Virginia Aviation Museum Two World War II bombers, the last B-29 in flying condition and one of the last B-24s, come to the museum Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 for tours and flights. Admission is $5-$10 and $400 for a spin in the B-24. 5701 Huntsman Road. For more information, call 236-3622.


Agecroft Hall and Gardens "Gloriana: Elizabeth I (1533-1603)," an exhibition detailing the life and reign of the queen, features 14 reproduction portraits painted throughout her life. Through Jan. 2. Special events, tours and lectures are offered regularly. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Beth Ahabah: One Hundred Years on Franklin Street," through Aug. 31. "Commonwealth and Community: The Jewish Experience in Virginia" and "Treasures of the Collection" are on permanent display. 1109 W. Franklin St. 353-2668.

Children's Museum of Richmond In association with the James River Days Photography Show, an exhibition of photographs of the James River taken by children aged 9 to 18 shows through Sept. The "Dinosaurs of China" exhibit details the life and times of dinosaurs in the east, featuring fossils, dinosaur eggs and a dig pit for hands-on activities. Through Sept. 6. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-2667 or visit

Historic Jackson Ward Museum The museum focuses on the history of black Richmond and the history of one if its most famous areas. 502 N. Third St. 343-1825.

John Marshall House Restored Federal-style home of the former chief justice of the United States. An exhibit of Canton and French porcelain is on display through Sept. 12. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden "Butterflies Live!" in the Conservatory's North Wing, runs through Oct. 31. More than 30 acres of gardens, changing seasonal displays, numerous events and a bird-watching trail. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Library of Virginia "Working Out Her Destiny: Women's History in Virginia, 1600-2004" runs through Mar. 26, 2005. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Maymont The Maymont Foundation offers numerous programs, tours and events for children and adults. For more information call 358-7166 or visit 1700 Hampton St.

Museum of the Confederacy Artifacts and information on the Civil War and the antebellum South. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.

Pump House The 1883 Gothic structure in Byrd Park opens for tours the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. 2129 Pump House Road. 560-8772.

Science Museum of Virginia IMAX films: "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure" and "Space Station" (through Sept. 12) and "NASCAR: The IMAX Experience" (through Sept. 17). 2500 W. Broad St. The Museum also offers programs, lectures and classes for children and adults. Call 864-1400 or visit

University of Richmond Museums At the Marsh Art Gallery are four exhibits: the Semi-Annual Student Exhibition, through Sept. 17; "Visions from the Soul: Woodcuts by Hans Friedrich Grohs" and "Cuba Plastica: Recent Art from Cuba," through Oct. 8; "Martha MacLeish: Wall Constructions," through Dec. 12. At the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, "Men at Work: Stories of People at Their Jobs in America" and "'In Praise of Folly' by Desiderius Erasmus: Wood Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg" show through Dec. 5. At the Lora Robins Gallery of Design, "Cheers! Drinking Glasses from the Permanent Collection" is on display through July 10, 2005. 289-8276.

Valentine Richmond History Center "Spotlight: The Conrad Wise Chapman Collection, Rare Cook Photographs, Dollhouses" focuses on Civil War art, photographs of Richmond from the late 19th through mid-20th century and a variety of dollhouses. Through Sept. 16. Plus "Curators at Work," through December, "Discovering Collections, Making Connections," through Feb., and the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio on permanent display. Bus and walking tours offered every Sunday. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Virginia Aviation Museum "Lindbergh's Return to Richmond," a part of the touring "Lindbergh" exhibition, features memorabilia and airplanes from Lindbergh's life. Through Sept. 26. Tickets are $5.50. 5701 Huntsman Road. The museum also offers special programs, exhibits and lectures. For more information, call 236-3622 or 358-4901.

Virginia Historical Society The touring exhibition "Lindbergh," a collection of memorabilia from the life of the aviator, runs through Sept. 26. "Pivotal Presidential Elections, 1789-1968: The Allen Frey Collection," through Jan. 3. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Virginia Holocaust Museum "Liberation!" follows the course of World War II during the period of Europe's liberation, telling the stories of several Richmonders who witnessed that side of the war. "Exodus" exhibits the 1947 attempt to land thousands of Holocaust survivors in Palestine and the eventual creation of Israel. Permanent exhibit. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

Virginia House Photography exhibit detailing design and building of Virginia House, home of Alexander and Virginia Weddell. Permanent exhibit. 4301 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms. 353-4251.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Some galleries closed for construction. 2800 Grove Ave. 340-1400.

Wilton House Museum "Circa 1753: The History of Wilton House" features photographs and displays that explore the construction of the building at World's End and its relocation to Richmond, as well as the story of the Randolph family. Tours available Tuesday-Sunday. 215 S. Wilton Road.


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