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Edith Shelton’s Richmond

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

For decades, Edith Keesee Shelton (1899-1989) took numerous photographs documenting Richmond. She focused primarily on the downtown districts of Carver and Jackson Ward in the 1950s. Now using captivating images from Shelton to examine mid-20th century Richmond neighborhoods.

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Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

VMFA presents Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art. Explore the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece—a towering, primeval witness to human history and…

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Super Fit Challenge

Calling all kids age 4 to 17. Think you’ve got what it takes to be Super Fit? Ready to learn some new moves and push yourself further than you’ve ever gone before? This spring Kids Run RVA is helping you…

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Mental Health: Mind Matters

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

A touring exhibition that uses immersive experiences and multimedia activities to raise awareness about mental illness. Free with Science Museum of Virginia admission. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read the RFM review here.

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Maker Workshops

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

Exploratory activities for kids. 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays

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LEGO Exhibit

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen

Featuring works by Lego artist Brian Korte and youth artists from their artreach programs.

Free

Chicken Little on the Farm On Demand

Swift Creek Mill Theatre 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights

Have fun learning about things that grow with Chicken Little, Farmer Tom, Scarecrow, and all their farmyard friends.

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Romp n’ Roll Spring Camp

Romp n' Roll West End 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen

Drop your preschooler off to enjoy 3 hours of socialization, gym time, group play, and imaginative thinking. For ages 2 to 5, no potty training required. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Virginia Jazz: The Early Years Exhibition

Black History Museum of Virginia 122 W. Leigh Street, Richmond

Highlights six decades of Virginia artists and their contributions to the development of Jazz as an American art form. The presentation features 35 Virginians who achieved national and international acclaim for their work. Exhibition runs through June 2021.

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Restore: The Healing Power of Nature

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

The theme of “Restore” is being used to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be…

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Patrick Henry, Liberty or Death, and the American Revolution

St. John's Church 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond

Come inside Historic St. John's Church to see the location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775 where Patrick Henry delivered his 'Liberty or Death" speech in the heady days on the eve of the American Revolution. Timed Tours:…

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The Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Annual Tuition Raffle

Children's Museum of Richmond, Downtown 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond

Now through June 18th, you have the chance to make a significant investment in a child’s future, with the Children’s Museum’s 9th annual Tuition Raffle. Each raffle ticket costs just $50 and the lucky winner will receive $50,000 deposited into…

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Spring Awakening

Virtual

VCUarts Theatre presents Spring Awakening, a heart wrenching journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. All performances are virtual.

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Wednesdays Alfresco

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

Escape to a garden paradise, bring your friends or bring a date. There are more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms, and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. Rain or shine – no refunds. Ticketed event.…

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Ongoing

A Million Blooms

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

The Garden’s celebration of spring. A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and more.

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RVA Community Makers Exhibition

Black History Museum of Virginia 122 W. Leigh Street, Richmond

RVA Community Makers is a public art mural compiled by artist Hamilton Glass. The mixed media mural honors five musicians who have been selected for their creativity and impact on the RVA community. Five local visual artists have been selected…

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Strut Your Mutt 30 Day Challenge

The Strut Your Mutt 30 Day Challenge, hosted by Richmond Animal League, is from April 23rd-May 22nd and ends with a wrap-up party on May 23rd at Starr Hill Beer Hall. The goal is to complete as many challenges as…

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Youth Class – The Nature Of Shapes Series

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen

Participants ages 4 to 7 will be introduced to the elements of shape and how it is evident in nature and art. Each class will begin outdoors with a short walk to observe shapes found in nature. In the studio,…

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Mental Health: The Next Epidemic

Virtual

An interactive session with Dr. Robin Gurwitch (Duke University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science) to explore the overlap of social injustice, racism, political climate, equity issues, and COVID-19.

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Creation Stations – Downtown Location

Children's Museum of Richmond, Downtown 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond

Each week has a different creative theme, suitable for various ages, interests, and sensory needs. Sessions are limited to ten participants each, so make sure to reserve your spot.

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Lunch Break Science

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

Spinosaurus: Hell Heron of the Cretaceous? is presented by Dr. David Hone, Senior Lecturer in Zoology at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS), Queen Mary University of London. Registration required. Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spinosaurus-hell-heron-of-the-cretaceous-tickets-152410683457

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The Five Mother Sauces: Sauces for Every Occasion

The Five Mother Sauces: Sauces for Every Occasion. Led by Lee Hendrickson, Chef at Dover Hall, As part of their efforts to build an inclusive community one friendship at a time, FCVA has created a Community Engagement series for adults…

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