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., 04/21/2018
E.g., 04/21/2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News 23601
April 21, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the VLM! Observe the animals as they receive toys, treats and other enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors. Learn more about protecting our environment and taking conservation measures. Earth-friendly vendors will show and sell green wares. There will also be crafts, eco-friendly giveaways, thousands of native plants for sale, and special animal shows. Don’t forget to bring your batteries, cell phones, and old sneakers for recycling!

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Road Williamsburg 23181
April 21 - 22, 2018, 10am - 7pm

Celebrate our beautiful world with a weekend of exploration, discovery, and preservation at York River State Park! On Saturday, we will have three ranger guided programs. The Tyke Hike will be from 10 am to noon. From 1 to 3 pm is the Stream to Sea Stroll, and the As Far as the Stars Night Hike begins at 7 pm. Join us Sunday for a Seed Stomp encouraging the growth of native plants from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Feel free to take a self guided adventure. Call for more information and reservations.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 7:00pm
Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
1000 Colonial Parkway Yorktown Va 23690
April 21 - 22, 2018, 11:15am - 2:15pm

Come join us for National Junior Ranger Day, an annual recognition of America’s future. Children 14 and under, accompanied by an adult, can participate in a ranger-led walk of the battlefield, Saturday, April 21st, 2017. The walk will begin and end at the Yorktown Battlefield visitor center. All attendees must register at the Visitor Center information desk to participate. The Yorktown Visitor Center will accept the first 100 registrants only, not including accompanying adult/s.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
11:15am to 2:15pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Road Williamsburg 23181
April 21 - 22, 2018, 10am - 7pm

Celebrate our beautiful world with a weekend of exploration, discovery, and preservation at York River State Park! On Saturday, we will have three ranger guided programs. The Tyke Hike will be from 10 am to noon. From 1 to 3 pm is the Stream to Sea Stroll, and the As Far as the Stars Night Hike begins at 7 pm. Join us Sunday for a Seed Stomp encouraging the growth of native plants from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Feel free to take a self guided adventure. Call for more information and reservations.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
10:00am to 7:00pm
Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
1000 Colonial Parkway Yorktown Va 23690
April 21 - 22, 2018, 11:15am - 2:15pm

Come join us for National Junior Ranger Day, an annual recognition of America’s future. Children 14 and under, accompanied by an adult, can participate in a ranger-led walk of the battlefield, Saturday, April 21st, 2017. The walk will begin and end at the Yorktown Battlefield visitor center. All attendees must register at the Visitor Center information desk to participate. The Yorktown Visitor Center will accept the first 100 registrants only, not including accompanying adult/s.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
11:15am to 2:15pm
412 North Boundary Street Williamsburg 23185
April 22, 2018, 2pm

Panel discussion about all things beer led by 5 local Brewmasters. Ticket price includes 1 pint of beer and beer and food pairing samples. This is a rain or shine event. No refunds. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for a $10 surcharge.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
February 24, 2018, 10am - 12pm
April 28, 2018, 10am - 12pm
May 19, 2018, 10am - 12pm

In partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the City of Newport News Natural Resources Division, and the City of Newport News Recycling Office, The Mariners' Museum and Park is hosting a rain barrel workshop! Participants will be guided through rain barrel assembly and will get to take home a finished product after this two-hour workshop. Cost is $70 per person and includes all the materials needed to make their rain barrel.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Freedom Park
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
February 10, 2018, 3pm - 4pm
April 28, 2018, 3pm - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 3pm - 4pm

Join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing. You'll experience 18th century life more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. All ages welcome.

Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4022.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 28, 2018, 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Calling all Virginia 4th Graders! Join Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists, conservators, curators, and educators as they help to prepare you for your Virginia Studies SOL. Take a closer look at Virginia's early history from the people working at the original James Fort site. This will be an evening filled with hands-on activities, learning, and fun. 4th grade participants are free and each accompanying adult is $5.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Freedom Park
5537 Centreville Road Williamsburg 23188
October 7, 2017, 9am - 12pm
November 4, 2017, 9am - 12pm
April 7, 2018, 9am - 12pm
May 5, 2018, 9am - 12pm
June 2, 2018, 9am - 12pm
July 7, 2018, 9am - 12pm
September 1, 2018, 9am - 12pm

Join us on the first Saturday of every month this spring for a nature program and guided walk on the new Living Forest Interpretive Trail! One of our expert nature guides will present a nature program on a different topic each month, then lead children and their parents on a trip through the forest to learn about plants, wildlife, insects and anything else we may encounter! The nature program will take place at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018
510 Quarterpath Road Williamsburg 23185
May 5, 2018, 9am - 12pm

Did you know there was a Civil War battle here? Have you been to the Williamsburg battlefield? Come on out and hear all about it during the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg. This "pop up tour" will be led by Williamsburg Battlefield Association board members.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018
Freight Shed
331 Water St. Yorktown 23690
May 6, 2018, 10am - 4pm

A special exhibit of selected artwork by high school students from York, Tabb, Grafton and Bruton High Schools.  Select your "People's Choice" artist.  Yorktown Freight Shed. Free. 757.898.6417  

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, May 07, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018
James City County Marina
2054 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
May 1, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
June 5, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
July 10, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
August 7, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
September 11, 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
October 23, 2017, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
May 7, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
June 4, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
July 9, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
August 6, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
September 17, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
October 1, 2018, 5pm - 7pm

Kayak historic Powhatan Creek beside historic Jamestown Island. View and learn about birds and wildlife native to the Williamsburg area. Kayaks provided, and trips are guided by James River Association. Tours are limited to 16 people and you must be 16 or older.

To register visit jrava.org.

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
May 5 - 19, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Get ready to take a trip to the prehistoric past and travel back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Destination: DINOSAUR!

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 19, 2018

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