Upcoming Programs

Art Expeditions | French Impressionists

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

4:00 PM | Theme: French Impressionists

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, we’ll be exploring and celebrating a different culture and creating inspired artwork. This spring we will be touring the European Continent. 

This week in Art Expedition take a trip to France and explore the Musée d'Orsay! We will be studying French Impressionist painters from the 19th century and creating inspired works!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Learn more about Art Expeditions and our other Museum Programs here!

World of Wonders | Growing Gardeners

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

10:30 AM | Theme: Flower Making

Join us in World of Wonders where early learners focus on learning through inquiry, exploration, and PLAY! Each week we will read a story, learn a new sign in sign language, and explore materials in a hands on activity connecting to the theme of the month. This month’s theme is "Growing Gardeners".

Budding botanists will learn the life cycle of plants from seed to sprout. We will even take an inside look at flowers to investigate what makes up the parts of a plant, and make our own models of flowers all in the month of May!

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

Art Expeditions | Spain: Pablo Picasso

Friday, June 01, 2018

Friday, June 1st, 2018

4:00 PM | Theme: Pablo Picasso

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, we’ll be exploring and celebrating a different culture and creating inspired artwork. Throughout spring we will be touring the European Continent. 

This week in Art Expeditions we will be journeying to Spain to meet Pablo Picasso and create cubist inspired artwork!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Learn more about Art Expeditions and our other Museum Programs here!

STEAMpowered Workshop | Pop-Up Cardmaking

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Activity: Pop-Up Cardmaking

STEAMpowered workshops provide participants with unique and personalized instruction while strengthening necessary STEAM skills. (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.) This month, create a 3D Father's Day Card as you learn how to master techniques used to create popup books! Learn more>

This program is $5.00 per child.

Museum admission is not included in this workshop.  Please check-in at Amazement Square's new Genworth Education Center (27 9th Street, Downtown Lynchburg).

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | June 4-8

Monday, June 04, 2018

wondercamp-bestofJune 4-8 | Ancient Adventures

Do you want to travel through time? Become a time traveling archaeologist and explore civilizations dating as far back as 4,000 years!  Campers will learn about ancient methods of writing, art, and architecture!

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World of Wonders | Rain, Rain Don’t Go Away!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

10:30 AM | Theme: Wonderful Water - Rain, Rain Don't Go Away!

Join us in World of Wonders where early learners focus on learning through inquiry, exploration, and PLAY! Each week we will read a story, learn a new sign in sign language, and explore materials in a hands on activity connecting to the theme of the month. June's theme is "Wonderful Water".

Dive into World of Wonders this month as we explore the oceans and the water cycle! We will be making waves and learning how water makes weather.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

Art Expeditions | Greek Vases

Friday, June 08, 2018

Friday, June 8th, 2018

4:00 PM | Theme: Greek Vases

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, we’ll be exploring and celebrating a different culture and creating inspired artwork. Throughout spring we will be touring the European Continent. 

Travel with us to Greece as we learn about Greek pottery and create our own!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Learn more about Art Expeditions and our other Museum Programs here!

Family Fun Night

Saturday, June 09, 2018

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Family Fun Night is a once-monthly event when museum admission is reduced to $3 (from $9.75). 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 11-15

Monday, June 11, 2018

wondercamp-soundJune 11-15 | Astronaut Training

Calling all space enthusiasts!  Join us as we explore our solar system and universe to learn what it takes to be an astronaut.

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World of Wonders | Wave Science

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

10:30 AM | Theme: Earth Painting

Join us in World of Wonders where early learners focus on learning through inquiry, exploration, and PLAY! Each week we will read a story, learn a new sign in sign language, and explore materials in a hands on activity connecting to the theme of the month. June's theme is "Wonderful Water".

Dive into World of Wonders this month as we explore the oceans and the water cycle! We will be making waves and learning how water makes weather.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

Art Expeditions | Spain: Pablo Picasso

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018

4:00 PM | Theme: Pablo Picasso

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, we’ll be exploring and celebrating a different culture and creating inspired artwork. Throughout spring we will be touring the European Continent. 

This week in Art Expeditions we will be journeying to Spain to meet Pablo Picasso and create cubist inspired artwork!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Learn more about Art Expeditions and our other Museum Programs here!

CLOSED for FATHER’S DAY

Sunday, June 17, 2018

father'sday-iconAmazement Square will be CLOSED for Father's Day, Sunday, June 17th, 2017. We will reopen for normal operating hours on Tuesday, June 19th.

 

 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | June 18-22

Monday, June 18, 2018

wondercamp-occupationsJune 18-22 | Going West!

Build your own covered wagon, make “bump-along butter”, learn about the Lakota people, craft pioneer toys, and play 19th Century games in our “Going West” camp.  Join us for this engaging, STEAM+H (history) camp as we venture along the Oregon Trail!

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World of Wonders | Rain, Rain Don’t Go Away!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

10:30 AM | Theme: Wonderful Water - Rain, Rain Don't Go Away!

Join us in World of Wonders where early learners focus on learning through inquiry, exploration, and PLAY! Each week we will read a story, learn a new sign in sign language, and explore materials in a hands on activity connecting to the theme of the month. June's theme is "Wonderful Water".

Dive into World of Wonders this month as we explore the oceans and the water cycle! We will be making waves and learning how water makes weather.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

Art Expeditions | Greek Vases

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

4:00 PM | Theme: Greek Vases

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, we’ll be exploring and celebrating a different culture and creating inspired artwork. Throughout spring we will be touring the European Continent. 

Travel with us to Greece as we learn about Greek pottery and create our own!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Learn more about Art Expeditions and our other Museum Programs here!

Mindfulness in the Museum

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Join us in our new Genworth Education Center for Mindfulness in the Museum as we take time to pause and breathe.

 

Summer can be a busy time for children even with school being out. Join us for Mindfulness in the Museum as we slow down and bring awareness to the present moment. We will engage our senses as we make aromatherapy play dough, and learn how to use it at home as a tool for calming ourselves. Children and their caregivers are invited to try some mindful movement (otherwise known as yoga!), practice breathing techniques, and leave feeling recharged!

Children: $5.00
Adults free!

Museum admission is not included. Pre-registration is required.  Pre-register here >

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | June 25-29

Monday, June 25, 2018

wondercamp-tinker June 25-29 | Superhero Training

Does your child have a hidden identity as a superhero? Enroll them in Superhero Training camp as we discover our individual superpowers, design and make superhero costumes, and prepare to combat the villains of Lynchburg!

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World of Wonders | Wave Science

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

10:30 AM | Theme: Earth Painting

Join us in World of Wonders where early learners focus on learning through inquiry, exploration, and PLAY! Each week we will read a story, learn a new sign in sign language, and explore materials in a hands on activity connecting to the theme of the month. June's theme is "Wonderful Water".

Dive into World of Wonders this month as we explore the oceans and the water cycle! We will be making waves and learning how water makes weather.

This program is free with museum admission or membership. 

Art Expeditions | Spain: Pablo Picasso

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29th, 2018

4:00 PM | Theme: Pablo Picasso

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, we’ll be exploring and celebrating a different culture and creating inspired artwork. Throughout spring we will be touring the European Continent. 

This week in Art Expeditions we will be journeying to Spain to meet Pablo Picasso and create cubist inspired artwork!

This program is free with museum admission or museum membership. 

Learn more about Art Expeditions and our other Museum Programs here!

CLOSED for JULY 4TH

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

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

 

 

 

STEAMpowered Workshop | Cartesian Divers

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Activity: Cartesian Divers

STEAMpowered workshops provide a creative space to make something unique while learning essential 21st century skills.  This month, learn how fish swim so well while learning about density and buoyancy as you create a cartesian diver! Register Today! >

This program is $5.00 per child. 

Museum admission is not included in this workshop.  Please check-in at Amazement Square's new Genworth Education Center (27 9th Street, Downtown Lynchburg).

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | July 9-13

Monday, July 09, 2018

IMG_0002-roadtripJuly 9-13 | Under the Sea

Make a splash and dive deep into the oceans of our beautiful blue planet! Campers will learn about sea creatures, the coral reef ecosystem, and famous sunken treasures!

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Family Fun Night

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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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 $9.75). 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 16-20

Monday, July 16, 2018

wondercamp-space-July 16-20 | Robotics Camp

Come tinker with us and learn all about robotics! We will use the engineering design process to design and create robots using state-of-the-art technology like Cubelets, Little Bits, and other interactive materials.

Learn More >

 

 

 

WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | July 23-27

Monday, July 23, 2018

wondercamp-whodone-July 23-27 | Mad Science

Is it magic? No it’s science! As certified Amazing Scientists your child will conduct hands on experiments that bubble and burst with fun! This week is packed with activities for kids who love conducting science experiments.

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WonderCamp & WonderCamp Jr. | July 30-August 3

Monday, July 30, 2018

July 30-August 3 | Digging for Dinosaurs

Dig into a week of prehistoric discovery! Budding paleontologists get to take a close-up look at those fierce creatures who roamed the earth hundreds of millions of years ago.

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STEAMpowered Workshop | Balloon Cars

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Activity: Balloon Cars

STEAMpowered workshops provide a creative space to make something unique while learning essential 21st century skills. This month, discover how to build a balloon powered car out of recycables that runs like the wind! Register Today! >

This program is $5.00 per child. 

Museum admission is not included in this workshop.  Please check-in at Amazement Square's new Genworth Education Center (27 9th Street, Downtown Lynchburg).

 

WonderCamp Jr: Half Day Camp – August 6-10

Monday, August 06, 2018

WonderCamp Jr: Half Day Camp - August 6-10

Nature Watch

Join us this week as we explore the natural world through play! Using nature and our senses as our guides, we will get up close with dirt, flowers, trees, and even a creature or two! Campers will get to make art from natural materials, investigate how things grow, and so much more.

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Family Fun Night

Saturday, August 11, 2018

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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 $9.75). 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 Jr: Half Day Camp – August 13-17

Monday, August 13, 2018

WonderCamp Jr: Half Day Camp - August 13-17

Mini Makers

Empower your child's inner "maker"! We will be giving the "maker movement" a whole new meaning as young campers make moving robots, tinker with toys, and even design their own inventions with repurposed materials.

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WonderCamp Jr: Half Day Camp – August 20-24

Monday, August 20, 2018

WonderCamp Jr: Half Day Camp - August 20-24

Move to the Beat

Move, groove, sing, and play with us in a jam-packed week of music and dance! Campers will explore pitch, tone, and rhythm, make instruments of their own, and end the week with a musical performance.

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

Friday, September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018

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 28 in preparation for the Amazing Mile.

Family Fun Night

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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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 $9.75). 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 10, 2018

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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 $9.75). 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 08, 2018

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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 $9.75). 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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