Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden "Adventures in Oz," opening March 19, features vignettes from the famous stories and a yellow brick road; parties March 20. The exhibit runs through May 8. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Science Museum of Virginia The IMAX film "Mystery of the Nile" opens with a showing March 18 at 11 a.m. Through September. Tickets are $8.50-$16. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

University of Richmond Museums "Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition, Part One" opens with a walk-through and reception at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art March 17, 6-7 p.m. Through April 10. 289-8276.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts An exhibition of mixed-media work by local teens opens with a reception March 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through April 6. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1573.


Agecroft Hall and Gardens Special events, tours and lectures are offered regularly. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Commonwealth and Community: The Jewish Experience in Virginia" and "Treasures of the Collection" are on permanent display. 1109 W. Franklin St. 353-2668.

Black History Museum "Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years of Integration," through April 24. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.

Children's Museum of Richmond Art and science exhibits designed for a younger perspective, with events and weekly programs. 2626 W. Broad St. Call 474-2667 or visit www.c-mor.org.

Historic Jackson Ward Museum The museum focuses on the history of black Richmond and one of 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. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 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 March 26. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

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

Museum of the Confederacy "The Confederate Navy" runs through December. 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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. 2129 Pump House Road. 560-8772.

Science Museum of Virginia The IMAX film "Forces of Nature" shows through March 18. "Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure" plays at the Ethyl IMAX Dome through May 20. "Bones: An Exhibit Inside You" runs through May 15. Also, the planetary exhibition "Gas Giants" runs through June 12. Tickets are $15.50-$16. The museum also offers programs, lectures and classes for children and adults. 2500 W. Broad St. Call 864-1400 or visit www.smv.org.

University of Richmond Museums At the Lora Robins Gallery of Design From Nature, "Bonnie Prince Charles and the Royal House of Stuart, 1688-1788: Works of Art From the Drambuie Collection," through May 7; and "Silent Spring: Andy Warhol's 'Endangered Species' and 'Vanishing Animals,'" through July 30. At the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, "Rococo to Revolution: European Prints of the 18th Century," through May 7. Also "Bland to Brilliant: Fluorescent Rocks From the Permanent Collection," an exhibit of light-reactive rocks, is on permanent display. 289-8276.

Valentine Richmond History Center "Toys and the End of the Century," through February; "Serving Richmond, Reaching the World: Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross," a rotation of the "Discovering Collections, Making Connections" exhibit, through September; 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 The museum offers special programs, exhibits and lectures on the history and science of flight. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622 or 358-4901.

Virginia Historical Society "American Visions of Liberty and Freedom" explores the evolving shape of these ideas throughout America's history through May 30. Also, "Children of Hope: African-American Childhood in Virginia," through July 10, "Virginians on 'Time,'" through August, and "Virginia's Colonial Dynasties," through Nov. 27. 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 "Selections: 20th Century Latin American Art in the VMFA Collection," through April 17. 200 N. Boulevard. 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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