Educational Events

Learn While Having Fun

Getting an education doesn't have to mean sitting in a classroom. In Greater Williamsburg, get your fill of knowledge from a variety of events and classes; sit in on jewelry making classes, or walk through a demonstration from colonial times. Get up close and personal with the wild animals of Williamsburg, or do it the old fashioned way with a sit in lecture on the history of wars in the US. There's a class for everyone here in Williamsburg. 

E.g., 07/22/2017
E.g., 07/22/2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
July 22 - August 5, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Aug 05, 2017
Prentis Store
Repeats Daily.
June 6 - 17, 2017, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 9:30am - 10:30am
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Do you have a future archaeologist in the family? Work alongside some of Colonial Williamsburg's experts as we excavate the cellar of Archibald Blair's 18th century store on Duke of Gloucester Street. This 55-minute program is offered multiple times each day to Colonial Williamsburg ticket-holders (or Good Neighbor Pass holders) ages 5-16. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the Colonial Street entrance each day at 9 a.m. and ticketed guests may sign up for any of the sessions at that time.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 17, 2017
York River State Park
May 13, 2017, 10am - 12pm
May 27, 2017, 10am - 12pm
June 10, 2017, 10am - 12pm
July 8, 2017, 10am - 12pm
July 22, 2017, 10am - 12pm
August 12, 2017, 10am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 9 - 30, 2017, 10am - 12pm

Explore the beautiful wetlands or river with us. You may even encounter a variety of wild creatures! Learn something new and exciting as you paddle up the creek or down the river; and don't worry, we provide you with a paddle of your choice (canoe or kayak). Taskinas Creek and the York River are so rich in their resources and we'll teach you ways to protect them.  Reservations are recommended.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 2017
Prentis Store
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 5 - 15, 2017, 3pm - 4:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 3pm - 4:30pm

What happens when the digging is done? "DUG!" is a free-flow event that introduces visitors of all ages to artifact washing, ceramic mending, conservation, zooarchaeology, archaeological seeds, and more. A rotating schedule of hands-on activities and special guests make "DUG!" the perfect complement to "DIG!" offered earlier on the same site Monday-Saturday. If your knees aren't quite what they used to be, this is the way to embrace archaeology. Sit in the shade, and engage with our experts.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 15, 2017
York River State Park
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 7, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 11, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 25 - July 23, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
August 6 - 27, 2017, 4pm - 5pm

Which came first, the gray fox or the red? Does a crab keep its shell forever? Can box turtles swim? For the answer to these and other questions about the natural world, dabble in discovery with our on site naturalist! NOTE: This program is cancelled on May 8th and June 19th.

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on May 07, 2017
York River State Park
February 20, 2016, 10am - 12pm
February 11, 2017, 10am - 12pm
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
April 3 - 17, 2017, 10am - 12pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
April 7 - 21, 2017, 10am - 12pm
May 13, 2017, 4pm - 6pm
May 27, 2017, 4pm - 6pm
June 10, 2017, 4pm - 6pm
July 8, 2017, 4pm - 6pm
July 22, 2017, 4pm - 6pm
August 12, 2017, 4pm - 6pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 9 - 16, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
September 30, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

Long before there was a York River State Park, or even a York River, 6,000 plus years ago, marine creatures swam here in a shallow sea. Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. The hike is less than two miles round trip and begins with a description of some of the fossils that are found at the beach.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Repeats every 3 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Apr 17, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
July 22 - August 5, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Aug 05, 2017
York River State Park
May 7, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 11, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 25 - July 23, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
August 6 - 27, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.   This program will NOT be held on May 18th & June 19th (Mother's & Father's Days).

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 11, 2017
York River State Park
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 7, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 11, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 25 - July 23, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
August 6 - 27, 2017, 4pm - 5pm

Which came first, the gray fox or the red? Does a crab keep its shell forever? Can box turtles swim? For the answer to these and other questions about the natural world, dabble in discovery with our on site naturalist! NOTE: This program is cancelled on May 8th and June 19th.

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on May 07, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
July 22 - August 5, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Aug 05, 2017
Prentis Store
Repeats Daily.
June 6 - 17, 2017, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 9:30am - 10:30am
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Do you have a future archaeologist in the family? Work alongside some of Colonial Williamsburg's experts as we excavate the cellar of Archibald Blair's 18th century store on Duke of Gloucester Street. This 55-minute program is offered multiple times each day to Colonial Williamsburg ticket-holders (or Good Neighbor Pass holders) ages 5-16. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the Colonial Street entrance each day at 9 a.m. and ticketed guests may sign up for any of the sessions at that time.

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 17, 2017
Prentis Store
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 5 - 15, 2017, 3pm - 4:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 3pm - 4:30pm

What happens when the digging is done? "DUG!" is a free-flow event that introduces visitors of all ages to artifact washing, ceramic mending, conservation, zooarchaeology, archaeological seeds, and more. A rotating schedule of hands-on activities and special guests make "DUG!" the perfect complement to "DIG!" offered earlier on the same site Monday-Saturday. If your knees aren't quite what they used to be, this is the way to embrace archaeology. Sit in the shade, and engage with our experts.

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 15, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
July 22 - August 5, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Aug 05, 2017
Prentis Store
Repeats Daily.
June 6 - 17, 2017, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 9:30am - 10:30am
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Do you have a future archaeologist in the family? Work alongside some of Colonial Williamsburg's experts as we excavate the cellar of Archibald Blair's 18th century store on Duke of Gloucester Street. This 55-minute program is offered multiple times each day to Colonial Williamsburg ticket-holders (or Good Neighbor Pass holders) ages 5-16. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the Colonial Street entrance each day at 9 a.m. and ticketed guests may sign up for any of the sessions at that time.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 17, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
July 3 - 31, 2017, 10:30am - 11:15am

During this guided tour, learn how and why objects have been collected for Colonial Williamsburg over the years, and discover the circumstances that lead to the creation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. (45 minutes)

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Jul 31, 2017

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