UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >

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Kid Friendly Arts & Culture in Roanoke, VA

Kid Friendly Arts & Culture in Virginia's Blue Ridge

There are many ways for kids to experience and enjoy the local arts & culture scene in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Local museums and organizations feature kid-friendly programming, activities, and events that introduce children to the arts in creative, exciting ways.

Performing arts groups and theaters host kid-friendly shows and performances throughout the year, and many feature talented local children from the community as performers. Check the calendar for the Virginia Children's Theatre and Mill Mountain Theatre to learn more about about upcoming performances! 

There are also things to do with your kid that can make for special memories as part of a family vacation, such as creating a piece of art together at a local studio or museum. All Fired Up and Glazed Bisque-It are local pottery studios, and the Taubman Museum's Art Venture experience is a great activity for kids.

You can take a look at our special calendar about Featured Exhibits at local art galleries and museums to find out about subjects that might interest your young artist! We have a large selection of art galleries and museums in the region, including many kid friendly museums.

If you prefer your arts & culture with a side of popcorn, catch a flick at one of our local movie theaters in the region: Grandin Theatre, Buchanan Theatre, and Westlake Cinema.

Check out the following information below to learn more about kid-friendly ways to take part in the arts & culture of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

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