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Richmond, Virginia 23219

Richmond Educational Resources

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DISCOVER A WORLD OF FUN AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN THE CAPITAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH

This school year, make Richmond your classroom.  RVA has a wide array of cultural and historic experiences to enhance your current curriculum. From in-person experiences such as the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, American Civil War Museum, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and The Valentine, learn about the fascinating history of Virginia and America. Walk the city's historic trails, like the Richmond Liberty Trail or go on a fun-filled scavenger hunt with Urban Adventure Quest. Or explore the city's breathtaking murals with Would I Lie to You Mural Walks or the Richmond Mural Tours. The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the Science Museum of Virginia offer in person and online adventures including virtual field trips for all ages.

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American Civil War Museum

This multi-site museum includes the Tredegar Ironworks, located in downtown Richmond along the James River. The award-winning 30,000 sq. ft. Museum surrounds the industrial ruins of Tredegar Ironworks  and features two galleries for exhibits (one permanent, one rotating) and more than 500 artifacts on display. The new HomefrontEd section of their website offers book readings, daily activities and educator resources.

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Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia celebrates the rich culture and moving histories of African American people in Virginia and their contributions to our magnificent country. From the Richmond 34 to the Emancipation Oak and the Voices for Change online conversation, the Center offers a comprehensive guide to Virginia’s African American heritage.

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining, and shopping. The Garden’s mission is education and we can’t wait to teach you something new, either in person or through online learning.  For in-person learning, Timed tickets allow children to explore native plants, carnivorous plants, entire ecosystems and exotic plants from other climates (in the Conservatory). While some high-touch area in the Children’s Garden are currently closed, families can go for a forest adventure exploring the new Fairy Forest along the Tree Trail behind the Children’s Garden. Educational KidQuests are free scavenger hunts and can be printed off our website for use at the Garden or even in your own backyard.  If staying at home is more your style, you won’t want to miss our educational programming featuring weekly story time with Tarneshia on Facebook, Tuesday’s Children’s Garden Check-in, and virtual field trips for all ages, based on Virginia’s Science SOLs.

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Club for the Future

Postcards to Space

Ever dream of traveling to space? We're excited to partner with Club for the Future, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire youth to pursue careers in STEM and help visualize the future of life in space to benefit Earth. Kids are invited to pick up a blank postcard from the Front Desk and draw their image of why Earth needs space on the front. Once completed, the child can give their postcard to the Front Desk. We'll add the stamp and send it to Club for the Future then they will send it to space and back on a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. The best part? The postcard is then mailed back to the child for an out-of-this-world keepsake.

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Richmond Liberty Trail

Richmond Liberty Trail

Explore Richmond’s past along the Liberty Trail, a 6.2 mile walking route connecting many of downtown’s historic sites, attractions and neighborhoods as well as 15 national historic landmarks. This self-guided experience is a continuous loop and intersects with other trails.

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Richmond Mural Tours

Richmond Mural Tours

Explore some of Richmond's most historically significant neighborhoods and discover Richmond's beautiful murals, painted by local and international artists.  If you join one of our tours three things are guaranteed: you will have a dedicated guide that knows the city, you will see murals and you will have fun!

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Science Museum of Virginia

Science Museum of Virginia

The Museum has reopened to the public, so you can check out awe inspiring exhibits in person, or if you'd prefer to discover your world from home, you can explore their library of online resources. From recipes to at home experiments, there's something for everyone! In September, join them on Facebook for a live astronomy show each Thursday at 2. Or register for Lunch Break Science, a weekly virtual talk on Wednesday at noon about just about anything under the sun.

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Valentine Museum

The Valentine

Visit The Valentine, Richmond’s city history museum, for fun virtual resources including videos, lesson plans and activities that explore Richmond history for students of all ages. Families can also schedule a live virtual tour or in person visit by emailing education@thevalentine.org.

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Urban Adventure Quest

Urban Adventure Quest

Your amazing scavenger hunt adventure will begin at Capitol Square near the Old City Hall and take you on a fun quest solving clues and completing challenges among the historic monuments and iconic sights of Virginia's Capitol city. Play 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. No tour guides. Play with your own family unit. Use promo code OMNI20 for 20% off.

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Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Discover something new at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture by touring their collections, researching the library or participating in an event. The museum also offers online exhibits, virtual tours and tons of fun and educational activities including puzzles, craft packets, videos and coloring pages.

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Riverfront Canal Walk

Riverfront Canal Walk

Explore Richmond through the numerous attractions, monuments, trails and more that make up the Riverfront Canal Walk. Highlights include the Belle Isle Pedestrian Bridge, Blue Heron Rookery, the 1865 Exhibit and Box Brown Plaza.

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Would I Lie to You? Mural Walks

Would I Lie to You? Mural Walks

Take any of four 1-1/2-hour walks through Richmond neighborhoods, each to discover 25 or more spectacular street murals – and guess if your host tells the truth about each mural or makes up a story. Can you be won over by a tall tale? Come join the storytelling fun!

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