• "Unplugged: Coding without Computers" is a wonderful program and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a field trip.

    – Charles City Kindergarten Teacher
  • I really enjoyed the cave. I liked being a producer. My group made a clock, a frisbee, a hat, and a necklace.

    – Catharine Clamcy
  • Thank you!! We had a ton of fun!! We had a LOT of great chaperones this year! I think this is the best our kids have been ever! our chaperones were on it! Thank you so much for seeing how great they were! We LOVED the lesson and we can't wait to come back next year!
    – CCPS Kindergarten Teacher
  • We had a wonderful time visiting the Children’s Museum this year! We would love to include you in our field trips for next year. In order to plan I was wondering when you guys start booking for next school year. THANK YOU !
    – HCPS 1st Grade Teacher
  • I would like to tell you thank you for our economics lesson during the field trip at the museum.

    – Anaya Holmes
  • The most things I liked was the cave and I liked the news studio.
    It made me feel like I was a real adult.

    – Shajuan MacDonald
Creative in Residence
Play Ahead

Celebrations Around the World

Saturday, November 2, 2019 · 10am - 2pm

FREE!* · Children's Museum Downtown 

Join in for a day full of performances and games as we celebrate the opening of Holiday Village, presented by Genworth Foundation! 

The Genworth Foundation Holiday Village provides the perfect venue to showcase a variety of cultural traditions from around the world. It explores six festivals celebrated by our Richmond neighbors: Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Lunar New Year. Each Fan-style house features the symbols, traditions and customs that enrich this season of light for so many families.

Performance Schedule

10am Kwanzaa · Interactive Story Time with Jess Caggliano, Family Engagement Manager

10:30am Christmas · Plaid Points Show

11:00am Lunar New Year · Yu Dance Arts

11:30am Christmas · Plaid Points Show

12:00pm Lunar New Year · Yu Dance Arts

12:30pm Christmas · Plaid Points Show

1:00pm Hanukkah · Interactive Story Time and Dreidel Games with Cantor Sarah Beck-Berman of Congregation Beth Ahabah

Play Ahead with the Education Team (you too, Mom and Dad!)

Decorate a Christmas Tree

Light the Diya Diwali Game

Moon and Stars Craft for Eid

Driedel Hanukkah Game

Mancala Kwanzaa Game

Dragon Masks for Lunar Near Year


*FREE event does not include admission to the Children's Museum but does provide access to games, activities, performances, and the Genworth Holiday Village.