5 Things for Families

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1. Wicked Plants

Confession: plants terrify me. I mean, have you seen ivy? Just climbing up ding-dang buildings giving absolutely zero effs? But! because I adore the Science Museum to itty bitty bits, I will consider attending this exhibit featuring “75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical plants”, including a few in the yard that “secrete sap”, “produce exploding fruit”, and “have hypodermic needles that embed into skin.” (Emphasis my own because WTF, GUYS?)

  • Open now through May 17th • 9:30 AM — 5:00 Pm Tuesday through Saturday; 11:30 — 5:00 PM Sunday
  • Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street
  • See website for admission options

2. The Maggie Walker Story

Celebrate the life of beloved Richmonder Maggie Walker, the nation’s first female bank bank president and a powerful force in the American Civil Rights movement. This show clocks in at one hour and is recommended for ages 7 and up.

  • Runs Friday, January 30th through Sunday, February 15th • 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM (7:00 PM performance on opening night only)
  • The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive
  • $16

3. Family Time: The LEGO Movie

Because you really enjoyed having “Everything is Awesome” stuck in your head for all of last year and would like to continue that into 2015. 

  • Friday, January 30th • 6:30 — 8:30 PM
  • North Park Library, 8508 Fraconia Road
  • Free!

4. Windows on Waldorf

Ever wonder what the deal is with those incredibly kind and nurturing people wrangling the gazillions of children in that corn bin at South of the James Market? Well, they’re from Richmond Waldorf School, and they will hold an interactive open house this Saturday for families interested in learning more about them. Children are welcome–even encouraged!–to attend.

  • Saturday, January 31st • 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Richmond Waldorf School, 1000 Westover Hills Boulevard
  • Free!

5. Richmond’s Boys Choir

The Children’s Museum of Richmond invites you to join them in kicking off Black History Month with a performance of historical, traditional, and modern music from Richmond’s Boys Choir

  • Sunday, February 1st • 3:00 PM
  • CMoR Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
  • Free with admission ($8 for ages 1 and up; free for members and kids under 1)

Photo by: rabiem22

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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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