Art, Children's, Nature Centers, Science
At Amazement Square, Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum, we believe that play is one of the most important ways children learn and grow!
Climb, slide, and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities, and programs that explore global and regional topics, arts and humanities, and science and health-related themes.
Art, Children's, Culture
Art Works represents over 100 Virginia artists as well as national and international artists in monthly shows. There are 75 studios and 5 galleries at Art Works. Many artists work in their studios; some use their studios as mini-galleries. The public is welcome to spend an afternoon viewing art, visiting with artists and can even see art being made. Children are welcome and can make art at the art-activity table.
Children's, Nature Centers
If you're looking for a great adventure...it starts at Camp William B. Snyder!!!
The 350-acre Camp William B. Snyder, located in Haymarket, Virginia is the latest and greatest camping experience offered by the National Capital Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The first federally funded lighthouse, was built to guide maritime commerce at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It is standing near the “First Landing” site where English settlers arrived in 1607. It has stood sentinel since it was completed in 1792. Authorized by George Washington and overseen by Alexander Hamilton. Designed by New York architect John McComb. In active use for nearly a century before being replaced by a new cast iron lighthouse still standing nearby.
Art, Children's, Nature Centers, Science
Adventure and entertainment abound as children learn through interactive play - sit in an eagle's nest, explore a cave, tinker in the inventor's lab, and more. SOL based and great family fun.
While the Children’s Museum of Virginia is closed for renovations, the fun, excitement, and imagination continues at Andalo’s Clubhouse. Andalo, the museum mascot, presents hands-on exhibits, room for birthday parties, family fun days, and educational programs – just like the Children’s Museum of Virginia always has! The new address is 420 High Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth.
Children's, Natural History, Science
Located at the historic Crossing at the Dan, the Danville Science Center delights all ages with its hands-on exhibits, natural history collection and special programs that make science fun for everyone. During butterfly season (April-October), visit the Center's Butterfly Station and Garden - one of only a few butterfly greenhouses in Virginia. The Science Center is a division of the Science Museum of Virginia.
Archaeology, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History, Park, Specialized
This new English settlement would be called “The Commonwealth of Henrico” or “Henricus” in honor of the eldest son of King James I, Prince Henry. The recreated English settlement represents various military, trades, and farming elements of Henricus during the early colonial period from 1611-1622.
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
The Heritage Farm Musem preserves the history of agriculture and promotes the agricultural heritage of Loudoun County.
Children's, Culture, General, History
An historical museum committed to collecting, preserving and exhibiting artifacts that exemplify the cultural heritage of rural Orange County emphasizing James Madison and others who made substantial contributions to the area. Permanent exhibit on Madison and the Agriculture and Transportation Hall are on display.
Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Natural History, Park, Science
The Luray Valley Museum is an intriguing and thorough presentation which celebrates our early Shenandoah Valley culture. Visitors begin the tour at the log Stonyman building which houses an overview of the Valley's history, supplemented with historic documents, decorative arts, items of clothing and artifacts. The museum displays items in chronological delivery from pre-contact Native peoples to life in the bustling 1920s.
Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The Matthews Living Farm Museum was formed to preserve the unique history of the Grayson County, Virginia region of Applachia.
The 1900 time period Museum preserves this heritage and fosters an understanding and appreciation of the resourceful and innovative people in this area of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Children's, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
Mill Mountain is a 3.5-acre zoo, exhibiting over 55 species of mammals, birds and reptiles including: Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopard, Red Pandas, Japanese Macaques, bald eagle and much more. Special events and educational programs year round, picnicking, wildflower garden, café, Zoochoo train buses seasonal. AZA accredited
Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park, Science
Called a 'mini Smithsonian' by visitors, this community museum strives to become the 'best small community museum in Virginia.' Changing exhibits, fun hands-on interactives, great museum shop.
Natural Bridge, Virginia
Children's, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized, Zoo
The largest and most complete collection of birds and animals in the state of Virginia is found at the Natural Bridge Zoo. Enjoy the friendly animal petting area, fun-filled elephant rides and free picnic grounds or browse through the Safari Shop. Special group rates are available for schools, organizations, clubs and senior citizen groups.
Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Science, Specialized
The Portsmouth Museums Foundation is comprised of a 24-person regional board representing Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach and has a full time Executive Director and a part time assistant. Our mission is to generate private sector financial support for all four of the Portsmouth museums which include the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, Children’s Museum of Virginia, Courthouse Galleries and the Lightship Portsmouth.
Hundreds of unique hands-on exhibits encourage visitors to have fun while exploring science. The museum features demonstrations, traveling exhibitions, events and drama productions, and IMAX films in Virginia's only IMAX dome.
The museum explores the vast diversity of science through interactive exhibits, live animals, planetariums, giant screen films, on- and off-premises outreach activities, and natural history collections.
Children's, Nature Centers, Science
The museum offers an interactive, hands-on experience for families that focuses on the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and the arts.
Art, Children's, Culture, General
Suffolk Art League offers changing art exhibitions, classes and workshops for ages 3 to adult, lectures, and trips to other museums. We also partner with other institutions to provide arts programming.