Enjoy a week of action-packed adventures during Spring Break!
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 2014
Spend spring break week at Maymont! Indoor exhibits including Maymont Mansion and the Nature Center will be open all week (even on Monday, when they are usually closed), and there will be something fun to do every day! Most programs require advance registration. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.
On Stage Performances
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, times and locations vary
Enjoy family-friendly performances by Barefoot Puppets, the Latin Ballet, Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare, and Short Pump's School of Rock. Visit our On Stage page for more information. Free admission.
Family Scavenger Hunt
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 10am-12pm, Maymont Grounds
Explore Maymont’s 100 acres in a whole new way! Crack secret codes for clues, and use maps and riddles to find your way around the estate in this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Different difficulty levels are available. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany child. $15 per family/group (up to four people)/$12 members. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 324. Limited space for walk-ups. Visit our event calendar to register online.
Adventures in Vegetable Growing
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 10am-2pm, Jack’s Vegetable Garden
What can be grown in one square foot? Stop by Jack's Vegetable Garden at the Children's Farm to talk with Chesterfield Master Gardeners and learn how to grow your own food in a pot, a small garden or even in one square foot of soil! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.
Behind the Scenes
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 12-12:30pm, Nature Center
Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Maymont Nature Center. Thirteen aquariums and more than 200 animals require more care than meets the eye. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. $4 per person. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. (Groups of 5 or more must register in advance.) For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 333.
Lions in the Library
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 1-1:30pm, Maymont Mansion
Swans in the bedroom? Reading with lions? Discover all the wonderful animals that "inhabit" Maymont Mansion during this engaging tour for families. $5 per person. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.
Pinwheels and Pastimes
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 1-3pm, Maymont Mansion Lawn
Join in an old-fashioned play party with the games and toys that amused boys and girls 100 years ago. Join people from the past to try your hand at hoops or hopscotch, make a toy or compete in races and other fun games from yesteryear. Free admission. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 2-2:30pm, Nature Center
Discover more about Maymont's animals in this up-close encounter! Visit with turtles (Monday), snakes (Tuesday), owls (Wednesday), insects (Thursday) and amphibians (Friday). $4 per person/free for Maymont members. Register in the Nature Center lobby prior to the program, groups of 5 or more must register in advance. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 333.
The Secret Life of a Victorian House
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 3-3:45pm, Maymont Mansion
Explore Maymont Mansion and learn what it was like to live and work at the estate 100 years ago. The Dooleys' housemaid brings the mansion to life during a family-friendly tour of the upstairs and downstairs of this grand home. $6 per person/$4 members. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 4-4:30pm, Eagle Amphitheater
Discover more about Maymont's animals with the education staff. Bears, skunks and raptors are among the animals that will be featured throughout the week. Free admission. Register at Raptor Valley by the eagle's nest prior to the program; groups of 5 or more must register in advance. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 333.
Riverside Outfitters Tree Climb
Thursday, April 17, 10am-1pm, Children's Farm
Join Riverside Outfitters for a tree climb! Guests can choose from a high climb or a limb walk. $5 per climb. Waiver must be signed to participate.
Thursday, April 17, 10:30am-12pm, Maymont Grounds
Do you believe in fairies? Enjoy a magical morning filled with whimsy and make-believe. Play games, make wishes, hear stories and receive your very own wings and wand as you learn what fairies like to do and where they like to hide. Imaginative clues guide you around the lawns of Maymont as you search for the winged creatures, finding treasures along the way. This enchanting program concludes with a sweet treat of fairy cakes and lemonade. Meet at Maymont's Carriage House. Ages 4-8. $22 per child/$18 members. THIS EVENT IS FULL.
VCU Tree Skirt Fashion Show
Thursday, April 17-Thursday, April 29, 10am-7pm, Carriage House Lawn
Maymont’s trees model the latest trends for spring during the ninth annual “Tree Skirt Fashion Show,” courtesy of Virginia Commonwealth University professor Henry Swartz and his sophomore design students in the Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising.