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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, VA, USA

10 AM - 5 PM


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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is Full of Inspiration, Beauty, and Even Yummy Treats!

My children love to visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It is such a great activity for sweltering, hot summer days, rainy days, or burning energy during the coldest winter days!  To keep my children engaged, I print one of the scavenger hunts on the museum's website. The scavenger hunts are free and can be found under "visit" -- "for families" -- "resource backpack." The hunts my children loved best are: Shape Hunt and Build It!  We often use the guiding questions on the scavenger hunts to help us learn more and make even more discoveries about various art pieces.

After my children find all the items from the hunt and explore a bit, we head down to the cafe for well-deserved treats for my Mini Monets!  The cafe sells pastry items, as well as lunch items, sodas, juice, coffee, and tea. We love to enjoy our delicious treats in the sculpture garden. There are many tables and chairs in shaded areas. Additionally, my children love the "River Steps," as they named them, a set of stairs with water looping through. We also usually bring art supplies, like paints, paintbrushes, and blank canvases to create our own masterpieces in this gorgeous space.

Because of the expansive size of the museum, it never feels crowded. We tend to park on the street in front of the church, or garage parking is $6. There are clean bathrooms at the museum's entrance. The entire museum is stroller-friendly and has elevators that can accommodate large strollers.  


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Lindsay Garrison
Lindsay Garrison is a Richmond, Virginia based mom to two young children. A graduate of Chesterfield Schools and Randolph-Macon College, Lindsay is proud to call Richmond home. In the years prior to planning activities and outings with her own children, she was a French teacher. During her tenure she earned accolades for her creative teaching style and ability to connect with her students. She now applies the skills she learned when she was planning student trips to France, to her own family adventures. She can’t wait to take her own children to France one day!
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