For kids who love culture, the Virginia Kids Trail offers creativity for all ages. Here you’ll find museums, music and even Shakespeare.
Virginia Kids Trail Offers Creativity with Art
Is your child artistically inclined? In that case, sign up for a program at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley or the Barns at Rose Hill.
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley: MSV offers youth programs that expand artistic creativity while reflecting the museum’s exhibits. For instance, elementary and middle school students can create at the Youth Summer Art Studio. The younger set will enjoy Tiny Tales Story Time. There’s also a monthly art club for teenagers. Just click here for the schedule. And be sure to check out MSV’s Makerspace which offers hands-on STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).
Barns of Rose Hill: This multi-purpose community and arts center has live music, art exhibits, and film screenings. Besides these events, BRH works with local artists to offer free student art workshops. Here middle and high school students can learn from a working artist and ask questions about a career in art.
Creativity with Music
If music is important to your child, then enjoy a concert or popular musical at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival or the Shenandoah Valley Music Theatre.
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival: Families will especially enjoy the July 20th concert with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of man’s walk on the moon. NASA space footage and the nighttime sky provide the backdrop for this amazing performance.
Shenandoah Valley Music Theatre: The classic Mel Brook’s movie “Young Frankenstein” takes to the stage July 11-21. And families with younger children as well as those with sensory processing disabilities will enjoy a “relaxed performance” of “The Sound of Music” on July 30th.
Creativity with Drama
Do you have a budding actor in your family? The Shenandoah Valley is home to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton. Included this season is a delightful adaptation of A Midsummer’s Night Dream with a special “sensory friendly” performance on August 10th. The Center welcomes children ages 7 and up.
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