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Down on the Farm Day

Jul 28, 2012 10am-4pm

Children's Museum of Richmond- Central
Come on down to the farm! Make fun farm-themed projects and visit with a real live cow and baby calf, courtesy of SUDIA. See if your pick is chosen for our Name the Calf Contest! Visit for more details. FREE with admission.

Christina Proctor, 804-474-7000

2nd Annual Heart the Arts Festival

Jun 24, 2012 12-5pm

Children's Musuem of Richmond - Short Pump
Culture comes to Short Pump at the second annual Heart the Arts Fest 2012 on Sunday, June 24, from 12 - 5pm in the heart of West Broad Village. This FREE street festival features a line-up of live music and dance performances, artist demos, games and hands-on projects, along with delicious food offerings and all kinds of festival fun. Don't miss it!

Michelle Rosman

Spider-man and Friends at CMoR Central!

Jul 21, 2012 11am, 1:30pm

Children's Museum of Richmond, Central
Bring your friends to visit with your friendly neighborhood Spider-man, and his friends, the Green Goblin, Captain America and Ironman! Show times are at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm with an opportunity to meet the characters after the shows. Visit for more details. FREE with Admission.


Holiday Houses

Dec 10, 2011 10:30am-11:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm both days

Dec 17, 2011 10:30am-11:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm both days

Virginia Discovery Museum
Come get crafty this winter at the Virginia Discovery Museum! Gingerbread houses are pre-assembled by museum staff for your little ones to decorate with candy, icing, and fun! Don't miss the chance to share in the joy of the season. Space is limited so register today. ($10/members, $13/non-members)

434 977 1025

The Zula Patrol: Mission Weather

Sep 26, 2011 - Oct 21, 2011 9:30am - 5pm

The Children's Museum of Richmond
The Children's Museum of Richmond presents The Zula Patrol: Mission Weather, an interactive science exhibit that allows children to learn all about weather phenomenon.

Michelle Rosman 804-474-7000

30¢ Kids' Day

Sep 30, 2011 9:30am - 5pm

Children's Museum of Richmond
In celebration of CMoR's 30th Anniversary, children's admission is only 30 cents on the 30th of each month at CMoR Central.


Discover Virginia Chili Cook Off

Oct 8, 2011 11am - 6pm

Route 33, Ruckersville, VA

Jennifer Hamlin

Forensics Day

Jul 16, 2011 10am - 12pm

Virginia Discovery Museum (524 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902)
Forensics Day
Saturday, July 16, 10:00-12:00pm
All Ages With Adult, Especially for 6 & up
Free with Admission or Membership

Become a CSI Expert! See how real scientists use evidence to solve a mystery. Learn how to extract DNA, analyze a soil sample from a suspect's shoe, and identify who wrote a ransom note. Chemists from UVa’s L.E.A.D. program will be on-site to demonstrate and assist with hands-on activities. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara or Maggie with questions, or email us at or!

Sara Driskell or Maggie Patton: 977-1025 x 9

Making Stuff

Jan 22, 2011 - Feb 5, 2011 10am - 5pm

Viriginia Discovery Museum
Making Stuff at the Virginia Discovery Museum, from January 22 until February 5, 2011
The University of Virginia Department of Materials Science and Engineering will be at the Virginia Discovery Museum teaching visitors about Making Stuff, a series of demonstrations that show how scientists and engineers are using cutting edge technology to make new materials to improve our lives. Inspired by the NOVA documentary that airs on PBS beginning January 19, UVA students and Museum staff will lead visitors through various activities showing how Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner and Smarter materials are designed. The two-week event will kick off on January 22 with the day-long construction of a balloon model of a carbon nanotube to be displayed outside the Museum. Guests will also create ooblek, a Smarter material that is fun for the whole family. Children will also receive Secrets of a New World: The Right Materials, a book created by UVA students about materials science, while supplies last.