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., 06/24/2017
E.g., 06/24/2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
May 27 - July 9, 2017, 9am - 5pm

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) is bringing the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Water|Ways, to make a splash at the Virginia Living Museum May 27 through July 9. The Water|Ways exhibit, located at the VLM changing exhibit area, will consist of engaging panels and kiosks where guests will be able to learn about the five major concepts: Introduction, Source, Flow, Quench, and Water is Eternal?

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jul 09, 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, June 24, 2017 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 17, 2017
Lumber House Ticket Office
Every Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 17 - 30, 2017, 9:30am - 11am

What do you want to be when you grow up? Visit three trade shops and discover your calling at Colonial Williamsburg. Explore the historic trades with hands-on activities. This program is recommended for children aged 8 to 14. Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, ends on Jun 30, 2017
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Repeats Daily.
June 9 - 23, 2017, 10am - 7pm

Lock, Stock, and Barrel is an early British weaponry exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The exhibit features outstanding displays of military and civilian weapons exploring muzzle-loading firearms, ignition systems, and the evolution of the standing British infantry musket before 1800. This exhibit is open through November 5, 2017.

Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Freedom Park
June 24, 2017, 12pm - 3pm

Join Williamsburg native Dylan Pritchett, best known as 'The Storyteller' along with Baba Jamal Koram as they share with you Freedom Stories at Freedom Park! The Free Black Settlement area is the backdrop for this special event. Also featured are unique crafts for kids, music and food available for purchase.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Auntie M's American Cottage
June 4, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
June 24, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

Come join Auntie M's fun and unique workshop. The workshop moderator leads you through various fun filled art program to enhance your creativity through one-of-a-kind workshop.  Minimum of 4 participants needed.  $  More details at 757.369.8150 or www.auntiemsamericancottage.com.

June 4 - Wet Felted 3-D Vessel Workshop (1-3pm)

June 24- Wet Felted 3-D Vessel Workshop (1-3pm)

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Intersection of Botetourt and Nicholson Streets
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 16 - 30, 2017, 1pm - 2pm

Treat the animal lover in your life to this one-hour walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg's modern stables and Rare Breeds Program. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at our facilities, learn more about our carriages, and get up close and personal with some of our animals.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 30, 2017
Kimball Theatre
Every Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 23 - 30, 2017, 2:30pm - 9:30pm

Juzo Itami's rapturous "ramen western" returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
2:30pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 30, 2017
Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 16 - 30, 2017, 2:30pm - 4pm

This kid-focused program will show how the bricks and mortar are made at the Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard and are then turned into the amazing buildings all over the city. Participants will be able to work with period-correct tools and learn basic masonry skills.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 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, June 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 15, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
May 27 - July 9, 2017, 9am - 5pm

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) is bringing the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Water|Ways, to make a splash at the Virginia Living Museum May 27 through July 9. The Water|Ways exhibit, located at the VLM changing exhibit area, will consist of engaging panels and kiosks where guests will be able to learn about the five major concepts: Introduction, Source, Flow, Quench, and Water is Eternal?

Sunday, June 25, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jul 09, 2017
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Repeats Daily.
June 9 - 23, 2017, 10am - 7pm

Lock, Stock, and Barrel is an early British weaponry exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The exhibit features outstanding displays of military and civilian weapons exploring muzzle-loading firearms, ignition systems, and the evolution of the standing British infantry musket before 1800. This exhibit is open through November 5, 2017.

Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 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, June 25, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 11, 2017
Kimball Theatre
Every Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 23 - 30, 2017, 2:30pm - 9:30pm

Juzo Itami's rapturous "ramen western" returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 -
2:30pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 30, 2017
Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 16 - 30, 2017, 2:30pm - 4pm

This kid-focused program will show how the bricks and mortar are made at the Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard and are then turned into the amazing buildings all over the city. Participants will be able to work with period-correct tools and learn basic masonry skills.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 30, 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.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on May 07, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
May 27 - July 9, 2017, 9am - 5pm

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) is bringing the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Water|Ways, to make a splash at the Virginia Living Museum May 27 through July 9. The Water|Ways exhibit, located at the VLM changing exhibit area, will consist of engaging panels and kiosks where guests will be able to learn about the five major concepts: Introduction, Source, Flow, Quench, and Water is Eternal?

Monday, June 26, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jul 09, 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, June 26, 2017 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 17, 2017
Lumber House Ticket Office
Every Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 17 - 30, 2017, 9:30am - 11am

What do you want to be when you grow up? Visit three trade shops and discover your calling at Colonial Williamsburg. Explore the historic trades with hands-on activities. This program is recommended for children aged 8 to 14. Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Monday, June 26, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, ends on Jun 30, 2017
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Repeats Daily.
June 9 - 23, 2017, 10am - 7pm

Lock, Stock, and Barrel is an early British weaponry exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The exhibit features outstanding displays of military and civilian weapons exploring muzzle-loading firearms, ignition systems, and the evolution of the standing British infantry musket before 1800. This exhibit is open through November 5, 2017.

Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Freedom Park
June 26, 2017, 10am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will conduct a memorial service on June 26 in honor of the valiant Americans who gave their lives in the Battle of Spencer's Ordinary on that day in 1781. A series of skirmishes occurred in the woods and meadows of Freedom Park between units of Lord Cornwallis and those of the French general, Marquis de Lafayette.

Monday, June 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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