Upcoming Programs

Great Artists | Animation

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Friday, May 26, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: South Korea - Animation

Great Artists in May is inspired by our current traveling exhibition Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea! Animation is a constantly growing field in South Korea.  Join us in this program that talks about common South Korean animations and build your own character.

This program is free with museum admission or membership.

 

popUP makeshop | Buk – drum

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: South Korea - Buk

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience. This month we will be focusing on South Korea in honor of our new traveling exhibition Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea.  Buk is the generic Korean word for drum, but it also refers to a traditional drum that is barrel shaped!  Join us for this program to learn more about drums and make your own Korean Buk.

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

 

Great Artists | Tangram Transitions

Friday, June 02, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Tangram Transitions

This month, in Great Artists, we are combining math and art.  Tangram is a puzzle game that consists of seven pieces, or tans.  These seven pieces fit together as a square but can be rearranged to create other shapes. There are at least 6,500 different configurations. Can you use these puzzle pieces to create a person, animal,  or shape?

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

popUP makeshop | Monster Maker Math

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Monster Maker Math

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience. Play the Monster Maker Math game to determine how many legs, eyes, tails, and other features your monster creation will have.  Once you have your formula, show us your maker skills by creating the craziest monster you have ever seen!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Museum After Dark | Middle School Edition: Apps Alive!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Friday, June 09, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Middle School Museum After Dark: Apps Alive!

Celebrate the end of the school year with this special edition of Museum After Dark exclusively for rising 6th - 8th graders. Learn more >

 

Great Artists | One-Point Perspective

Friday, June 09, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: One-Point Perspective

This month, in Great Artists, we are combining math and art.  Using perspective allows for artists to transform a flat surface into a space with depth.  Learn about horizon lines, angles, and vanishing lines as you create your own perspective masterpiece!

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

Family Fun Night

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

4:00 PM - 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.

 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | June 12-16

Monday, June 12, 2017

wondercamp-space-June 12-16 | Sci-Fi Camp

Science and Fiction merge in this camp designed to thrill and inspire young space enthusiasts.  Campers will explore activities based on popular science-fiction, investigate the wonders of space in our planetarium, engineer space craft, and much more!

Learn More >

 

 

 

popUP makeshop | Flying Fractions

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Flying Fractions

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience.  Join us to create a Korean Yeon kite. Pay tribute to Korean culture and learn and utilize math in the process by creating a design based on proper fractions.

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Great Artists | Tangram Transitions

Friday, June 16, 2017

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Friday, June 16, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: Tangram Transitions

This month, in Great Artists, we are combining math and art.  Tangram is a puzzle game that consists of seven pieces, or tans.  These seven pieces fit together as a square but can be rearranged to create other shapes. There are at least 6,500 different configurations. Can you use these puzzle pieces to create a person, animal,  or shape?

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

CLOSED for FATHER’S DAY

Sunday, June 18, 2017

father'sday-iconAmazement Square will be CLOSED for Father's Day, Sunday, June 18th, 2017. We will reopen for normal operating hours on Tuesday, June 20th.

 

 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | June 19-23

Monday, June 19, 2017

wondercamp-occupationsJune 19-23 | Dino Days

Calling all future paleontologists!  Join us as we investigate dinosaurs.  From fossil excavations to dinosaur inspired art and games, you will be sure to have a ROARing good time! 

Learn More >

 

 

popUP makeshop | Monster Maker Math

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: Monster Maker Math

Popping up near you, its Amazement Square's popUP Makeshop, our mobile tinkering experience. Play the Monster Maker Math game to determine how many legs, eyes, tails, and other features your monster creation will have.  Once you have your formula, show us your maker skills by creating the craziest monster you have ever seen!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Great Artists | One-Point Perspective

Friday, June 23, 2017

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4:00 PM | Theme: One-Point Perspective

This month, in Great Artists, we are combining math and art.  Using perspective allows for artists to transform a flat surface into a space with depth.  Learn about horizon lines, angles, and vanishing lines as you create your own perspective masterpiece!

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | June 26-30

Monday, June 26, 2017

wondercamp-whodone-June 26-30 | Cirque du Square

Your children will jump for joy when they join us for Cirque du Square!  You may even do a cartwheel when you see all the fun they're having!  Every child will express themselves by developing part of our act to be performed under the big top!

Learn More >

 

 

Great Artists | Tangram Transitions

Friday, June 30, 2017

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Friday, June 30, 2017

4:00 PM | Theme: Tangram Transitions

This month, in Great Artists, we are combining math and art.  Tangram is a puzzle game that consists of seven pieces, or tans.  These seven pieces fit together as a square but can be rearranged to create other shapes. There are at least 6,500 different configurations. Can you use these puzzle pieces to create a person, animal,  or shape?

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

 

CLOSED for JULY 4TH

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

july4th-iconAmazement Square will be CLOSED for Independence Day | Tuesday, July 4th. We will reopen for normal operating hours on Wednesday, July 5th!

 

 

 

Family Fun Night

Saturday, July 08, 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.

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | July 10-14

Monday, July 10, 2017

wondercamp-bestofJuly 10-14 | Dragons, Duels, and Damsels

Fantasy comes to life as every prince and princess builds dragon puppets, contructs catapults,  jousts in duels, and saves the citizens in this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) based camp.

Learn More >

 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | July 17-21

Monday, July 17, 2017

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July 17-21 | Earth Day, Every Day

Join us in celebrating Earth Day every day!  You will learn ways to protect the Earth by making a worm farm, constructing a wind turbine, and growing produce in our urban garden.  Register today; your planet needs you!

Learn More >

 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | July 31-August 4

Monday, July 31, 2017

wondercamp-soundJuly 31-August 4 | Be Inspired!

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 >

 

 

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 >

 

 

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.

Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival & Art Contest

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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This event will be held rain or shine.  In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Amazement Square's warehouse located directly beside the museum. Come enjoy live music, food trucks, and activities at Amazement Square’s annual Chalk Festival and Chalk Art Contest!  Learn more >

Free & Open to the Public!

Additional activities will be stationed inside the museum and will require museum admission or 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.

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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