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  1. 757 Mayors
    757 Majors works to develop leaders, promote mental and physical health through community service, sports, arts, and clubs. Free basketball programs for boys and girls. Located in Chesapeake and open to kids in all areas of Hampton Roads.
    Chesapeake, VA 23323
    757-635-6147
  2. Aberdeen Gardens History Museum
    The museum celebrates the history, heritage and future of historic Aberdeen Gardens. Free admission, call to schedule a tour.
    55-57 N. Mary Peake Boulevard Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 722-2345
  3. Adam Thoroughgood House
    Historical home built circa 1719. Tours and special events. Free admission for tours.
    1636 Parish Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    757-385-5100
  4. Air Power Park
    Free Museum Admission- Rockets and Aircraft within the Park. Playground.
    413 W. Mercury Boulevard Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 727-8311
  5. Armed Forces Memorial
    The Armed Forces Memorial is a 160-foot monument with 20 bronze cast letters (actual letters from members of the Armed Forces who never returned from war) scattered across the base of a flagpole.
    Southeastern corner of Town Point Park Downtown Norfolk VA
    (757) 664-6620
  6. Barnes & Noble – Town Center
    Weekly storytime- Please check website link to confirm storytime is happening as scheduled.
    4485 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 671-2331
  7. Barnes & Noble – Lynnhaven
    Weekly storytime- Please check website link to confirm storytime is happening as scheduled.
    701 Lynnhaven Pkwy Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 340-4055
  8. Barnes & Noble Greenbrier
    Weekly storytime- Please check website link to confirm storytime is happening as scheduled.
    1212 Greenbrier Pkwy Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 382-0220
  9. Barnes & Noble Peninsula Town Center
    Weekly storytime- Please check website link to confirm storytime is happening as scheduled.
    5100 Kilgore Ave Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 827-1118
  10. Barnes & Noble Yoder Plaza
    Weekly storytime- Please check website link to confirm storytime is happening as scheduled.
    Yoder Plaza Shopping Center 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602
    757-932-4297
  11. Barry Art Museum at ODU
    The Barry Art Museum is operated by the Old Dominion University Museum Foundation, in partnership with Old Dominion University. Admission is Free. Public programs and activities are offered.
    Barry Art Museum 1075 W. 43rd Street Norfolk, VA 23529
    757-683-6200
  12. Bass Pro Shops
    Bass Pro Shops holds regular free workshops for kids at their Hampton location. Free Make & Takes, Character visits and more.
    1972 Power Plant Parkway Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 262-5200
  13. Battle of Dam #1- Historical Site
    Historic site where five miles of evidence from the Battle of Dam #1 can still be found.
    13564 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News Park Newport News, VA 23603
    (757) 247-8523
  14. Battle of Lee’s Mill- Historic Site
    Scene of the April 5, 1862 Battle of Lee's Mill.
    180 River's Ridge Circle, Lee's Mill Park Newport News, VA 23608
    (757) 247-8523
  15. Bennetts Creek Park
    A nature trail, open fields, a fishing and crabbing pier with handicap accessible features, Inclusive Playground, and more.
    Bennetts Creek Park Rd Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 514-7250
  16. Bluebird Gap Farm
    Farm with wild and domesticated animals. Picnic shelter. Regular family programs and free admission. Seasonal special events and storytimes.
    60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 825-4750
  17. Cannonball Trail
    Follow markers through Town Point Park and Downtown Norfolk on the self-guided tour. Download map on the website link.
    Freemason Street Reception Center for the Cannonball Trail 401 E. Freemason St Norfolk, VA 23510
    757-664-6620
  18. Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Historical site and home of The Confederate Monument. Guided lantern tours offered.
    North Main Street & Constance Road Suffolk VA 23434
    (757) 514-7632
  19. Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
    Art Classes for Youth. Free Admission to Art Exhibits. Summer camps/programs
    4205 Victoria Boulevard Hampton, VA 23669
    (757) 727-1490
  20. Chesapeake Arboretum
    A tree sanctuary that hosts an 18th century homestead for enjoyment and education. Extensive walking trails and an outdoor learning center.
    624 Oak Grove Road Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 382-7060
  21. Chesapeake Parks & Recreation
    Art, Camps, Cooking, Creative Writing, Dance, Gymnastics, Kayaking, Martial Arts, Music, Special Needs, Sports Programs, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Toddler Programs, Summer Camps, Yoga, Special Events & more. Homeschool Activities. After School Care available.
    Various locations in Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6411
  22. Chesapeake Planetarium
    Free Admission to Public Planetarium Programs. Registration required
    312 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 547-0153
  23. Chesapeake Veterans Memorial
    Memorial dedicated to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
    306 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 382-6151
  24. Chrysler Museum
    Art Museum. General admission is free. Free family activities including family festivals, story time, pre-k programs, glass-blowing demonstrations and more. Homeschool Studio, Scouts events, summer camps available. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 12-5pm.
    One Memorial Place Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 664-6200
  25. City of Chesapeake Special Events
    Parades, Festivals, Celebrations and more. Many are Free.
    Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6411
  26. Congress & Cumberland Overlook- Historical Site
    Scene of the sinking of the U.S.S. Cumberland and U.S.S. Congress by the ironclad C.S.S. Virginia.
    26th Street & West Avenue, Christopher Newport Park Newport News, VA 23607
    (757) 933-2311
  27. d’Art Center
    d'Art Center hosts art exhibitions, houses gallery and studio spaces with on-site resident artists to interact with, and provides interactive programming. The center also offers art-focused summer camp programming for ages 6-13 in June - August, and children's workshops and classes for ages 6+!
    NEON District 740 Boush Street Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 625-4211
  28. Deer Park
    Home of Boundless Playground (wheelchair accessible). Ball fields, picnic areas, fishing, hiking trails.
    11523 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA
    (757) 886-7912
  29. Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center
    Cultural arts center offering free and paid events every month including concerts, plays, dance performances, movies, children’s programming and instruction. Summer Camps and Birthday Parties Available
    2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, Virginia 23607
    (757) 247- 8950
  30. Downtown Hampton Events
    Live Events in Downtown Hampton
    Downtown Hampton, VA
  31. Elizabeth River Project
    Environmental non-profit working to restore the Elizabeth River through on-the-ground restoration and interactive environmental education
    4610 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23508
    757-399-7487
  32. First Events Olde Town Portsmouth
    The first weekend of each month in Olde Town Portsmouth. Events and activities include Arts to Antiques Flea Market, free museum admission, exhibit openings and art afternoons, and more.
    High Street between Effingham Street and the riverfront, Portsmouth, VA
  33. First Suffolk Church Site
    Historical site of the first church in Suffolk.
    Western Avenue Suffolk VA 23434
    (757) 514-4030
  34. Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
    Free Casement Museum Admission.
    20 Bernard Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651
    (757) 690-8181
  35. Fort Monroe National Monument Visitor & Education Center
    For at least 400 years, the point of land known as Old Point Comfort that now includes Fort Monroe has served as the key defensive site at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

    Due to its historical and cultural significance, Fort Monroe was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 and recognized as the Fort Monroe National Monument through an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in 2011.
    30 Ingalls Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651
    (757) 690-8181
  36. Fort Norfolk
    The last remaining harbor front fort from the time of George Washington. Free admission.
    801 Front Street Norfolk VA 23510
    (757) 642-8311 or (757) 625-1720
  37. Francis Land House
    Historical home of a plantation owner, built circa 1805. Regular community programs and storytimes. Free events scheduled monthly.
    3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 385-5100
  38. Freemason Playground
    The Freemason Playground is fully accessible and designed for children ages 5 to 12. The playground features a colorful nautical themed ship sailing on a sea of blue rubberized safety play surface.
    312 W. Bute Street Norfolk, VA 23510
  39. Fun Forest Playground
    Large children's playground within Chesapeake's City Park.
    900 City Park Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 312-0243
  40. Glebe Episcopal Church
    Historical landmark built in 1737.
    4400 Nansemond Pkwy Suffolk VA 23435
    (757) 538-8842
  41. Great Dismal Swamp Refuge/Canal Trail
    Wildlife refuge with multi-use trails for walking, biking, horseback riding, and an launch area for boating.
    1246 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Chesapeake, VA 23322
    757-382-6411
  42. Hampton Hoops
    Hampton Hoops promotes healthy communities and fun in a safe environment. The program aims to improve social interaction, positive character building and provides leadership opportunities. The City of Hampton, and community leaders have partnered to create the program and hope to inspire participating youth to become representatives of a safe and secure community in Hampton and throughout. Ages 8-24.
    Hampton, VA
    757-726-8750
  43. Hampton Parks & Recreation
    Classes and activities for all ages, Before/After Care. Summer Camps. Many free and/or low cost events and festivals offered throughout the year from Hampton Parks and Recreation.
    Hampton, VA
    (757) 727-6348
  44. Hampton Public Library
    Free Library Activities and Services.
    Locations in the Phoebus, Northampton, Willow Oaks and Downtown areas of Hampton, VA
    (757) 727-1154
  45. Hampton Roads Naval Museum
    Museum follows the extensive history of the fleet in Hampton Roads. Free Admission. Seasonal Family Programming.
    One Waterside Drive Ste 248 Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 322-2987
  46. Hermitage Museum and Gardens
    Historic home with art galleries, gardens, woodlands and wetlands. Art classes, family programming, camps and more in the newly renovated Visual Arts Studio!
    7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505
    (757) 423-2052
  47. Hermitage Museum and Gardens Visual Arts School
    Art classes, family programming, camps and more in the newly renovated Visual Arts Studio, which includes expanded ceramics space and a digital lab!

    Upcoming Classes include: Artful Play classes (14mos to 3 years), Introduction to Clay (8-12 years), and ceramics, painting, drawing, digital photography, basket weaving, living arrangements, creativity for mental health, and monthly programs.
    7701 North Shore Road, Norfolk VA 23505
    (757) 423-2052
  48. Hickory Ridge Farm
    You-pick strawberries, pumpkins, sunflowers, Farm market, Educational field trips, birthday parties. Local Produce and local honey. Farm animals and play area daily. Hayrides, barrel train and pony rides.

    Free seasonal activities include friendly farm animals to visit and feed, bounce houses, playhouses, sand piles and picnic tables.
    2928 S Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 560-6763
  49. HobbyTown Newport News-Yorktown
    Special Events, R/C Racing, Model Builds, Pokemon Club, and Camps for Kids.
    5007 Victory Blvd, F1 Yorktown, Virginia 23693-5606
    (757) 890-4515
  50. HobbyTown Virginia Beach
    Special Events, R/C Racing, Model Builds, Pokemon Club, and Camps for Kids.
    4000 Virginia Beach Blvd, Ste 196 Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 306-4760
  51. Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve
    Hiking trails and kayaking. Children's programs as scheduled. Free admission. Birthday Parties available.
    4510 Twin Pines Rd Portsmouth, VA 23703
    (757) 686-8684
  52. Home Depot Kids Workshops
    Free Hands-On Workshops for Kids ages 5-12. Registration is recommended, they often fill up!
    Locations throughout Hampton Roads, see website for the closest store.
  53. Hope Educational Farm
    Hope Educational Farm provides an experiential learning opportunities for children to develop joy in learning and healthy character traits through literacy, nature and social emotional learning techniques.

    Free reading-focused programs and summer camp programs available.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    757-749-8777
  54. Hunter House Victorian Museum
    The Hunter House Victorian Museum serves as a rich example of Victorian decorative arts and architecture. Guests are invited to meet the Hunters as they tour two floors of the home, which feature the Hunter family's collection of furniture, books, decorative objects, and more. Join us and transport yourself to the splendor and opulence of the Victorian Era! Storytime and special events for children and families are available.
    240 W Freemason St Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 623-9814
  55. Janaf Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes.
    Janaf Shopping Center 5900 E Virginia Bch Blvd # 124 Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 441-5660
  56. JEB Little Creek-Fort Story MWR
    Military families and DOD. Youth coed sports aged 5-16. Soccer, baseball/tee ball, basketball, cheerleading. Swimming Lessons. Pool and Water Park. Special events. Birthday Parties available. Contact information for School Liaison.
    JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 422-7714
  57. Jerrassic Park
    See our unique collection of dinosaur sculptures at the entrance to the Virginia Beach Airport and museum property. It’s a great place to bring your kids or grandchildren if they like dinosaurs! Jerrassic Park is Free to the public! Visit Jerrassic Park and win a prize for identifying all the dinosaurs! Free to children under 6, as well as grandfathers. Puzzle prizes will be awarded for $1 to all other ages. Solve the dinosaur puzzle to claim your grand prize!
    1341 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457
    (757) 721-7767
  58. Jewish Museum & Cultural Center
    Museum & Cultural Center honoring Jewish history in Hampton Roads. Tours by appointment.
    607 Effingham Street Portsmouth, VA 23707
    (757) 391-9266
  59. Kids Bowl Free Program
    This program allows for FREE Bowling for Kids over summer break (and sometimes beyond).
    Virginia Beach, VA
  60. Kids Bowl Free Program
    This program allows for FREE Bowling for Kids over summer break (and sometimes beyond).
    Hampton, VA
  61. KidsSkateFree
    Kids Skate Free at participating locations during designated times.
  62. Lake Meade Park
    A 69 acre park with the largest children's playground in the City, Kidszone Community Playground (Inclusive Playground), Howard Mast Tennis Complex (10 courts, 4 lighted), parking, a walking loop, a skateboard spot, picnic tables, and benches.
    201 Holly Lawn Parkway Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 514-7250
  63. Little Creek Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes.
    7853 Tarpon Place Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 441-1751
  64. Little England Chapel
    Free admission to the historic chapel that includes an exhibit on African-American religion.
    4100 Kecoughtan Road Hampton, VA 23669
    (757) 472-8001
  65. Lone Stars Lake Park
    Eleven lakes for freshwater fishing, nature trails, a playground, horse trail for horseback riding, archery range, model airplane flying field, a fishing and crabbing pier and more.
    401 Kings Highway Suffolk, VA 23432
    (757) 255-4308
  66. Lowe’s DIY Kids’ Workshops
    Free Hand-On Building Clinics for Kids. Registration is recommended, these do fill up!
    Locations throughout Hampton Roads, VA
  67. Lynnhaven Mall Indoor Play Area
    Indoor Interactive Play Area
    701 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    757-340-5636
  68. MacArthur Center
    Free Indoor Play Area inside MacArthur Center: The Play Port.
    Seasonal Free Family Programming. Movie theater, restaurants.
    Birthday party and special event space available in the Live 360 Studio.
    300 Monticello Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 627-6000
  69. MacArthur Memorial
    Memorial to General MacArthur and the millions of American men and women who served in the US Armed Forces from the Civil War through the Korean War.
    MacArthur Memorial, MacArthur Square 198 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 441-2965
  70. Mariners’ Museum Park
    Private Park open to the public. Includes Lake Maury & Noland Trail.
    100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
    (757) 596-2222
  71. Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes. Children's Indoor Play Area.
    111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503
    (757) 441-1750
  72. Meadowbrook Park
    Shaded playground for ages 2-12, fenced dog park, half basketball court.
    1625 W. Little Creek Road Norfolk VA
  73. Mermaids On Parade
    Beginning at Nauticus, three separate trails take you along the Elizabeth River past Waterside, to the heart of downtown or to the Chrysler Museum while telling local history from the perspective of the 26 Mermaid statues along the trail.
    One Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 664-4000
  74. Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes.
    4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 385-0150
  75. MKL Produce
    Sunflower patch, pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, corn stalks, squash, mums, & lots of other fresh produce! Kids play area FREE
    1737 S Battlefield Blvd Chesapeake, VA 23322
    757-274-9526
  76. Monitor-Merrimack Overlook- Historic Site
    Scene of the famous Battle of the Ironclads, the C.S.S. Virginia and the U.S.S. Monitor.
    Anderson Park 16th Street and Oak Avenue Newport News, VA 23607
    (757) 247-8523
  77. Monumental United Methodist Church
    Free Preschool music classes. Contact for additional information and schedule.
    450 Dinwiddie St Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 397-1297
  78. Morgan Memorial Library
    Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday and Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    443 West Washington Street Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 514-7323
  79. Moses Myers House
    Historic home. Free admission and guided tours.
    323 E. Freemason St Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 333-1087
  80. Nansemond County Courthouse
    Historical Courthouse built in 1840 and site of Suffolk Visitor's Center.
    524 North Main Street Suffolk VA 23434
    (757) 514-4130
  81. NAS Oceana & Dam Neck – Youth Athletics & MWR
    Military families. Youth coed sports aged 5-16. Soccer, baseball/tee ball, basketball, cheerleading, swim lessons. Water Park. Bowling. Child Care. Birthday parties available.
    NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach VA
    (757) 444-1007
  82. Naval Station Norfolk MWR
    Military Families - Activities through your local Morale, Welfare & Recreation Office. Youth athletics. Swim Lessons. Summer camp ages 5-12.
    Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk VA
    (757) 445-0996
  83. Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads MWR
    Military Families. Child Care including 24/7 option. Recreational events.
    Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Portsmouth, VA
  84. Newport News Fire Department
    Free fire station tours for ages 3 and up. Tours must be prearranged and dates approved.
    Newport News, VA
    757-975-5422
  85. Newport News Park
    Several Playgrounds. Outdoor Programs for all ages. Many free programs including nature exploration and seasonal hayrides. Home of Newport News Park Discovery Center.
    13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News VA 23603
    757-888-3333
  86. Newport News Police Museum
    This innovative approach to community policing provides a location where citizens can inquire about crime prevention topics, as well as obtain information about other community agencies. The center is fully staffed by volunteers, making it the first such facility in Virginia. It also houses many interesting items of police memorabilia.
    10188 Warwick Blvd Newport News, VA
    757-597-2847
  87. Newport News Public Library
    Several different storytimes available for children ages birth to age 5. Some programs do require registration.
    Various locations throughout Newport News, VA
    (757) 926-1350
  88. Norfolk Festevents
    Norfolk Festevents organizes special events, concerts, festivals and more in the City of Norfolk. Town Point Park has interactive water fountains the kids can play in. Many festival/events are free or low cost.
    Town Point Park and Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk VA
    (757) 441-2345
  89. Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House
    Historic home. Free admission and guided tours.
    601 E. Freemason St Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 664-6200
  90. Norfolk Police & Fire Rescue Museum
    History of police force and fire rescue in Norfolk. Free admission, donations are appreciated.
    401 E. Freemason St. Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 441-1526
  91. Norfolk Premium Outlets Playground
    Outdoor gated playground within the grounds of the Norfolk Premium Outlets.
    1600 Premium Outlets Blvd Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 673-6427
  92. Norfolk Public Library
    Free Library Programs and Services including storytimes, classes for all ages, and homework assistance.
    Various locations throughout Norfolk,VA
    (757) 664-7328 ext. 347
  93. Norfolk Southern Museum
    Over 180 years of railroad history. Free admission.
    3 Commercial Place, Ground Floor Norfolk, VA 23510
  94. North Suffolk Library
    Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday and Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road Suffolk, Virginia 23435
    (757) 514-7150
  95. Northampton Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    936 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23669
    (757) 825-4558
  96. Northside Park
    Public park with playground, picnic shelters, aquatic center, athletic fields/courts, skate park
    8445 Tidewater Dr. Norfolk, VA 23505
    (757) 441-5834
  97. Northside Skate Plaza
    Public Skate Park
    8401 Tidewater Drive Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 441-5835
  98. Northwest River Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with a playground, boating, fishing, hiking, putt-putt course, horse shoes, volleyball nets. Summer camps available at this location.
    1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 421-7151
  99. Oak Grove Lake Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with a fitness trail for walking, running, biking. Fishing platforms and a kids play area on site. Boating is not allowed at Oak Grove Park.
    409 Byron Street, Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 382-6411
  100. Ocean View Station Museum
    Local museum in Ocean View, Norfolk
    Pretlow Library 111 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503
    (757) 531-0445
  101. Oceanfront Area Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    700 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 385-2640
  102. On The Hill Gallery
    Art classes for all ages. Free summer art camps for kids through the Yorktown Arts Foundation.
    402 Main St., Yorktown, VA, 23690
    (757) 369 – 1108
  103. Operation Smile – Interactive Learning Center Programs
    Operation Smile Interactive Learning Center is open! Field trips can now be scheduled. As students experience the ILC, they’ll encounter real-world examples of the subject matter they learn in the classroom – including objectives as outlined in the Virginia Standards of Learning – and they’ll explore potential career opportunities. But, perhaps most importantly, they’ll build meaningful connections with Operation Smile’s patients and learn how to apply their knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others.

    Spring & Summer Camp Programs: The ILC Young Scholars program is a no-cost opportunity for students to learn through the vision of Operation Smile. Open to rising 7th and 8th graders.
    3641 Faculty Boulevard Virginia Beach VA 23453
    757-321-7645
  104. Park Place Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    620 West 29th Street Norfolk, VA 23508
    (757) 664-7330
  105. Peninsula Town Center Activities/Events
    Special events including concerts and holiday celebrations. During the summer months there are water fountains for the kids to play in at no cost.
    4410 Claiborne Square Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 838-1505
  106. Phoebus Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    1 South Mallory Street Hampton, VA 23663
    (757) 727-1149
  107. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
    Rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances. First Friday and Saturday Activities are Free and open to the public. Summer Camps available.
    420 High St, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
    (757) 393-8543
  108. Portsmouth Public Library
    Library events and programs for the entire family.
    Various locations throughout Portsmouth,VA
    (757) 393-8501
  109. Princess Anne Area Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    1444 Nimmo Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 385-2610
  110. Princess Anne County Training School Union Kempsville High School Museum
    First African American high school in Virginia Beach.
    5100 Cleveland Street Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 648-6006
  111. Reading Bus
    Storytime and learning opportunities within the mobile Virginia Beach Public School's Reading Bus for ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers.
    Various locations in Virginia Beach VA
    (757) 263-1450
  112. Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library
    Now open! A significant book collection of more than 30,000 popular and classic fiction and nonfiction titles, and other materials for all ages. Computer Lab with 24 computers, African American Collection, Meeting Room, Collaboration Room, Two Study Rooms, Teen Reading Area, Reading Patio, Children’s Library with a Playscape and KidZone, A 5000 Square Foot Nature Explorium, an outdoor classroom with active learning stations that will offer a way to connect learning, literacy, and an appreciation of nature as a regular part of a library visit for children and families.
    2350 Berkley Avenue Ext. Norfolk VA
    757) 823-4200
  113. Riverview Farm Park
    Home of Fantasy Farm Playground, picnic areas, soccer field, hiking trails.
    111 City Farm Road Newport News VA, 23602
    (757) 886-7912
  114. Sandy Bottom Nature Park
    Park with gardens, lake, wetland marshes, education and wildlife center with boating, fishing, camping and walking trails. Kayaks, paddleboats, canoes, and 14-foot jon boats available for rent. Birthday parties available.
    1255 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 825-4657 
  115. Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
    Historic train station and museum built in 1885. Free admission (donations accepted). Birthday parties available
    326 North Main Street Suffolk VA 23434
    (757) 923-4750
  116. SeeWhich Books
    Indie Bookshop in Phoebus with diverse titles, neurodiverse titles and a large kids section. Storytimes available as scheduled.
    15 S Hope Street Hampton, VA
    757-726-7117
  117. Sheriff Joe Baron Summer Camp
    Open to all Norfolk students, ages 9-14. There are 5 weeks of camp programming offered including a sports camp and day camp. Free!
    Camp Apasus 8420 Granby Street Norfolk VA
    (757) 441-1066
  118. Skiffe’s Creek Redoubt – Historical Site
    This site was part of the Skiffes Creek Line. It was built to defend the Confederate Mulberry Island-James River section during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862.
    22 Enterprise Drive Newport News, VA 23603
    (757) 247-8523
  119. Sleepy Hole Park
    Natural areas, trails, lake, children's play area.
    4700 Sleepy Hole Park Suffolk VA 23435
    (757) 514-7285
  120. Slover Library
    Slover Library carries over 130,000 books and other items available to borrow, hosts classes and events from genealogy to children’s programs, and provides access to leading-edge technology. Some of the different spaces you will find at Slover include:

    Playscape- a play area for children ages 0-2 filled with developmentally appropriate play equipment, KidZone for youth ages 3-6, Early literacy gaming computers and tablets, Children’s Art Studio, Children’s Programs, Reading Areas, Sound Studio, Study Rooms, Design Studio, Production Studio, Teen Zone — A casual environment with gaming, computers, and study rooms, YOUmedia Lab, Gaming Lounge, and Maker Studio in Selden Market.
    235 East Plume Street Norfolk VA 23510
    (757) 664-7323
  121. Spanish For Kids
    Offered occasionally - Free Children's Spanish Classes for kids in 3rd grade thru High School.
    Freedom Baptist Church 308 Centerville Turnpike, N. Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
    (757) 272-3705
  122. St Johns Episcopal
    Historical site in Chuckatuck Village.
    828 King's Hwy Suffolk VA 23432
    (757) 255-4168
  123. St. John’s Church
    Historic site. Free Museum Admission
    100 W. Queens Way Hampton, VA 23699
    (757) 722-2567
  124. Suffolk Public Library
    Free Library Programs and Services. Storytimes, Classes and Workshops available to the community. Homeschool classes and programs are available.
    Various locations throughout Suffolk,VA
    (757) 514-7323
  125. Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society
    Historical Society in the area of Suffolk, VA. Occasional historical-themed events and story times for kids.
    Phillips-Dawson House 137 Bank St Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 539-2781
  126. The Big Free Bookstore
    Books are available for all ages. Two books per person, per household (not all members of the household need to be present). Visit up to two times per week. Spread the word! A program of Reach Reads.
    The Big Free Bookstore JANAF Shopping Yard 5802 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 158 Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 627-4722
  127. The Elizabeth River Trail
    Scenic trail through areas of Norfolk with markers providing area history.
    Norfolk, VA
  128. Van Wyck Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    1368 DeBree Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517
    (757) 441-2844
  129. Victory Arch Historic Site
    A memorial to the men and women of the armed forces. Currently is used as the site of the Newport News annual Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies.
    25th Street & West Avenue Newport News, VA 23607
    (757) 247-8523
  130. Virginia Beach Farmers Market
    Year round special events for kids and families at the VB Farmers Market
    3640 Dam Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23453
    (757) 385-4395
  131. Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Special Events
    Special events held throughout the year. Many are family appropriate, open to the public and free of charge.
    Various locations throughout Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 498-0215
  132. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
    Classes, sports and activities for all ages. Many free special events open to the community. Summer Camps and Birthday parties available.

    Bayside, Bow Creek, Great Neck, Kempsville, and Princess Anne locations have an indoor play structure.
    Various locations throughout Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 385-1100
  133. Virginia Beach Public Library
    Free Programs and Library Services. Reservations are normally required for library programs.
    Various locations throughout Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 385-0150
  134. Virginia Legends Walk
    Virginia Legends Walk's purpose is to honor great Virginians, past and present, who have made significant contributions to our nation and the world.
    13th Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue Virginia Beach, VA
    757-615-0830
  135. Virginia MOCA
    The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art offers a variety of classes and camps for children and teens ages 2 -17. Campers exercise their imaginations and express themselves through art classes designed to challenge and inspire. Explore a wide variety of media including animation, clay, glass, painting, photography, and more! Homeschool Classes available. Preschool Art Classes available. Regularly scheduled Free Family Fest events. Free admission to the museum for Virginia residents.
    2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 425-0000
  136. Virginia Space Grant Consortium
    The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) program is an interactive online science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning experience for Virginia high school juniors and seniors, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research, focusing on the Earth’s responses to changes in climate, weather, and natural hazards, through interaction with scientists, engineers, and technologists.
    Professional Workforce Development Center 600 Butler Farm Rd Hampton, VA 23666
  137. Visit Suffolk Virginia
    City of Suffolk special events, festivals and more. Many are free.
    Suffolk, VA
  138. Warwick Court House- Historical Site
    Site of the 1810 courthouse and also the site of the recently restored 1884 Warwick Court House.
    1401 Old Courthouse Way Newport News, VA 23602
    (757) 247-8523
  139. Western Branch Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with playgrounds, basketball courts, pickleball courts, athletic fields and more.
    4437 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23323
    (757) 382-6411
  140. Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary
    The Sanctuary covers about eight acres of land in the western edge of the West Ghent neighborhood. It is open to the public from 9 AM on Saturday until 6 PM on Sunday (5 PM in the winter months).
    1501 Armistead Bridge Rd Norfolk, VA
    (757) 364-9406
  141. Williams Farm Park
    Williams Farm Park is a 36-acre community park located off Newtown Road between Diamond Springs and Newtown Elementary Schools with a public skate park area, the AARP Outdoor Fitness Park, open playing fields and more. ​​​​​​​​​
    5269 Learning Circle, Virginia Beach VA
    (757) 385-0400
  142. Willow Oaks Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    Willow Oaks Village Square 227 Fox Hill Road Hampton, VA 23669
    (757) 850-5114
  143. Windsor Woods Area Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    3612 South Plaza Trail Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 385-0150
  144. Yorktown Trolley
    Free Rides on the Yorktown Trolley - throughout the historic area, seasonally in Yorktown.
    Yorkown, VA
    757-890-5900
  145. Young’s Mill – Historic Site
    The earthworks located adjacent to this 1820 tide mill were the western anchor of Confederate Major General John B. Magruder's first line of defense during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign.
    13055 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23602
    (757) 247-8523