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May 2016
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A Million Blooms

May 1 - June 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228

A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother's day, the Spring Plant Sale, and activities in the Children's Garden.

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A Chicken in Every Plot Exhibition

May 1 - September 5
The Valentine,
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, 23219-1527
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Featuring the work of nationally-known Richmond photographer Alyssa C. Salomon, this exhibition examines the resurging practice of keeping backyard chickens and how our relationship with food sources continues to evolve. A Chicken in Every Plot includes portraits of Richmond-area urban and suburban chickens and the yards in which they thrive, a tribute to the quintessential deviled egg, plus household objects and historic photographs from the Valentine's collection.

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Butterflies Live

May 1 - October 9
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228

Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you in the conservatory's indoor exhibit. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and life cycles.  The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new.    

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National Parks Adventure

Narrated by Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness, punctuated by some of America's most iconic singers and songwriters, including Bruce Springsteen. Perfect for all ages.

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Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks

May 27 - September 18
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228

Award-winning exhibit of nearly half-a-million LEGO bricks creating forms of larger-than-life flowers, birds, insects and more.

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Memorial Weekend Salute at Kings Dominion

May 28 - May 30
Kings Dominion,
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047

Celebrating all weekend long with extended fireworks shows, live entertainment, special offers, and more. Plus, all active and retired military personnel get free admission to the park.

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Strawberry Fields Festival

May 28 - May 30
Gallmeyer Farms,
3622 Darbytown Court
Richmond, VA 23231

Featuring live music and kids activities.

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 28 - May 30
Pamplin Historical Park,
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803

Featuring a variety of living history programs demonstrated by costumed interpreters, get a taste of what life was really like during the Civil War era.

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Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

May 28 - September 4

Presents the story of pro football. Artifacts include a Super Bowl trophy, a 1917 game ball used by Jim Thorpe and the Canton Bulldogs, Tom Dempsey’s famous kicking shoe created for his half-foot, Mean Joe Greene’s jersey, and more than 200 other items.  

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Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Valentine,
1015 East Clay Street

Commemorate Memorial Day with a tour of Richmond's historic 18th and 19th century cemeteries, including St. John's Church, the African Burial Ground, and Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood and Woodland cemeteries. Reservations required; call: (804) 649-0711 ext. 301.

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