Wool Days - Frontier Culture Museum
Staunton, April 15-18, 10am-3pm

The museum will shear sheep using traditional hand shears at 11:00 and 2:00 at either the English farm yard or at the 1850 American farm barn yard. There is a good chance we will shear a third sheep at 10:00 most days. Visitors will have the opportunity to try many activities during Wool Days such as: try weaving on the Irish farm, have the opportunity to card and spin wool on the 1820 American farm, help sort wool and scour wool at the English farm, process flax on the German farm, touch flax, wool, and sheep.



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OOPS!  The Centerfold Locator Map of the Spring 2015 edition of the Virginia Field Trips Guide has the wrong web address for the Children's Museum of Virginia.

Find them at:  www.childrensmuseumva.com.





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The Science of Spring (Break)! - Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, April 4, 9:30am-5pm
Dig up the dirt on Wicked Plants with some special activities! Conduct experiments with dehydrated plants, make leaf rubbings and handcraft seed balls in our Challenge Lab. Learn the science behind climate change with our Science on a Sphere® and rock out with a “beetbox” and apple piano! Don’t miss your chance to dissect plants and get the scoop about vermiculture this spring break!
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Explore the Universe Day - Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC, April 11, 10am-3pm
Understand how different cultures see the sky. Learn about telescopes and do some daytime observations (weather permitting).
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Celebrate Earth Day - Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, April 18
The Virginia Living Museum celebrates Earth Day with special activities for our animals and guests Saturday, April 18. Observe the animals as they receive toys, treats and other enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors. The red wolves and coyotes may devour ice treats, while the raccoons may search for treats in a basket full of newspapers. See raptor programs in the amphitheater.
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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Weekend
Portsmouth, April 24-25
Meet members from the Class of 2015 and collect autographs from them! Also, buy sports cards and memorabilia from participating dealers.
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ALICE (in wonderland) - The Washington Ballet
Washington, DC, May 6-10 and May 16-17, 2015
ALICE (in wonderland) was an instant hit when it premiered in 2012. A work of rich and impressive creativity that is full of whimsical charm and a feeling for the absurd, the visual splendor and imaginative choreography of TWB’s production was highly popular with adults as well as children. ALICE (in wonderland) is, without a doubt, one of the most famous and enduring children’s classics. Join Alice as she stumbles into adventure, following a time-obsessed rabbit into a wonderland where everything is illogical. She has a series of marvelous adventures with the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and other strange creatures.
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