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The Pigeon Comes To Portsmouth: A Mo Willems EXHIBIT

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Pigeon Comes to Portsmouth: A Mo Willems exhibit is inspired by the art and characters of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems. Visitors are invited into the imagination, whimsy, and humor of Mo Willems. Many familiar characters will be featured, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and […]

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Black History Now – Art Is Revolutionary

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 904 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, VA

In 2024 the arts take center stage, as Black History Now! showcases some of the area’s most successful Black artists, filmmakers, musicians, and changemakers. Meet the artists who made history in Portsmouth through this historic collection of memories and artifacts, highlighting the impact of Hampton Roads' and Portsmouth’s artists. Visit our Art is Revolutionary exhibit, […]

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Black History Now at the Children’s Museum

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Discover African American scientists and their significant contributions during the month of February. Their profiles will be featured throughout the museum and experiments related to their work will be highlighted in S.T.E.M. Studio each weekend.

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Blow Up II – Inflatable Contemporary Art

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

BLOW UPII: Inflatable Contemporary Artexplores the medium of inflatable art with figurative, conceptual,and abstractimagery. Theselarge-scaleinflatable sculptures, conceived by nine artistsand art collectives,connote fun and whimsy,are familiar yet strange,and challenge the definition of art. Here, in an unusual feat, artists use air as an active tool in their work to subvert our perspectiveand surprise us. Inflatables […]

$3.00

Black History Month Story Time

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 904 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, VA

Let your child's imagination soar with the African American Historical Society of Portsmouth and newscasters from WVEC 13News Now as we celebrate Black History Month by reading to your children. Open to children K-3rd Grade. Every child will receive a free book!

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Women’s History Month

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Honor the Trailblazers that came before us during the month of March. Discover their talents by participating in weekend activities that may include S.T.E.M. activities, crafts, stories, special guests, and more. Included with admission.

Daffodil Blooming Day

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center 607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Daffodil Project aspires to build a worldwide Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million Daffodils in memory of the children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today. During the Holocaust, one and a half million children were senselessly murdered in Nazi-occupied Europe. No-one […]

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Second Saturdays

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Mark your calendars! Join Andalo on the second Saturday of each month for new themes, activities, and adventures.

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Special Needs Sundays

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Join us on select Sundays for children with special needs and their families to visit the museum in a less overwhelming environment. The museum hopes to alleviate any stress by providing a special date and time for them to enjoy the museum through adapted programs and exhibits as well as a reduced number of visitors. […]

Lecture Series – The Material Jewish Presence in American Presidential Campaigning

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center 607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, VA

Arthur Z. Steinberg Lecture Series presents: Dr. Eric Mazur “Upon Your Heart and Upon Your Head...” The Material Jewish Presence in American Presidential Campaigning Eric Michael Mazur (Ph.D., is the Gloria & David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies, professor of religious studies, and the Religion, Law, & Politics Fellow of the Robert Nusbaum Center at […]

$15.00

Lecture Series – Abraham Mordecai – The “Dark-Eyed Jew” of Alabama

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center 607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, VA

Arthur Z. Steinberg Lecture Series presents: Dr. Amy K. Milligan Abraham Mordecai: "The Dark-Eyed Jew" of Alabama Dr. Amy K. Milligan is the Batten Endowed AssociateProfessor of Jewish Studies and Women’s and Gender Studiesand the director of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at Old Dominion University. She is an ethnographer and folklorist […]

$15.00

Bunny Hop 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth Museums Foundation is pleased to announce that our annual Bunny Hop 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 and will benefit the Children’s Museum of Virginia! Enjoy a flat, fast, picturesque course along the Portsmouth waterfront. After the 5K, join us at the Atlantic Union […]