10 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS WHILE IN RICHMOND, VA!
Discover history and adventure in this 400 year old city. This city is rich in magnificent architecture, monument-lined cobblestone streets, and world-class museums, a great learning adventure to take the kids!
1. Children’s Museum of Richmond–
This museum will have your kids’ imagination as they go from one thing to another. Kids experience shopping and cashiering in a small store area, or climb up into a kids jungle gym, and so much more! On The 15th of each month kids can get in for 15 cents!
Need some time outdoors? Go to historical Maymont Park and take a stroll in the Children’s Farm Barn and visit Chickens and Goats, along with other native animals, such as Black Bear, Fox, and more. You can also visit the indoor Nature Center to see River Otter, Snakes and reptiles, and learn about natural habitats. During the summer the park offers discovery camps, more information can be found at: http://maymont.org/summercamps
3 .Byrd Theatre
Experience watching a movie in an old theatre from 1928! It’s like going back in time. Watch a new release movie (without previews) and on Saturday nights be entertained by an organist while eating popcorn out of the original popcorn machine! This is one experience you don’t want to miss and did I mention, it only costs $1.99 per person, too!
4. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
– The most visited place in Richmond, VA, Lewis Ginter awes many of its guests by its beauty and splendor. Visit the gardens, located on 50 acres, the historic building, or the many shops.
5. Science Museum of Virginia
This museum is filled with so many fun learning activities. You can see how much you weigh on any one planet, learn about electricity, animals, and more! Plus, be sure to check out what is showing in the museum’s IMAX theatre.
6. Three Lakes Park and Nature Center-
is not a huge attraction, space-wise, but it’s big on easy fun for little folks. They’ll especially enjoy the 50,000 gallon aquarium that lets them peek at the underwater world of the lake. Best of all? It’s free!
7. Virginia Aviation Museum –
Do your kids love planes? If so, check out Richmond’s Aviation museum. You’ll be surrounded my small jet airplanes, given tours, and offered to do hands on stuff.
8. Richmond Metro Zoo –
Come enjoy the day at our local zoo, where you’ll find Lions, Penguins, Giraffes, and more! Experience a jungle safari or feeding a giraffe.
9. King’s Dominion –
Who doesn’t love a good theme park? King’s Dominion offers you thrilling coasters, kiddy-rides, theme park food and all!
10. American Civil War Center
Richmond was the confederates’ headquarters during the Civil War and Virginia was home to many battles. Visit this museum to hear and learn about this war that forever changed The United States of America.