Upcoming Programs

Planetarium | Native American Constellations

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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2:00pm-2:30pm |  Theme: Native American Constellations

Did you know that stars are used as a clan symbol in some Native American cultures such as the Ottawa who’s Star Clan is Anang?  Join us in the planetarium to learn more about the cultural relevance of constellations. Afterward, create a constellation medallion to take home!

Cost is $5 with museum admission or membership.

popUP makeshop | Counting Kitchen

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Counting Kitchen

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience.  Learn how simple fractions are used in cooking through choosing measuring cups and spoons and identifying how the different sizes result in less or more of an ingredient. We will put our new knowledge into practice by measuring out pet treat kits to take home or give to a friend!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

$5 Admission Thursday

Thursday, July 27, 2017

5dollar-thursday-icon2Admission is reduced to $5 all day on Thursdays, June - August 2017!

Summer Spectacular programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June - August 25th, 2017! See full schedule and details >

 

 

Amazing Me!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Amazing Me is a dedicated evening event in partnership with the Center for Pediatric Therapies for children of varying special needs, their families, and friends to come and experience Amazement Square Children’s Museum, whether for their first time or 100th, in a safe space atmosphere. Learn more >

Great Artists | Tessellation Tapestries

Friday, July 28, 2017

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Friday, July 28, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: Tessellation Tapestries

Come discover great art around the world!  Tessellations, or tiling, has been used throughout history by Ancient Sumerians and Romans and more recently in the pop culture art movement.  Create your own unique tessellation on a tapestry to take home with you.

This program is free with admission or membership. 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | July 31-August 4

Monday, July 31, 2017

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Travel through time with some of the world's greatest influencers.  Investigate famous inventions in history, learn from the successes and mistakes of historic inventors, build your own unique creations, and be inspired!

Learn More >

 

 

Planetarium | Pretty Planets

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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2:00pm-2:30pm |  Theme: Pretty Planets

Each planet’s unique atmospheric composition produces a different hue. As we investigate the planets of our solar system in our planetarium you will learn about their atmospheres. Then you’ll combine art and science by creating a planet of your own using a marbling technique.

Cost is $5 with museum admission or membership.

popUP makeshop | Creating Compasses

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Creating Compasses

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience.  In keeping with our summer Museum Math Madness programming, we will be investigating compasses.  Not the kind that gets you places, but the kind that helps you in geometry.  Use common materials to create a compass and use it to draw circular masterpiece!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

$5 Admission Thursday

Thursday, August 03, 2017

5dollar-thursday-icon2Admission is reduced to $5 all day on Thursdays, June - August 2017!

Summer Spectacular programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June - August 25th, 2017! See full schedule and details >

 

 

Great Artists | Color Wheel Clockwork

Friday, August 04, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Color Wheel Clockwork

Come discover great art around the world!  Investigate the color wheel, color mixing, and clocks throughout history in this Great Artists program.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | August 7-11

Monday, August 07, 2017

wondercamp-tinker August 7-11 | Egyptology

Become an archaeologist for a week!  Explore ancient Egyptian art, games, and architecture.  From mummies to obelisks, this camp will teach you all about life and death on the Nile.

Learn More >

 

 

Planetarium | Discovering Jupiter

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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2:00pm-2:30pm | Theme: Discovering Jupiter

The largest planet of the solar system is calling to you! Find out about the huge storms on this gas giant and meet a few members of its family of moons in our planetarium. Then, recreate Jupiter’s storm while learning about the science of mixtures and solutions. 

Cost is $5 with museum admission or membership.

popUP makeshop | Measuring Madness

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Measuring Madness

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience.  We are learning how to use fractions in the kitchen for this popUP Makeshop!  Learn how to calculate simple fractions as you make slime to take home.

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

$5 Admission Thursday

Thursday, August 10, 2017

5dollar-thursday-icon2Admission is reduced to $5 all day on Thursdays, June - August 2017!

Summer Spectacular programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June - August 25th, 2017! See full schedule and details >

 

 

Great Artists | Multiply That Masterpiece!

Friday, August 11, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Multiply That Masterpiece!

This week, in Great Artists, investigate multiplication uses in the art world.  Examine repetition, a principal of design that appears in many Pop Art works, as well as scale, which allows artists to increase or decrease their work size while keeping proportions!

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

Family Fun Night

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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4:00 pm to 7:00 PM

Family Fun Night is a once-monthly event when museum admission is reduced to $3 (from $9). Family Fun Night takes place from 4 PM until 7 PM on the second Saturday of every month and is open to the general public.

Planetarium | Science and Culture in the Stars

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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2:00pm-2:30pm | Theme: Science and Culture in the Stars

Not all constellations are visible from Lynchburg at all times of the year. Discover the science behind the stars we see at night by examining how our view is affected by hemisphere and seasons. Then examine the cultural impact of constellations through astrology. Finally, build your own constellation with toothpicks and marshmallows, and learn your astrological sign! 

Cost is $5 with museum admission or membership.

popUP makeshop | Creating Compasses

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: Creating Compasses

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience.  In keeping with our summer Museum Math Madness programming, we will be investigating compasses.  Not the kind that gets you places, but the kind that helps you in geometry.  Use common materials to create a compass and use it to draw circular masterpiece!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

$5 Admission Thursday

Thursday, August 17, 2017

5dollar-thursday-icon2Admission is reduced to $5 all day on Thursdays, June - August 2017!

Summer Spectacular programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June - August 25th, 2017! See full schedule and details >

 

 

Great Artists | Color Wheel Clockwork

Friday, August 18, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Color Wheel Clockwork

Come discover great art around the world!  Investigate the color wheel, color mixing, and clocks throughout history in this Great Artists program.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival & Art Contest

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 | 10AM – 2PM

This event will be held rain or shine.  Come enjoy live music, food trucks, and activities at Amazement Square’s Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival & Art Contest!  Register >

Festival is Free & Open to the Public!

Additional activities will be stationed inside the museum and will require museum admission or membership. $3 admission to the museum all day today! 

popUP makeshop | Measuring Madness

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Measuring Madness

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience.  We are learning how to use fractions in the kitchen for this popUP Makeshop!  Learn how to calculate simple fractions as you make slime to take home.

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

$5 Admission Thursday

Thursday, August 24, 2017

5dollar-thursday-icon2Admission is reduced to $5 all day on Thursdays, June - August 2017!

Summer Spectacular programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June - August 25th, 2017! See full schedule and details >

 

 

Great Artists | Multiply That Masterpiece!

Friday, August 25, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Multiply That Masterpiece!

This week, in Great Artists, investigate multiplication uses in the art world.  Examine repetition, a principal of design that appears in many Pop Art works, as well as scale, which allows artists to increase or decrease their work size while keeping proportions!

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Friday, September 01, 2017

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Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Saturday, September 02, 2017

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Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

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Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Monday, September 04, 2017

spiffup-event

Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

spiffup-event

Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

spiffup-event

Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

spiffup-event

Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Friday, September 08, 2017

spiffup-event

Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

spiffup-event

Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

spiffup-event

Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Closed for September Spiff-Up!

Monday, September 11, 2017

spiffup-event

Museum Closed August 28 - September 11!

The museum will be CLOSED while we deep clean every inch of the building and tackle some big projects! See you on the 12th!

 

 

 

Great Artists | Kokeshi Dolls

Friday, September 15, 2017

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Friday, September 15, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: Kokeshi Dolls

This month, in Great Artists, learn about a traditional Japanese folk art that originated in the rural northeastern regions of Japan approximately 200 years ago. Woodworking artists used hand-turned lathes and scrap pieces of wood left over from making furniture and household utensils to create inexpensive toys. Learn more and detail your own "Kokeshi doll" in the month of September.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

popUP makeshop | Disassembling Electronics

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Disassembling Electronics

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience. This week we will get elbow-deep into electronics….literally! Join us as we open up different machines and appliances and learn what's inside! Maybe we will even figure out how they work!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership.

Amazing Mile Children’s Run at 6:00pm – (museum closed during the day)

Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

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 an event for every skill level including a 1 mile run, a 1/2 mile run, and a 1/4 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 Here >

NOTE: Amazement Square will be closed during normal operating hours September 22 in preparation for the Amazing Mile.

Great Artists | Kokeshi Dolls

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Friday, September 22, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: Kokeshi Dolls

This month, in Great Artists, learn about a traditional Japanese folk art that originated in the rural northeastern regions of Japan approximately 200 years ago. Woodworking artists used hand-turned lathes and scrap pieces of wood left over from making furniture and household utensils to create inexpensive toys. Learn more and detail your own "Kokeshi doll" in the month of September.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

popUP makeshop | Disassembling Electronics

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, pop-up-makeshopiconSeptember 27, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: Disassembling Electronics

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience. This week we will get elbow-deep into electronics….literally! Join us as we open up different machines and appliances and learn what's inside! Maybe we will even figure out how they work!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership.

Great Artists | Kokeshi Dolls

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Friday, September 29, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: Kokeshi Dolls

This month, in Great Artists, learn about a traditional Japanese folk art that originated in the rural northeastern regions of Japan approximately 200 years ago. Woodworking artists used hand-turned lathes and scrap pieces of wood left over from making furniture and household utensils to create inexpensive toys. Learn more and detail your own "Kokeshi doll" in the month of September.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

Family Fun Night

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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4:00 pm to 7:00 PM

Family Fun Night is a once-monthly event when museum admission is reduced to $3 (from $9). Family Fun Night takes place from 4 PM until 7 PM on the second Saturday of every month and is open to the general public.

Family Fun Night

Saturday, November 11, 2017

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4:00 pm to 7:00 PM

Family Fun Night is a once-monthly event when museum admission is reduced to $3 (from $9). Family Fun Night takes place from 4 PM until 7 PM on the second Saturday of every month and is open to the general public.

Family Fun Night

Saturday, December 09, 2017

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4:00 pm to 7:00 PM

Family Fun Night is a once-monthly event when museum admission is reduced to $3 (from $9). Family Fun Night takes place from 4 PM until 7 PM on the second Saturday of every month and is open to the general public.

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