Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 2020
Spend spring break week at Maymont! Indoor exhibits 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.
Adventures in Vegetable Growing
Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 10am-3pm, Jack’s Vegetable Garden
Stop by Jack’s Vegetable Garden and learn how to grow food in small spaces. Sow a seed with a Master Gardener and take it home to begin the adventure. Free!
Family Scavenger Hunt
Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 10:30am-12:30pm, 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 or group (up to four people)/$12 for members. Walk-ups welcome, space permitting. Select a date below to register online:
A Rabbit on the Cabinet
Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 2-2:30pm, Maymont Mansion
Discover the enchanting home of the James and Sallie Dooley as their nieces and nephews must have seen it more than 100 years ago. Find a lion in the fireplace, a swan in the bedroom, a rabbit on the cabinet and more as the wonders within the mansion are revealed to children of all ages. $5 per person.
The Secret Life of a Victorian House
Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 3-3:45pm, Maymont Mansion
The Dooleys’ housemaid brings the mansion to life during a family-friendly tour of the upstairs and downstairs of their grand home. Climb the backstairs to discover hidden doors and bells as you experience life and work at the estate 100 years ago. $6 per person/$4 for members.
Magical Stories and Lovable Bears Party
Monday, April 6, 10:30am-12pm, Garden Hall
Beloved characters from the past, including Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, Teddy Bear and their friends, take children on a make-believe journey led by a charming storyteller in a party filled with games, a treasure hunt, crafts, refreshments and a carriage ride. Ages 4-7. $20 per child/$15 for members. Parents are welcome! Register online by April 5.
Birds of Prey
Tuesday, April 7, 3-4pm, Raptor Valley Amphitheater
Soar into the world of birds! Enjoy an up-close encounter with a few of Maymont’s avian ambassadors before seeing birds in action during an exclusive experience in Raptor Valley. Learn about the unique adaptations of these amazing animals and discover how zoologists train and care for them. $9 per person/$7 for members. Register online.
Samantha’s Tea Party
Wednesday, April 8, 10am-12pm, Maymont Mansion and Grounds
The 1904 world of Samantha, a lively young American girl, comes to life during this delightful morning of games,
exploring, carriage rides, a special tea party and more. Dolls and bears are welcome, too! Meet at the Maymont Carriage House. Ages 7-11. $27 per person/$22 for members. Register online by April 7.
Family Night Hike
Wednesday, April 8, 7-9pm, Nature Center
Visit Maymont after hours to explore the grounds and meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents during a guided hike. Ages 5 and older, adult must accompany children ages 18 and under. $9 per person/$7 for members. Register online by April 7.
Exclusive Bobcat Presentation
Thursday, April 9, 2-2:30pm, Bobcat Habitat
Visit behind the scenes at the bobcat habitat and get close enough to hear this secretive feline purr! Watch from the trainer’s perspective as Monty the bobcat shows off his amazing natural behaviors, and see what Maymont’s animal keepers do to ensure he receives excellent care. $25 per person/$20 for members. Space is limited to eight people. Attendees must be able to climb a flight of stairs. Register online by April 7.
Friday, April 10, 10:30am-12pm, Garden Hall
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 the Maymont Carriage House. Ages 4-8. $22 per child/$18 for members. Parents are welcome to observe the program. Register online by April 9.
NEW! Campfire Tales and Treats
Friday, April 10, 7-9pm, Maymont Farm
Join us for fun around the campfire as we experience the delights of Maymont after dark. S’mores, stories, music and glow sticks will be the perfect ingredients to make family memories that last a lifetime. Bring a blanket or camp chairs. $9 per person/$7 for members. Register online by April 6.