Digging into Nature - Virginia Living Museum
Newport News - January 27, February 10, March 10, April 14

Come join our newest family nature adventure hosted by the Virginia Living Museum. During each program, we will follow a Nature Quest activity series, developed by our partners at the Children & Nature Network, that uses nature as a backdrop for dramatic and imaginative play activities.

The activities are geared for families with children ages 4 – 10, but children of all ages are welcome. Information on starting your own Family Nature Club will be also provided.

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Twilight Program: Zoo Keepers After Dark - Virginia Zoo
Norfolk - January 27, 7pm-10pm
Ever wonder what happens at the Zoo after dark and the lights go out? Come join us for a nocturnal adventure without the sleepover! Together we’ll learn about the fascinating world of animals through games and activities, meet education animals up close and even hike around the Zoo at night. Participants must be at least 6 years and older and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Anansi and Other African Folktales - Mariners Museum & Park
Newport News - February 25, 1PM   
Throughout the ages, Africans have used storytelling to teach life lessons, entertain, and explain the workings of the world. In this entertaining and educational program, the audience will listen to some of these stories and learn how African storytellers incorporated music to tell their tales. The audience will then become part of the storytelling by using their own handmade musical instruments as they discover how stories crossed the Atlantic to the Americas.
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STEM Saturdays at the Virginia Air & Space Center
Hampton, VA - first and third Saturday of every month
Join us at the Virginia Air & Space Center as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with activities designed to inspire, excite, and engage the imagination. Investigate robotics, physics, chemistry, and so much more with activities focused on the theme of the day.
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World Frog Day - Virginia Zoo
Norfolk - March 24
Learning is always an adventure at the Virginia Zoo! Join us for our EdZOOcation Days to explore animals and their habitats through hands-on activities, crafts, stories, Keeper Chats, and up-close encounters with our program animal ambassadors. Contribute directly to conservation efforts around the world and learn about what you can do every day to protect the species you love!
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Archaeology Spring Break Camp - Henricus Historical Park
Chester - April 2 through 6
Participate in a week-long archaeological program at Henricus Historical Park. Learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum. Join in “practice” excavation techniques, help sort and clean artifacts found in the area and see what you can say about history through artifacts.
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