The Science Museum of Virginia offers a wide range of activities for students of all ages. Learn about aerospace, astronomy, electricity, physical sciences, computers, crystals, telecommunications and more. Visit the Ethyl IMAX Dome and Planetarium for giant-screen films and planetarium shows. Or, check out the Virginia Aviation Museum which houses antique aircraft and aeronautical exhibits on the Wright brothers’ aircraft, World War II and the famous SR-71 “Blackbird.” From the 17th century to the 21st, history is around every corner in the Richmond Region. Begin with the second successful English settlement in the New World at Henricus Historical Park. Costumed interpreters bring history to life and students can lend a hand in re-creating the 1611 Citie of Henricus. Relive Patrick Henry’s famous 1775 “give me liberty or give me death” speech at St. John’s Church. Experience farm life at Meadow Farm Museum, an 1860s farm featuring a historic farmhouse and tobacco barn, as well as crop fields and farm animals. Costumed interpreters perform throughout the year here too. Experience the thrill of racing Belgian go-karts around a professionally designed indoor track or try out the giant inflatables and play laser tag at G-Force Karts. Kings Dominion is a 400-acre theme park that features one of the largest roller coaster collections on the East Coast; two children’s areas; and WaterWorks, a 19-acre water park included with the cost of admission Learn about the lives of Holocaust survivors through their stories of the Kovno Ghetto and Dachau concentration camp at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. The museum also features hands-on student exhibits and an educational resource center that may not be suitable for children under 9. Explore Richmond’s 100-acre oasis Maymont, complete with the Maymont House Museum, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 700 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm and the Nature Center.
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