Richmond Metro Zoo

"Home to more than 2000 animals representing over 190 species from around the world            including many endangered animals such as tapirs, cheetahs, rhinos, tigers, and orangutans.Visit a herd of giraffes up close, and let these gentle giants eat right out of your hand!   One of the few zoos to offer this unique experience.Immerse yourself in the budgie aviary and see hundreds of colorful birds as they fly down to perch on your head, arms, and shoulders.Hop aboard the Safari Train and ride into  the African Savannah.  Get up close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided tour.Open year-round, Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m" (From their website)


Science Museum of Virginia

"The Science Museum of Virginia is a catalyst for inspiration, a place that sparks curiosity and generates ideas. Through hundreds of experiential exhibits, awe-inspiring artifacts and interactive technologies, the Museum presents dynamic programming to hundreds of thousands of guests each year. The Museum features permanent exhibitions about space, health, electricity, and the earth—to name a few—and they host visiting exhibitions from around the world. The new permanent exhibition Boost! has quickly become a visitor favorite. The Dome theater, at 76 feet, is the largest screen in Virginia and provides guests with the ultimate immersive experience." (From their website)


Maymont Children's Barn and Nature Center

"Maymont was given to all of us by James Henry and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 through 1925. They wanted Maymont to be preserved so that new generations could enjoy it as much as they did. It’s a special place where the man-made elegance of art and architecture is surrounded by the natural beauty of plants, animals, water and paths. Whether strolling through the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters play, petting a goat or picnicking on the lawn, Maymont is a gift of 100 acres given for all to enjoy. Explore the Maymont Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center." (From their website)



Short Pump Town Center Train Ride

 "EXPERIENCE over 140 unique shops, restaurants and entertainment […] Enjoy quality time with your children at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and our indoor & outdoor play areas or treat them to a ride aboard the Short Pump Express.  Share a meal with friends and family at one of our fine restaurants like Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery or grab a bite to eat at any of our quick services restaurants before seeing a show at the Funny Bone Comedy Club.  There is so much to do and see at Short Pump Town Center.  We are just minutes from Downtown Richmond or enjoy a few days with us and stay at our award winning Hyatt House hotel located in the middle of fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment." (From their website)



Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Butterflies Live

"Recognized as one of the top gardens in the U.S., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was voted #4 in USA Today's 10 Best Public Gardens contest. With year-round beauty on 50 acres, the Garden also offers great dining, shopping, exhibits and events. Explore more than dozen themed areas including a glass Conservatory, interactive Children’s Garden with accessible Tree House, Asian Valley, Wetland Garden teeming with wildlife and Rose Garden. The Garden is conveniently located to major interstates." (From their website)


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