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Sights and Sounds of the 18th Century

Experience life as it was in our nation's yesterdays. Explore original buildings, homes, and shops reconstructed on 301 acres. Read more...

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Been there, done that? Take another look. Virginia's museums offer amazing rotating exhibits in addition to stunning permanent pieces. Read more...

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Amazement Square, The Rightmire Children's Museum

Location: Lynchburg

Amazement Square, The Rightmire Children's Museum is dedicated to motivating children and adults of all backgrounds toward greater creativity and u... More Info

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ArtVenture

Location: Roanoke

Art Venture is an innovative exploratory gallery for youth and families. Visitors to Art Venture can paint, explore printmaking, d... More Info

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Bug Box

Location: Fredericksburg

Bug Box - Where learning about bugs is fun! Providing quality educational programs to schools, groups, daycares, etc. Programs tie into the ... More Info

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milkweed and visitors

Butterfly Flowers

Location: Wytheville
milkweed and visitors

Come walk amongst the butterflies in southwestern Virginia's only Butterfly House, Flying Flowers. The structure is home to dozens of varieties of ... More Info

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Caroline County Visitor Center Whale

Caroline County Visitor Center Whale

Location: Ruther Glen
Caroline County Visitor Center Whale

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Chesapeake Planetarium

Location: Chesapeake

In 2013, the Chesapeake Planetarium celebrates its 50th year of operation. Construction funds for the planetarium were provided by the Chesapeake S... More Info

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Children's Museum of Virginia entrance

Children's Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth

Location: Portsmouth
Children's Museum of Virginia entrance

All-new! The largest children's museum in Virginia with 72,000 sq. ft. of fun, interactive, hands-on things to keep kids bodi... More Info

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D. C. Wysor Observatory and Museum

Location: Dublin

The D. C. Wysor Observatory and Museum, located on the grounds of Dublin Elementary School, is open every Friday evening year-round at 8:30pm and b... More Info

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Kodiak bear on display.

D. Ralph Hostetter Museum of Natural History

Location: Harrisonburg
Kodiak bear on display.

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Danville Science Center

Danville Science Center

Location: Danville
Danville Science Center

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Deltaville Maritime Museum

Location: Deltaville

The Deltaville Maritime Museum located at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek is dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of the work... More Info

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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum and ...

Location: Arlington

If you’ve ever wondered about the history of the war on drugs or the story of fighting the “bad guys” of illegal drug trafficking... More Info

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Explore More Discovery Museum

Explore More Discovery Museum

Location: Harrisonburg
Explore More Discovery Museum

Experience the Explore More Discovery Museum formerly known as the Harrisonburg Children's Museum. A new and expanded location in historic downtown... More Info

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Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

Location: Fredericksburg
Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont - The richly furnished country house and working studio of American impressionist painter Gari Melchers (1... More Info

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IMAX (R) Theater

Location: Virginia Beach

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JMU Planetarium

Location: Harrisonburg

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A Ranger holds the resident black snake. The black snake is frequently used to entertain and educate the public on local animals.

Joseph S.J. Tanner Environmental Education ...

Location: Boydton
A Ranger holds the resident black snake. The black snake is frequently used to entertain and educate the public on local animals.

The Joseph S.J. Tanner Environmental Education Center offers a chance to get "hands on" and experience some of the native wildlife in the area. It'... More Info

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Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia

Leander McCormick Observatory at the University ...

Location: Charlottesville
Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia

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