and a warm fire in the hearth. Interpreters will be eating dinner, doing chores, telling stories, playing games, and getting their beds ready for slumber. Step back into the past and catch a rare glimpse of life after hours! Cost: $9/adult, $7/children…

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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

February 28 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on February 28, 2020 at 7:00pm

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One event on March 1, 2020 at 7:00pm

Developed at Virginia Rep, this stirring drama with music shares in the joys, sorrows, and challenges Harriet Tubman faced while courageously freeing herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend, Sarah Bradford, narrate her adventurous life, we get a closer look at this brave woman whose determination changed the world. Tickets start at just $21!

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Matilda the Musical

February 28 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on February 29, 2020 at 7:00pm

One event on February 29, 2020 at 2:30pm


Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Inspired by the fantastic genius of Roald Dahl, and combined with the witty music and lyrics of Tim Minchin, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is a captivating Broadway masterpiece new to the CharacterWorks stage! Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit and intelligence. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the loving Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives.…

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Boogie for the Biosphere!

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Westover
5047 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA 23225
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Free

Join the James River Park System at The Westover with the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra as we celebrate the Invasive Plant Task Force and National Native Species Awareness Week. There is no price of admission, but donations are appreciated and will support the work of the JRPS Invasive Plant Task Force. Light snacks provided; food and drink available for purchase. Live, all-original music from the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra!

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