OpeningBlack History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia "Black Renaissance: Celebrating African-American Arts, Traditions and Community," an exhibition of works by 40 different African-American artists. Opens with reception July 27 and runs through Oct. 6. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.
Science Museum of Virginia "The Spirit of 1608," a re-creation of the historic boat used by John Smith, made from trees knocked down by Hurricane Isabel. Runs through Aug. 5. Museum admission $9-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Agecroft Hall and Gardens "Deeds and Misdeeds," an exhibit of original documents from the 13th century onward, runs through October. This imported British manor house offers special events and lectures regularly. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar The center's permanent flagship exhibit "In the Cause of Liberty" runs through the end of time. 490 Tredegar St. 780-1865.
Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Minding the Store: Richmond's Jewish Merchants" and "Answering the Call: Prayer, Patriotism, Service & Sacrifice" are continuing exhibitions. "Commonwealth and Community: The Jewish Experience in Virginia" is on permanent display. 1109 W. Franklin St. Call 353-2668 or visit www.bethahabah.org.
Black History Museum & Cultural Center The history of Richmond's black culture told through artifacts, lectures and programs. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.
Canal Boat Cruises Tour the Canal Walk in a covered boat in Richmond's River District. Hours of operation vary. Tickets are $4-$5. 649-2800
Children's Museum of Richmond Art and science exhibits designed for a younger perspective, with events and weekly programs. Lunchtime entertainment every Wednesday, with artists, performers and special guests, through Aug. 29. Also, CMoR Playhouse Presents, every Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is $6-$7. 2626 W. Broad St. Call 474-2667 or visit www.c-mor.org.
Haunts of Richmond The museum of Richmond's haunted history leads walking tours, Friday-Saturday at 9 p.m. Admission is $14.99. 11 N. 18th St. 343-3700.
Henricus Historical Park "Henricus Comes Alive" features a program of re-enactors and activities. 706-1340.
Historic Jackson Ward Museum The museum focuses on the history of black Richmond and one of its most famous areas. 502 N. Third St. 343-1825.
John Marshall House The restored Federal-style home of the former chief justice of the United States offers tours and exhibits. $4-$6. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden "A Colonial Plant Conversation: Trans-Atlantic Plant Exchanges" in the north wing of the conservatory. More than 30 acres of gardens, changing seasonal displays, numerous events, a Children's Garden and a bird-watching trail. Admission is $6-$10. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.
Library of Virginia "Myth & Memory: Understanding 400 Years of Virginia History," an exhibition looking at centennial events, runs through Dec. 15. Books, lectures and art displays can be explored through tours or with a library card. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.
Maymont Park "In Service and Beyond: Domestic Work and Life in a Gilded Age Mansion" on permanent display in the Maymont House. The Maymont Foundation offers numerous programs, tours and events for children and adults. 1700 Hampton St. For more information, call 358-7166 or visit www.maymont.org.
Museum of the Confederacy Artifacts and information on the Civil War and the antebellum South. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier A 422-acre Civil War campus with high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. 6125 Boydton Plank Road in Petersburg. 861-2408, ext. 606.
Science Museum of Virginia "Savage Ancient Seas," which features more than 50 prehistoric marine skeletons, runs through Sept. 3. The museum also offers programs, lectures and classes for children and adults. Admission is $9-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. Call 864-1400 or visit www.smv.org.
Scotchtown The 18th-century home of Dolley Madison and Patrick Henry is open for guided tours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. 648-1889.
Siege Museum "A City Endured: Civil War Photographs of Petersburg," photography by Alexander Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan and the Matthew Brady studio, on permanent display. 15 W. Bank St. in Petersburg. 733-2427.
Valentine Richmond History Center A collection of Richmond's cultural artifacts, with bus and walking tours offered every Sunday. Admission is $7-$10. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.
Virginia Aviation Museum "Forces of Flight" is a collection of interactive exhibits on the science of flight. The museum offers special programs, exhibits and lectures on the history and science of flight. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.
Virginia Center for Architecture Tours, lectures, and hands-on demonstrations exploring architecture, design and related topics. Admission to the center is free (suggested donation $5). Special events range from $5 to $10. 2501 Monument Ave. Call 644-3041 or visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org.
Virginia Fire and Police Museum The city's oldest police and fire station, Steamer Company No. 5, is home to Gallery5 and antique fire-fighting equipment. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.
Virginia Historical Society Recently discovered Robert E. Lee papers have been added to the museum's collection. "Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings" runs through Sept. 3. "Virginians at Work" and "The Virginia Manufactory of Arms Collection" on long-term display. "The Episcopal Church in Virginia, 1607-2007," an exhibit highlighting the social concerns and institutions of the church, runs through Jan. 13, 2008. 428 N. Boulevard. 342-9647.
Virginia Holocaust Museum "Liberation!" follows the course of World War II during the period of Europe's liberation, telling the stories of several Richmonders who witnessed that side of the war. "Exodus" exhibits the 1947 attempt to land thousands of Holocaust survivors in Palestine and the eventual creation of Israel. At the museum art gallery, G. Roy Levin's Holocaust paintings are on display. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.
Virginia House Photography exhibit detailing the design and building of Virginia House, home of Alexander and Virginia Weddell. Permanent exhibit. 4301 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms. 353-4251.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "An Enduring Legacy: Paintings Acquired Through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art" runs through fall 2008. "Great British Watercolors From the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art," including pieces by J.M.W. Turner, John Constable and William Blake, runs through Sept. 30. Also, modern and classical art, plus rotating exhibits and social events. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.
Virginia War Memorial The memorial honors Virginia's men and women who have fought in previous wars. Also, frequent musical performances and lectures. Free admission. 621 S. Belvidere St. 786-2060.
Wilton House Museum "Redefining Ryland: A Portrait of the Virginia Gentry" and "With Every Season" feature photographs and displays that explore the construction of the building at World's End and its relocation to Richmond, as well as the story of the Randolph family. Also, "Keeping Cool in Colonial and Federal Virginia," discover how colonial Virginians survived without air conditioning, window screens and bug spray, through Sept. 2. Tours available Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $2.50-$10. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936.