Alligator Presentation



When: September 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Where: Nature Center

Are there really alligators in Virginia? This is your chance for a close encounter with one of these iconic reptiles and an opportunity to learn about their special adaptations and the environmental changes that are …

Bobcat Presentation



When: September 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Where: Bobcat Habitat

Training and enrichment are two of the most fun ways that we ensure that our animals at Maymont are well cared for. Come learn about the methods that we use here and enjoy a guaranteed …

Otter Presentation



When: September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Nature Center

Come see one of Maymont’s most charismatic animals in action! Whether our river otter is participating in a training session or interacting with an enrichment item, you’re in for a real treat and the opportunity …

Sturgeon and Snapping Turtle Presentation



When: September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 11:15 am
Where: Nature Center

Have you ever wanted to see a snapping turtle “snap” or wondered how a sturgeon eats? This is a unique opportunity to watch Maymont’s aquarists care for these animals and a chance to learn more …

NEW! Youth STEM Academy



When: February 16, 2019 @ 9:15 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Nature Center, Grounds & Maymont Mansion

Explore STEM through hands-on, interactive experiments and activities at Maymont. Students can choose from a variety of classes including Victorian High Tech, Wetlands and Watersheds, Awesome Animals, and the Wildly Inspired Innovation and Makers Challenge. …

NEW! Family Valentines at the Farm



When: February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Where: Farm Classroom

Treat your favorite farm animals, friends and family to some hand-crafted creations for Valentine’s Day. Make holidaythemed enrichment goodies for your furry and feathered farm friends, and craft unique Valentine cards with real animal footprints …

NEW! Family Camp-In: Winter Adventures



When: January 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Where: Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive

Whether winter makes you want to huddle, burrow, celebrate or hibernate, you’ll discover an animal just like you during this cool overnight adventure. Learn the cold-weather habits of native animal species during an evening hike …

NEW! Family Camp-In: Winter Adventures



When: February 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Where: Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive

Whether winter makes you want to huddle, burrow, celebrate or hibernate, you’ll discover an animal just like you during this cool overnight adventure. Learn the cold-weather habits of native animal species during an evening hike …

NEW! Holiday Tea – FULL



When: December 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Garden Hall, located at the Historic Estate Entrance

Celebrate the season at one of Richmond’s most beloved spots! Enjoy tea and treats as surprise guests reveal the magic of the holidays. Make a keepsake to remind you of an enchanting afternoon, and pay …

CANCELED Family Camp-In: Fantastic Beasts



When: November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Where: Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive

Maymont is home to some fascinating and fantastic creatures! Come sleep in the Nature Center gallery, take an evening hike through the estate in search of native beasts, and meet a few of Maymont’s own …