This week’s Buzz Kids options include outdoor and indoor activities that combine learning with fun.
At Virginia Discovery MuseumThere’s still time for students ages 4 and older to sign up for Winter Traditions Around the World, a virtual STEAM series that dives into the different ways in which people celebrate the holidays. The programs begin at 3 p.m. Fridays from Dec. 4 through 18.
It’s a chance to learn about Iceland’s Yule Cat and Mexico’s Night of the Radishes, among other festive traditions. The series is $60 per family; supplies are $30 per child.
StoryZoom is a weekly virtual storytime at 10:30 a.m. Mondays. It’s free, and it’s fine to drop in. No registration is required. A webcam is not needed, but you must have a device with an internet connection.
Get more information and register at vadm.org.
At MonticelloThe Family Scavenger Hunt, available all day, gives children and families a chance to use their smartphones to complete challenges and learn more about President Thomas Jefferson.
The Saunders-Monticello Trail offers an opportunity to stretch your legs and drink in some time in a hardwood forest. The 4-mile trek offers a 5% grade, so it’s manageable for walkers, cyclists and folks using wheelchairs.
It’s not too soon to start making plans with your family for a mix of online and in-person holiday events, which will begin with the Virtual Wreath Workshop on Dec. 1 and Private Holiday Evening Tours starting on Dec. 11.
Get all the details about Monticello’s offerings at monticello.org.