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Maymont, Nature Center

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2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
804-358-7166

September 2018

Homeschool Happenings: Reptiles

September 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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How do snakes smell their surroundings? Do turtles have backbones? Do alligators live in Virginia? Slither into the secretive world of reptiles and meet several cold-blooded critters. All ages welcome; adult must accompany child. Register online at maymont.org by September 11

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Homeschool Happenings: Creature Feature

September 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Learn how animals tough it out in the wild using claws, jaws, shells, senses and more to protect themselves. Students explore these animal adaptations with hands-on activities and a visit from a well-protected creature. Participants will venture outside to complete a “senses and defenses” scavenger hunt. All ages welcome; adult must accompany child. Register online at maymont.org by September 18

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Family Camp In: Night Time Mystery

September 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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The adventure begins with an evening hike of the grounds in search of native nocturnal creatures as well as close encounters with a few Maymont animal ambassadors. Plus solve a hands-on mystery, make s’mores, and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in the Nature Center galleries, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must be registered for every four children. Register online at maymont.org by September 25

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October 2018

Garden Glow

October 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until November 11, 2018

Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Brighten your nights this fall on a wondrous new journey through the Japanese Garden. At the peak of fall colors, the garden will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight families, couples and nature lovers of all ages. A schedule of fun activities will be offered on various evenings at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center where guests arrive for transport to the garden. For more information, visit maymont.org/garden-glow or call 804-358-7166.

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November 2018

Toddler Time: Fantastic Fall

November 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Introduce your little ones to the wonders of nature and autumn discoveries. Each session in this four-week program includes free play in the Discovery Room, a story, craft, and a visit with one of Maymont's animals. For ages 1 to 4; adult must accompany child. Register online at maymont.org by November 5. Continues November 6, 13, 20, and 27.

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Family Camp-In: Fantastic Beasts

November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Sleep in the Nature Center gallery, take an evening hike through the estate in search of native beasts and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterward, make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in the Nature Center, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must be registered for every four children. Register online at maymont.org by November 27; for information, call 804-358-7168. Participants will receive more…

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January 2019

Toddler Time: Frosty Fun

January 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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What do animals do when they don't sleep through winter? Explore the antics of animals that brave the chilly winter months during stories and crafts, and enjoy time for free play in the Discovery Room. Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child. Space is limited. Register online at maymont.org by January 2. Continues January 10, 17, and 24th.

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Family Camp-In: Winter Adventures

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - January 12 @ 9:00 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Whether winter makes you want to huddle, burrow, celebrate or hibernate, you’ll discover an animal just like you during this cool overnight adventure. Learn the cold-weather habits of native animal species during an evening hike of the grounds, and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterwards, make s’mores and listen to stories around the campfire. Following a night in the Nature Center galleries, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult…

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Animal Encounters

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Meet some of Maymont’s animal ambassadors during scaly, feathered, and furry close encounters. Visit with alligators, snakes, turtles, birds of prey, and animals of the Chesapeake Bay. Register online at the Visitor Center 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM or 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Behind the Scenes

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Maymont Nature Center. Thirteen aquariums and more than 200 animals require more care than meets the eye. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. (Groups of 5 or more must register in advance.)

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February 2019

Toddler Time: Happy Hearts

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Share the love with Maymont's furry, feathered and finned friends. Each session in this four-week program includes free play in the Discovery Room, a craft and a visit with a new animal friend each week. Ages 18 months to 4; adult must accompany child. Register online at maymont.org by January 31. Continues February 8, 15, and 22nd.

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Youth Stem Academy

February 16 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Explore STEM through hands-on, interactive experiments, and activities. Students can choose from a variety of classes including Victorian High Tech, Wetlands and Watersheds, Awesome Animals, and the Wildly Inspired Innovation and Makers Challenge. Lunch is provided. Ages 8 and older. Register online at maymont.org by February 15.

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