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EXHIBIT: Small Works at the Charles H Taylor Visual Arts Center (Hampton)

Charles H. Taylor Fine Arts Center 4205 Victoria Blvd, Hampton

Check website for days/times open. While much of the most famous works of art catch our attention due to their grandiosity, the Small Works Exhibition is here to paint a different picture – a miniature one! Artists from around the […]

EXHIBIT: Jurassic Giants at the Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)

The Virginia Living Museum 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News

Summer 2021 – May 29- Sept. 6, 2021   We’re going BIG!  Meet GIGANOTOSAURUS!! May 29 – September 6, 2021 Open Daily 9am – 5pm MEMBER PREVIEW – May 29   9am-11am OPEN TO PUBLIC – May 29  11am   Roaring, […]

EXHIBIT: The Robot Zoo at the Virginia Air & Space Center (Hampton)

Virginia Air & Space Center 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton

The Robot Zoo This traveling exhibit gives visitors an up-close look at the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! The larger-than-life-size display of animated robots will find a home in our Flight Gallery from June 5, […]

Southside Artists Association Art Show (Chesapeake)

Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways Museum 237 S Battlefield Blvd Suite 14G, Chesapeake

The Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Great Bridge Past & Present, Southside Artist Association's Art show this year on Wednesday August 4th through Saturday August 14th. Come out to visit the museum & check out the art on display. […]

Summer Programming at First Landing State Park (Virginia Beach)

First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach

Kids and family activities include:Scales to TailsBald Cypress StrollWhat's In The Nets?Bayside CrabbingCampfiresHome Sweet SwampTreasures in the SandIf Turtles Could TalkWellness WalksNight HikesThe Trees KneesSeaside CreationsCreature FeatureMarsh MadnessCrafty CrittersPolliwog Party

Water Play in Hampton Roads!

Our BIG LIST of locations for Water Play in Hampton Roads, Virginia!https://hamptonroads.myactivechild.com/blog/water-fun-hampton-roads/

Norfolk Summer Reading Program 2021 (Norfolk)

Get ready to sign up for Norfolk Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program (SRP). The theme is “Tails & Tales,” and the program runs June 26 through August 7, 2021.  This year, we’re bringing you SRP, and all our special […]

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Neighborhood Night Out Health & Safety Fair (Hampton)

Online Hampton

Coliseum Central is an advertising partner of MyActiveChild.com Coliseum Central presents its free annual Neighborhood Night Out Health & Safety Fair virtually from August 3-10! There’s fun for the whole family including messages from first responders and community partners, an […]

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EXHIBIT: Summer of Women at MOCA (Virginia Beach)

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening of the Summer of Women suite of exhibitions on July 17. As a benefit of membership, Virginia MOCA supporters will have special, early access on July 15 and 16. The […]

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StoryWalk at Pembroke Mall (Virginia Beach)

Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach,

During your visit to Pembroke Mall, please enjoy the adventure of a bear and his furry friends. Learn through literacy and enjoy engaging activities throughout your mall visit. This StoryWalk is presented in partnership between Pembroke Mall and the Virginia […]

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Dolphin Watching Tour (Virginia Beach)

Virginia Aquarium, Boat Dock 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach

Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer and experience an unforgettable journey in search of Virginia's most common and charismatic marine mammal, the bottlenose dolphin. If you are ready to find adventure, make memories, and inhale […]

First Fridays (Norfolk)

Downtown Norfolk Norfolk

First Fridays is bigger and better than ever, getting the whole neighborhood in on the fun! First Fridays is now a 16-block party, and, thanks to a new ABC license, you can take that party with you throughout Downtown. That's […]

Summer Adventure Camp (Virginia Beach)

Virginia Beach Field House 2020 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach

Registration Information: Weekly registration: registration lock date is every Thursday! Registering for HALF-DAY, MULTIPLE WEEKS, or the ENTIRE SUMMER? Please contact us, and we will register your child for you!  We are proud to offer the following options and incentives for […]

MIlitary: Free Movie Days at Main Gate Movies (Norfolk)

Main Gate Movies 1500 Mall Drive, Norfolk

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 22 - August 26, 2021Military Families: Free family-friendly movies at 10am every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday! Different G- and PG-rated films for 10 weeks over the summer. FREE Admission. All Ages & Groups welcome. Doors […]

Fun and Sun Preschool STEAM (Chesapeake)

Elizabeth River Boat Landing and Park 103 Poindexter St, Chesapeake

Meet us outside at the park shelter to take part in in fun STEAM activities geared towards preschoolers.   Registration is required with City of Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Graphite Drawing & Sketching (Virginia Beach)

Prosperity Kitchen & Pantry 532 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach

Drawing and Sketching with Graphite (pencil). Learn shading, blending and layout.Shirley is a wonderful graphite and ballpoint pen illustrator. Learn about different graphite and tools and how to use them to create your masterpiece.Class is for Beginner to Advanced Skills. […]

Our Sensory Farm Adventure and Lorax Driftwood Pompom Make-n-take! (Chesapeake)

Our Sensory Farm Chesapeake

Come join us for a day on the farm and driftwood pompom make-n-take! Join us on August 5th for a combined farm experience and make-n-take driftwood pompom workshop!  At Our Sensory Farm from 10:00-1:00 Visit with farm animals, play in the adventure forest, and hike […]

Imagination Play Day at Peninsula Town Center (Hampton)

Peninsula Town Center 4410 East Claiborne Square, Hampton

PTC will host Imagination Play Day at the Pop Fountains in Town Square every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. The event features our Big Blue Blocks which encourage open-ended free play that empowers children to constantly reconfigure the […]

Summer Art Camp (Chesapeake)

Art Song Studio 940 Churchill Drive, Chesapeake

If your child loves to draw and paint, is between 7-16 years of age, and is looking for a fun summer activity - this is the camp for them! Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Pastels, and Colored Pencil techniques will be […]

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Summer Art Days with Ms. Cindy (Suffolk)

Suffolk Art Gallery 118 Bosley Avenue, Suffolk

Summer Art Days with Ms. Cindy Thursdays, July 8 - August 12, 2021 Registration fee is $1.00 per day per child; preregister online. Morning Sessions: 10:00-11:30am for ages 5-8 July 8       Funny Faces Mixed Media Collage July 15  […]

Dolphin Watching Cruise (Virginia Beach)

Rudee Tours 200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach

Looking for the longest-running and most experienced dolphin cruise company in the Virginia Beach Resort area? You have found it at Rudee Tours! A dolphin watching cruise with us is the essential trip for both the aquatic enthusiast and the […]

Family Fridays @ Lake Meade Park (Suffolk)

Lake Meade Park 201 Holly Lawn Parkway, Suffolk

Come join us outside for some socially-distanced fun with activities and stories for the whole family!  Gather with us as we learn about nature and get our hands dirty making birdfeeders and planting seeds. Please bring your own blanket or […]

Rudee Rocket Dolphin Cruise (Virginia Beach)

Rudee Tours 200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach

The Rudee Rocket is THE ultimate way to experience the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.Cruise up the coast with your family and friends enjoying the salty air & wind while keeping an eye out for wildlife. Bottlenose dolphins are one of the […]

Dolphin Watching Boat Trip (Virginia Beach)

Virginia Aquarium, Boat Dock 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach

Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer and experience an unforgettable journey in search of Virginia's most common and charismatic marine mammal, the bottlenose dolphin. If you are ready to find adventure, make memories, and inhale […]

Summer Lego Club (age 5-10) at Poquoson Library (Poquoson)

Poquoson Public Library 500 City Hall Ave, Poquoson

On selected Thursdays, 5 to 10 year olds are invited to imagine and create with us as we build and display unique structures using fun themes! Please register all children participating.

Fairy Workshop at Twisted Art & More (Portsmouth)

Twisted Art and More 304 High Street, Portsmouth

Come in and create you very own fairy door, fairy wand, or fairy starter garden.Fairy door $12 Choose from a variety of doors to embellish and decorate.Fairy Wand $7 Wands can be topped with a number of shapes. (stars, hearts, […]

CHKD Virtual Special Presentation – Brains: The Basics (Online)

Your home, via Internet

Did you know 80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life? Join our three expert presenters, Kathleen Burns, SLP, Lynsey Estienne, MOTR/L, and Michele Tryon, CCLS, and learn five powerful ways to support your baby’s brain […]

CHKD Virtual Event: The Basics (Online)

Your home, via Internet

Did you know 80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life? Join our three expert presenters to learn and practice five powerful ways to support your baby’s brain growth and give them a great start. The […]

Summer Camp by the Day (Virginia Beach)

My Gym Virginia Beach 1554 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

TIME: Monday through Friday (1PM-4PM)WHEN: JUNE 21ST-AUGUST 27TH WHO: All kids age 2.5-10yrs old (will group by age for games)Drop-off only SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED DAILY FOR CAMPERS . PLEASE BRING A REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE EACH DAY TO CAMP CAMP […]

Portsmouth Splash Park (Portsmouth)

Portsmouth Splash Park 900 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Splash Park is now open Tuesday through Sunday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. The Splash Park is located at 900 Elm Avenue. Come out and enjoy.  

Super Kids Camp at The Little Gym of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach)

The Little Gym Virginia Beach 3312 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach

Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with different, creative lesson plans that will keep your child engaged.Age 3 - 8, potty […]

Super Kid Quest Daily Camp at The Little Gym (Chesapeake)

The Little Gym - Chesapeake Hanbury Village, 237 Hanbury Road East, Chesapeake,

Join us for a 3 hour Super Kid Quest Camp filled with movement, fun and craft time. Camps are offered M/W/F 10:00am-1:00pm & TU/W/TH 1:30-4:30pm. You can choose one day or many days. Our camps are flexible with your summer […]

Summer Lego Club (age 9-12) at Poquoson Library (Poquoson)

Poquoson Public Library 500 City Hall Ave, Poquoson

On selected Thursdays, 9 to 12 year olds are invited to imagine and create with us as we build and display unique structures using fun themes! Please register all children participating.

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Virtual Kids Cooking & Baking Camps (Online)

Your home, via Internet

We’re cooking (and baking) up some fun this summer with an all-new series of Kids Cooking & Baking Camps hosted by Emily Hutchinson of The Hutch Oven! Level up your cooking and baking game as we show you how to […]

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Cool Kid Zone/Free Snow Cones at Cool Wave Washplex (Newport News)

Cool Wave Washplex 12095 Jefferson Ave, Newport News

KID-FRIENDLY FUN EVERY WEDNESDAY! FREE SURPRISE GIVEAWAYS FOR THE KIDS EVERY DAY! ​ KEEP AN EYE OUT... YOU MIGHT SEE DANNY OR DOLLY DOLPHIN WEDNESDAYS FROM 2PM-8PM! EACH KID GETS A PRIZE PUNCH CARD! GET A HOLE PUNCH EVERY TIME […]

Bike Night at Norfolk Botanical Gardens (Norfolk)

Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk

Children under 16 must ride with a parent or adult.Bike riders under 14 must wear helmets. (City Code Section 25-388)If you meet a tram or other vehicle, please stop or slow down and move to the side of the path.Bike […]

Live Concerts at The Point at Mill Point Park (Hampton)

Mill Point Park 100 Eaton Street, Hampton

Downtown Hampton Live: Join Us for Live Music in Downtown Hampton All Summer Long! June 17 - Jason Cale June 24 - Vinyl Headlights July 1 - Celeste Kellogg Band July 8 - Mashup & The Cozy Condition July 15 […]

Sunsets on the River (Norfolk)

Hermitage Museum & Gardens 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk

Sunsets on the River is BACK in 2021! Our award-winning outdoor concert series returns this June.  2021 LINEUPJune 3: Bennett Wales & The ReliefJune 17: Fox and the Bear + Court Street CompanyJuly 8: Zac Lee/Fortresses + Paper AliensJuly 22: […]

Sunset Thursdays (Portsmouth)

High Street Landing 1 High Street, Portsmouth

7/8: RaJazz 7/15: The Original Rhondels 7/22: Better by Tuesday 7/29: Janitors 8/5: Soul Intent 8/12: Champagne Band 8/19: Tidewater Drive Band 8/26: Blaque Velvet Band 9/2: Fuzz Band 9/9: Kustom Made The city of Portsmouth’s Sunset Thursdays after work […]

Lawn Game Night at SK8 House (Virginia Beach)

SK8 House Virginia Beach 600 South Lynnhaven Road, Suite 100, Virginia Beach

Free Play on the SK8 Lawn - Take advantage of FREE Lawn Game night on the lawn from 6:30 pm - 11 pm!! Make it an entertaining evening for all. Enjoy open sessions of Ping Pong & Foosball, along with […]

Digimon TCG Weekly Tournament (Norfolk)

Atlantis Games & Comics 2862 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth

Price: $6 Registration Cut-Off: 6:50 (See Important Note Below) Start Time: 7:00 **Important Note: To ensure events are starting on time you must be on the sign-up list or in line to pay by the registration cut-off time. You are […]

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Fun & Games Show at FFX (Virginia Beach)

Family Fun Xperience 206 16th Street,, Virginia Beach

Come experience a unique brand of fun with games and more interactive audience experiences in a relaxed and family-friendly (no kids required) indoor theater in the heart of the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront. Live interactive games with the whole audience, […]

Raya and the Last Dragon: Outdoor Lawn Movie at Anderson’s (Virginia Beach)

Sage Kitchen 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach

Chairs are NOT permitted but you may bring pillows, blankets, or sleeping bags. Popcorn will be available for purchase. Food can be ordered at Sage Kitchen, outdoor bar will be open all night. $6.60* per person for those of "walking age", […]