Fun for Kids and Families

Page archived as of October 8, 2019

Kid's Activities in Historic Alexandria

Some events are free; for others, visit purchase tickets online at The Alexandria Shop.

Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing activity
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum • Included in museum admission

Families hunt for the answers to win a prize.

Exhibit: Uncovering the Waterfront
Alexandria Archaeology Museum • Free

Learn about exciting discoveries that have shed new light on the city’s early maritime history. Test your archaeology skills with hands-on activities related to the 18th and early 19th-century ships and wharves, and find out how archaeologists uncover Alexandria’s past.  

Story Time for Little Historians
Every 1st Saturday • 11:30 a.m.
Alexandria Black History Museum • $3 per person

All ages welcome, but stories and crafts most suitable for children 3-6 years old.

Her Story: Women in Action for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies 
March 9 • 3 — 4:15 p.m. 
Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum • $6 per person 

Celebrate women and learn about issues important to women and girls in your community at this special event. Daisies, Brownies, and their accompanying adults can participate in hands-on activities, talk with a panel of Girl Scouts to discover how scouting empowered them, and add their own future goals to a timeline of Juliette Gordon Low’s story.

Mad Science!
March 10 • 1 — 4:30 p.m.
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum • $6 per person, groups welcome

What do super heroes, crazy animals, and explosions have in common? A mad scientist probably made them! This 45-minute program features historic medicines with surprising side effects and a mad scientist bringing to life some crazy concoctions and the science behind them. Includes tour and activities.