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Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 02/07/2014
Children's Museum Mardi Gras Celebration Saturday, February 15
Portsmouth, VA - On Saturday, February 15th, 2014 the Children’s Museum of Virginia unveils a new Mardi Gras celebration as part of its Family Fun Day series. Visitors will be able to make festive Mardi Gras crafts and explore the sights and sounds of New Orleans without leaving Hampton Roads.
Strut your stuff with the 504 Supreme Band swinging Dixie Land Jazz parade. See and touch slithering snakes and gators from JB’s Rattles. Play music along with Atumpan- The Talking Drums the New Orleans’ Congo Square is recreated, or visit a pirate paradise as the Moody Crew Pirates spin the yarn with stories of Jean Lafitte. Explore the Mississippi Delta and sing the Blues with Black Hat Walters. Make your own masks and other Mardi Gras creations throughout the day.
Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 01/23/2014
Get out of your house and into the trees at the Children's Museum of Virginia's
newest exhibit, opening February 8
Portsmouth, VA - This winter families can spend some quality time hanging out in the trees with a visit to the Children's Museum of Virginia's newest exhibit Tree Houses: Look Who's Living in the Trees!
Tree Houses includes fun, hands-on ways to explore the important roles that trees play in providing homes for all sorts of wild things (including people!). Incorporating all of the senses, this popular exhibit engages forest explorers young and old in indoor nature explorations and the ecology of sustainable harvesting of this important natural resource.