Annual Museum Events
Museum After Dark
February 24, 2017
Why should kids have all the fun? This adults only night at Amazement Square, welcomes those age 21 and older to embrace their inner child while enjoying food and refreshments, exploring the museum and participating in fun and innovative programming. The night features food from local restaurants, beer and wine tastings, and other entertainment. Experience the museum in a whole new way while raising money to support the museums exhibitions and educational programs!! Learn More >
Easter Celebration & Spring Festival
April 15, 2017
Come on down for Amazement Square’s annual Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival! Learn More >
Star Wars Day
May 6, 2017
At a children’s museum not very far away, children of all ages will harness the force as they train to achieve the title of Jedi Knight. Full of exciting Star Wars games, crafts, and challenges, you can travel to the stars without ever leaving planet Earth! Learn More >
Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival
Come enjoy live music, food trucks, and activities at Amazement Square’s annual Chalk Festival and Chalk Art Contest! Transform the downtown parking lot into an open-air gallery lined with colorful works of chalk art at the Chalk Art Contest! Learn More >
Amazing Mile Children’s Run
September 29, 2017
The Amazing Mile Children’s Run invites area youth ages 13 and under to get up and get moving in downtown Lynchburg! Held in conjunction with the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler, this regional favorite offers and an event for every skill level including a one-mile run, a half-mile run, and a quarter-mile run. Each year family members and community spectators head downtown to support the children’s run and take part in the Virginia 10 Miler Family Festival held at Amazement Square and the surrounding area between Jefferson Street and the James River! Learn More Today!
Ugly Bug Ball
October 27, 2017
The Ugly Bug Ball is the Museum’s biggest fundraiser each year promising our guests an unforgettable evening in costume! The evening is hosted by 40 regional Celebrity Hosts inviting our guests to spend a night dancing to a live band, enjoying a catered dinner, and performances not soon to be forgotten. The Ugly Bug Ball raises funds to fulfill the Museum’s mission of providing hands-on learning to children and adults of all backgrounds and abilities. Learn More >
Children’s Holiday Festival
December 9, 2017
The Children’s Holiday Festival is Amazement Square’s most magical family special event. The magic, twinkle and tradition of this holiday event bring families and friends back year after year to enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, and unique holiday performances! The whole family is invited to celebrate the holidays and enjoy the magic of the season!
New Years at Noon
December 31, 2017
Guests join us on December 31 to welcome in the new year at the strike of noon! This family-friendly event allows even our youngest friends to celebrate the excitement of a new year, through traditional New Years activities and crafts. Toast to the New Year with milk and cookies, dance party, and even set off bubble wrap fireworks. The event will culminate with our bug drop!