St. John’s Church Foundation

Richmond, VA

Our field trips and educational programs bring history to life.

Throughout the year, St. John’s Church Foundation conducts educational programming in support of the Virginia Standards of Learning for Virginia Studies. The historic St. John’s Church building powerfully engages students and adults by placing them in the very place where our forebears—including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington— discussed the issues and enacted the deeds that led to the founding of America.

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OOPS!  The Centerfold Locator Map of the Spring 2015 edition of the Virginia Field Trips Guide has the wrong web address for the Children's Museum of Virginia.

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Space Day - National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC, May 2
Space Day is an annual favorite at the National Air and Space Museum where visitors enjoy STEM-inspired hands-on activities, meet an astronaut, and learn about space from experts from the Museum and NASA.  All of the activities take place amid the awe-inspiring collection of historic aviation and space artifacts in the Museum in Washington, DC.
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ALICE (in wonderland) - The Washington Ballet
Washington, DC, May 6-10 and May 16-17, 2015
ALICE (in wonderland) was an instant hit when it premiered in 2012. A work of rich and impressive creativity that is full of whimsical charm and a feeling for the absurd, the visual splendor and imaginative choreography of TWB’s production was highly popular with adults as well as children. ALICE (in wonderland) is, without a doubt, one of the most famous and enduring children’s classics. Join Alice as she stumbles into adventure, following a time-obsessed rabbit into a wonderland where everything is illogical. She has a series of marvelous adventures with the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and other strange creatures.
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Frogs and Fairytales - Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, May 9
It’s B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Tiara) and frog kissing is optional!
In celebration of the Virginia Living Museum’s newest exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, we invite all princesses, princes and frogs to join our very own royalty as they celebrate the special role frogs have played in fairy tales and legends throughout history. Festivities include princess interactions, photo opportunities, crafts and games – all with princesses and lots of frogs, too. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairytale character or frog.
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Jamestown Day
Jamestown, May 9, 2015
A jointly sponsored event at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne Commemorate the 408th anniversary of the 1607 founding of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony, during special programs on Powhatan Indian and English interactions, military and maritime displays, family-friendly tours and activities, and traditional music and entertainment. Separate site admission.
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Maritime Mondays - Mariners Museum
Newport News, May 11, 10am-11:30am
Let’s explore beneath the waves of the ocean and see what creatures we can find!
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Science Museum of Virginia Camp In
Richmond, May 29-30, 6pm-9am
Camp In guests will be seeing stars in this astronomy-themed sleepover! Create constellations, partake in a flashlight scavenger hunt, learn their galactic address and journey into the Dome to learn the Secrets of the Sun and experience our Violent Universe.
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