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31 07 2012 TUESDAY LESSON 684 FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY up a levelTipitaka network … his life, his acts, his words sabbe satta bhavantu sukhi-tatta TIPITAKA TIPITAKA AND TWELVE DIVISIONS Brief historical background Sutta Pitaka Vinaya Pitaka Abhidhamma Pitaka Twelve Divisions of Buddhist Canons Nine Divisions of Buddhist Canons Sutta Piṭaka — The basket of discourses —Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta (DN 22) {excerpt} - all infobubbles— Attendance on awareness —Kāyānupassanā F. Navasivathika Pabba F. Section on the nine charnel grounds F. II. Vedanānupassanā II. Observation of Vedanā - III. Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை கூர்ந்து கவனித்தல் Dhammapada Dhammapada Verse 280 Padhanakammikatissatthera Vatthu-The Lazy Miss The Path ALL ABOUT AWAKEN ONES WITH AWARENESS USA Virginia • Ekoji Buddhist Temple, Fairfax Station
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Dhammapada Dhammapada Verse 280 Padhanakammikatissatthera Vatthu-The Lazy Miss The Path

ALL ABOUT AWAKEN ONES WITH AWARENESS USA
Virginia
    •    Ekoji Buddhist Temple, Fairfax Station



DN 22 - (D ii 290)

Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta

— Attendance on awareness —
[ mahā+satipaṭṭhāna ]

This sutta is widely considered as a the main reference for meditation practice.




Note: infobubbles on all Pali words


Pāḷi



Uddesa

I. Kāyānupassanā


   A. Ānāpāna Pabba
   B. Iriyāpatha Pabba
   C. Sampajāna Pabba
   D. Paṭikūlamanasikāra Pabba
   E. Dhātumanasikāra Pabba
   F. Navasivathika Pabba

II. Vedanānupassanā

III. Cittānupassanā

IV. Dhammānupassanā


   A. Nīvaraṇa Pabba
   B. Khandha Pabba
   C. Āyatana Pabba
   D. Bojjhaṅga Pabba



English



Introduction

I. Observation of Kāya


   A. Section on ānāpāna
   B. Section on postures
   C. Section on sampajañña
   D. Section on repulsiveness
   E. Section on the Elements
   F. Section on the nine charnel grounds

II. Observation of Vedanā

III. Observation of Citta

IV. Observation of Dhammas


   A. Section on the Nīvaraṇas
   B. Section on the Khandhas
   C. Section on the Sense Spheres
   D. Section on the Bojjhaṅgas

III. Cittānupassanā

Kathaṃ ca pana, bhikkhave, bhikkhu citte cittānupassī viharati?


III. Observation of Citta

And furthermore, bhikkhus, how does a bhikkhu dwell observing citta in citta?

Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu sa·rāgaṃ cittaṃsa·rāgaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, vīta·rāgaṃ cittaṃvīta·rāgaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, sa·dosaṃ cittaṃsa·dosaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, vīta·dosaṃ cittaṃvīta·dosaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, sa·mohaṃ cittaṃsa·mohaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, vīta·mohaṃ cittaṃvīta·mohaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, saṅkhittaṃ cittaṃsaṅkhittaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, vikkhittaṃ cittaṃvikkhittaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, mahaggataṃ cittaṃmahaggataṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, a·mahaggataṃ cittaṃa·mahaggataṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, sa·uttaraṃ cittaṃsa·uttaraṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, an·uttaraṃ cittaṃan·uttaraṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, samāhitaṃ cittaṃsamāhitaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, a·samāhitaṃ cittaṃa·samāhitaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, vimuttaṃ cittaṃvimuttaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti, a·vimuttaṃ cittaṃa·vimuttaṃ cittaṃti pajānāti.

Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu understands citta with rāga as “citta with rāga“, or he understands citta without rāga as “citta without rāga“, or he understands citta with dosa as “citta with dosa“, or he understands citta without dosa as “citta without dosa“, or he understands citta with moha as “citta with moha“, or he understands citta without moha as “citta without moha“, or he understands a collected citta as “a collected citta“, or he understands a scattered citta as “a scattered citta“, or he understands an expanded citta as “an expanded citta“, or he understands an unexpanded citta as “an unexpanded citta“, or he understands a surpassable citta as “a surpassable citta“, or he understands an unsurpassable citta as “an unsurpassable citta“, or he understands a concentrated citta as “a concentrated citta“, or he understands an unconcentrated citta as “an unconcentrated citta“, or he understands a liberated citta as “a liberated citta“, or he understands an unliberated citta as “an unliberated citta“.

Iti ajjhattaṃ citte cittānupassī viharati, bahiddhā citte cittānupassī viharati, ajjhatta-bahiddhā citte cittānupassī viharati; samudaya-dhamm·ānupassī cittasmiṃ viharati, vaya-dhamm·ānupassī cittasmiṃ viharati, samudaya-vaya-dhamm·ānupassī cittasmiṃ viharati; ‘atthi cittaṃti pan·assa sati paccupaṭṭhitā hoti, yāvadeva ñāṇa·mattāya paṭissati·mattāya, a·nissito ca viharati, na ca kiñci loke upādiyati. Evam·pi kho, bhikkhave, bhikkhu citte cittānupassī viharati.

Thus he dwells observing citta in citta internally, or he dwells observing citta in citta externally, or he dwells observing citta in citta internally and externally; he dwells observing the samudaya of phenomena in citta, or he dwells observing the passing away of phenomena in citta, or he dwells observing the samudaya and passing away of phenomena in citta; or else, [realizing:] “this is citta!” sati is present in him, just to the extent of mere ñāṇa and mere paṭissati, he dwells detached, and does not cling to anything in the world. Thus, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu dwells observing citta in citta.


தமிழ்


III. Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை கூர்ந்து கவனித்தல்

மற்றும் இப்போது எவ்வாறு பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை in Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து  கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார்?

மற்றும் இப்போது எவ்வாறு பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை rāga  ஆர்வ வேட்கையை ” Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை rāga ஆர்வ வேட்கையாக” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை rāga ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றதை, “Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை rāga ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றது” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது

Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “dosa வெறுப்பு ஆர்வ வேட்கையை Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  dosa வெறுப்பு ஆர்வ வேட்கையாக” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,”Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை dosa வெறுப்பு ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றதை, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை dosa வெறுப்பு ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றது” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், அல்லது Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை moha  மருட்சி  ஆர்வ வேட்கையை “Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  moha மருட்சி ஆர்வ வேட்கை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,”Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை moha மருட்சி ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றதை, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை moha மருட்சி ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றது” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், அல்லது ஒரு சேர்த்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு சேர்த்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,  ஒரு சிதறலான
Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு சிதறலான Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது ஒரு விரிவாக்கம் செய்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு விரிவாக்கம் செய்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,  ஒரு விரிவாக்கம் செய்யாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு விரிவாக்கம் செய்யாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது ஒரு மிக மேற்பட்ட Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு மிக மேற்பட்ட Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,  ஒரு  மிக மேற்படாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு மிக மேற்படாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது ஒரு திண்மையான Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு திண்மையான Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,  ஒரு திண்மையற்ற Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு திண்மையற்ற  Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது ஒரு விடுதலை செய்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு விடுதலை செய்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,  ஒரு விடுதலை செய்யாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை  “ஒரு விடுதலை செய்யாத  Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்.

இவ்வாறு அவர்  Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை in Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து  கவனித்து  வாசம் செய்கிரார், அல்லது அதனுடைய அகநிலையை in Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் வெளியே கூர்ந்த கவனித்து  வாசம் செய்கிரார்;samudaya of phenomena புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க தோற்றம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து  கவனித்து  வாசம் செய்கிரார், புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க கழிதல் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து  கவனித்து  வாசம் செய்கிரார், samudaya and passing away of phenomena புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க தோற்றம் மற்றும் கழிதல் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து  கவனித்து  வாசம் செய்கிரார், இல்லாவிடில் “இது  citta  அகநிலை” என உணர்ந்து,  sati விழிப்பு நிலை அவருக்குள் வந்திருக்கிறது, சும்மா வெறும் ñāṇa  ஓர்அளவு ஞானம் மற்றும் ஓர்அளவு paṭissati என எண்ணி பற்றறு வாசம் செய்கிரார். மற்றும் உலகத்தில் சிறிதளவாவது பற்றிக்கொள்ளாது,அவ்வாறாக பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை in Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து  கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார்.

Verse 280. The Lazy Miss The Path

Though time to strive, not striving,
while young and strong yet indeed,
weak-minded and irresolute:
one finds not wisdom’s way.

Explanation: If an individual does not make
an effort even at a time when exertion is due, if a person is lethargic
even when he is young and strong; if a person suppresses the wholesome
thoughts that arise in his mind, if he is lazy, he will not find the path
to wisdom.


Dhammapada Verse 280
Padhanakammikatissatthera Vatthu

Utthana kalamhi anutthahano
yuva bali Alasiyam upeto
samsanna sankappamano kusito
pannaya maggam alaso na vindati.

Verse 280: The idler who does not strive when he should be striving, who
though young and strong is given to idleness, whose thoughts are weak and
wandering, will not attain Magga Insight which can only be perceived by wisdom.


The Story of Thera Tissa the Idle One

While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (280) of
this book, with reference to Tissa, a lazy bhikkhu.

Once, five hundred young men were admitted into the Order by the Buddha in
Savatthi. After receiving a subject of meditation from the Buddha, all the new
bhikkhus except one went to the forest to practise meditation. They practised
zealously and vigilantly so that in due course all of them attained arahatship.
When they returned to the monastery to pay homage to him, the Buddha was very
pleased and satisfied with their achievement. Bhikkhu Tissa who stayed behind
did not try hard and therefore achieved nothing.

When Tissa found that the relationship between the Buddha and those bhikkhus
was very cordial and intimate, he felt rather neglected, and regretted that he
had wasted all that time. So he resolved to practise meditation throughout the
night. As he was walking in meditation on that night, he slipped and broke a
thigh bone. Other bhikkhus hearing his cry went to help him. On hearing about
the above incident the Buddha said, “Bhikkhus, one who does not strive
when he should be striving but idle away his time will not attain mental
absorption (jhana) and Magga Insight.”

Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:

Verse 280: The idler who does not strive when he
should be striving, who though young and strong is given to idleness,
whose thoughts are weak and wandering, will not attain Magga Insight
which can only be perceived by wisdom.

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Obon Festival 2012 – Ekoji Buddhist Temple, Fairfax Station, VA – Saturday, July 14, 2012…

Obon Festival 2012

Obon Festival 2012

Obon Festival 2012

Obon Festival 2012

DC Metro Filipino-American Group

Ekoji Buddhist Temple is celebrating its
31st Obon Festival on Saturday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. with a full-evening
of activities including traditional Japanese folk dancing, a memorial
candle ceremony, children’s games and a taiko performance by Nen Daiko.
Obon, or Bon, is a time of remembrance for our parents, grandparents and
those who have come before us; it is a time to express our gratitude
for all they have done for us, and for the interconnectedness of our
lives.

The first video shows a group dance. I
participated last year at the one in Ekoji. Sure I looked terrible but
it was a lot of fun with friends. The second video shows the taiko drum
performance they do every year. The last video


THE PENNY-WISE MONKEY

[30]

O

NCE upon a time the king of a large and rich country
gathered together his army to take a far-away little country.

[Illustration]

The king and his soldiers marched all morning long
and then went into camp in the forest.

When they fed the horses they gave them some peas to eat.
One of the Monkeys living in the forest saw the peas
and jumped down to get some of them.
He filled his mouth and hands with them,
and up into the tree he went again, and sat down to eat the peas.

As he sat there eating the peas,
one pea fell from his hand to the ground.
At once the greedy Monkey dropped all the peas
he had in his hands, and ran down to hunt for the lost pea.
But he could not find that one pea. He climbed up into his tree again,
and sat still looking very glum.
“To get more, I threw away what I had,” he said to himself.

The king had watched the Monkey,
and he said to
him- [32] self: “I will not be like this foolish Monkey,
who lost much to gain a little. I will go back to my own country
and enjoy what I now have.”

So he and his men marched back home.

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children  animation

girl with football  animation

Family days out in
Virginia Beach, VA
Motor World
(2 Miles)
Virginia Beach
Motor World is “your
place to race” in Virginia Beach, Virginia featuring 11 go-kart tracks,
250 Karts with 16 different style Go-Karts to choose from.
Virginia Beach
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
has added two new body slides for the summer of 2008.”Walk the Plank” is
a 200 foot dark tunnel with an exhilarating 50 foot drop!”Pirates
Plummet” has a tunnel that opens up just as you begin the steep plunge
down the slide.
Virginia Beach
Check out our hundreds of
hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. Plus
you won’t want to miss the 3D IMAX Theater. One of the many fun family
places to visit if you’re looking for things to do in Virginia beach for
kids.
Virginia Beach
Hunt Club Farm is a 23
acre family-owned farm in the heart of Virginia Beach - just 5 miles
from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Provides Agricultural based
education and entertainment for the local community. Whether you are
looking for something di…
Chesapeake
THE ORB Family Fun Center
is the newest indoor inflatable play and party center in Hampton Roads
featuring super inflatable slides. One of the many fun family places to
visit if you’re looking for things to do in Chesapeake for kids.
Virginia Zoo
(17 Miles)
Norfolk
The Virginia Zoo has a
world of discovery waiting. Meet 350 amazing animals. Take a ride on the
Zoo train. Explore gorgeous gardens or splash in fountains on pretty
days. One of the many fun family places to visit if you’re looking for
things to do i…
Norfolk
Venture into the smooth
waters of Hampton Roads’ historical harbor and rich maritime heritage.
Day and evening cruises showcase the best of America’s greatest seaport.
Sail majestically by giant merchant and navy ships, tugs, fishermen
Portsmouth
Just about the biggest
children’s museum in Virginia. Over 64,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space,
featuring dozens of interactive exhibits and a planetarium.
Portsmouth
Children step inside a
world where bubbles grow bigger than they are, where the forces of
energy electrify and spark their imagination, where they can be a
farmer, a banker, a scientist, and more! Includes Lancaster Antique
Train and Toy collection a…
Hampton
Features dozens of
hands-on air and space exhibits, a premiere interactive aviation gallery
that spans 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, unique
space flight artifacts and more. One of the many fun family places to go
if you’re look…
Cape Charles
Cherrystone is situated
on 300 acres of natural waterfront on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, and
has just about everything you need for a great vacation. Whether you
come by R.V., bring a camper or stay in one of our deluxe cottages,
camping cabins or…
South Mills
Feel your daily stresses
melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along
the 300-foot boardwalk into this geological wonder.

For the adventurer, there are 16.7 miles of

Newport News
Virginia’s natural
heritage comes alive through living exhibits that encompass all the
state’s geographic regions from the mountains to the ocean. Each exhibit
tells a story.
The Mariners Museum
(32 Miles)
Newport News
Explore over 60,000
square feet of gallery space with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship
models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings and much
more.
Beaverdam Park
(51 Miles)
Gloucester
Gloucester’s largest park
(1340 acres) is located in the central part of the county and surrounds
a 635-acre lake. Beaverdam Park is open 7 days a week year-round and
only closes on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Hours of operation
through Labor …
Williamsburg
Come visit award-winning
Pirate’s Cove– the ultimate family attraction in Williamsburg! We are
Williamsburg’s premier miniature golf course, the only place for
adventure and tales of true pirate lore… Putt your way through the
world of 18th centur…
Williamsburg
With dozens of thrilling
rides and attractions, ten main stage shows, a wide variety of authentic
foods and shops, and a magical children’s area, Busch Gardens
Williamsburg is the ticket to a world-class adventure.
Water Country USA
(49 Miles)
Williamsburg
Great waterpark set to a
50’s and 60’s surf theme. Don’t miss the newest attraction - The Hubba
Hubba Highway - an interactive river adventure, guests can “cruise” down
this free-floating river ride through drenching coconuts and cool
geysers.
Go Karts Plus
(54 Miles)
Williamsburg
Four great go-kart
tracks! Strap yourself into the Super Stockarts for a race around a
high-banked oval track in karts that look just like your favorite
NASCARs! Be the captain of your own bumper boat or sink a hole-in-one on
the Waterfall Miniature …
Williamsburg
Whether it’s 10 degrees
below or raining cats and dogs, it’s always a balmy 84 degrees inside
the resort’s gigantic, 67,000 square-foot indoor waterpark. Bear Track
Landing puts the emphasis on fun with nine waterslides, six pools and a
four-story tr…
Bear Path Acres
(55 Miles)
Franklin
An animal sanctuary with
native wildlife, exotics from all over the world, reptiles, and farm
animals. Fun for the whole family! Creating awareness, values, and
understanding of animals and their environment through education.
Manteo
Exhibits at the North
Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island focus on the diverse aquatic
environments of the ‘’Waters of the Outer Banks.'’ All of the animals on
display are native to the state.
Nags Head
There are many reasons
why millions of people visit Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Some come to see
the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast; others come for the
spectacular sunsets.
Creswell
With more than 1,300
acres of land around Lake Phelps and more than 3,000 acres along the
Scuppernong River, with an additional 16,600 acres of water, Pettigrew
State Park is an ideal blend of nature, history and recreation.
Swaders Sports Park
(74 Miles)
Prince George
Go-karts, mini golf,
laser tag, batting cages, driving range, arcade, Rt. 66 bowling,
birthday parties & banquet center! Its Playtime!!!
The Playroom
(81 Miles)
Chester
Play Time - The Playroom
in Chester is a fun, indoor play & party center for toddlers &
children up to 10 years old. Not just great inflatables, lots of fun
toys and more. The Playroom is a SHOE-FREE! Zone.
Salisbury Zoo
(101 Miles)
Salisbury
The Zoo is committed to
providing a friendly, relaxing environment where educational and
recreational opportunities come together through participation and
interaction. One of the many fun family places to go if you’re looking
for things to do with …
Richmond
features the spectacular
SR-71 Blackbird; 36 historic, vintage aircraft; reproductions of the
Wright brothers’ kite, gliders and famous 1903 Flyer; early flight
memorabilia; a World War II diorama that includes the Tuskegee Airmen
and Women’s Airforc…
Petersburg
Throughout the Park there
are hands-on things to do for the whole family. The Civil War Store
also has a “Discovery Area” that features quality apparel, modern and
period games, books, collectibles and souvenirs that are perfect for
kids and youn…
Salisbury
The most comprehensive
collection of wildfowl carving in the world invites you to explore this
unique, indigenous North American art form from antique working decoys
to internationally acclaimed contemporary sculpture and painting.
Calvert Marine Museum
(105 Miles)
Solomons
The museum dedicated to
the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the
culture and natural history of Southern Maryland.
Explore the history, culture, and lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay and
Patuxent River all in one place!
Polka Dot Plaster
(106 Miles)
Salisbury
Paint it yourself and
take it home the same day! Great gift items, sports themes, animal
figurines, holiday statures, wall art, a wide range of affordable items!
Birthday Parties, Girls Night Out, Scout troops
Walk-Ins Welcome!
Sotterley Plantation
(109 Miles)
Hollywood
Whether you’re looking
for a tour of the plantation, a place for an educational program,
classroom visit, or a beautiful place to just enjoy the scenery,
Sotterley is the place!
Frontier Town
(108 Miles)
Berlin
Cmon down folks… to our
replica western town circa 1860 situated alongside of Frontier Town
Campground and only 5 minutes from Ocean City, Maryland. One of the many
fun family places to go if you’re looking for things to do with kids in
Maryland
Richmond
Sit in an eagle’s nest,
explore a cave, tinker in the inventor’s lab, and more - the kids learn
through hands on interactive play. One of the many good fun places to go
if you’re looking for things to do with kids in Virginia
Richmond
Everywhere you look there
is something cool to do to — move the earth, explore space, solve a
crime, see rats play basketball, ride a Segway and see a giant IMAX
movie. This science museum in a historic train station has something for
everyone!
Maymont
(94 Miles)
Richmond
Maymont is home to many
native Virginia animals including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians
and fish. Hundreds of animals, representing more than 100 species,
reside within Maymont’s groundsat the Children’s Farm, in the Wildlife
Exhibits and in t…
Frisco
Housed in a building with
a 100 years of history, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural
History Center contains a nationally recognized collection of Native
American artifacts, exhibits, and natural history displays.
Frisco
18-hole championship mini
golf, Go Karts, snacks, games room, pool table and video arcade.
Ceramic Zone
(112 Miles)
Willards
Ceramic Zone is a cozy
little PYOP studio located in the country. We offer Paint Your Own
Pottery, Fused Glass, and Mosaics. Fun for all ages. We offer various
party packages also.
St Leonard
Jefferson Patterson Park
and Museum is a state history and archaeology museum exploring the
changing cultures and environment of the Chesapeake Bay region of the
past 12,000 years.
Washington
Giant, old oaks draped in
Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose
Creek joins the Pamlico River.
Ocean City
Jolly Roger Amusement
Park has rides and games the whole family can enjoy. And as always,
there is never a charge to just relax and stroll through Ocean City’s
only full-service Family Amusement Facility.
Mechanicsville
The number 1 motorsports
facility in the region, see insane 6,000+ horsepower Top Fuel Dragsters,
incredible 300 mph passes from the exotic Jet Cars, six second Mountain
Motor Pro Stocks, nitrous breathing and supercharged Pro Mods, 1/4 mile
Wheelsta…
Ocean City
You’ll find captivating
exhibits featuring the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and Ocean
City History. We also have on display a Mermaid Collection, Shipwreck
Artifacts, Sands of the World, and Bathing Fashions. Aquariums featuring
local ma…
Planet Maze
(116 Miles)
Ocean City
Ocean City’s family
funplex. Indoor climbing maze with ball-pit, Laser Storm, outdoor alien
themed mini-golf and arcade.
Old Pro Minigolf
(116 Miles)
Ocean City
Ocean City’s Premier Miniature Golf Courses For Over 40 Years!
Play Our 7 Elaborately Themed Courses at 4 Ocean City Locations.

Indoor Golf Open Year Round on 68th St.

Fun for the whole family.

Don’t forget our 2 family arcades at our 68th …

The Sea Rocket
(116 Miles)
Ocean City
Roar through the Ocean
City inlet into the mighty Atlantic on-board the world’s original giant
speedboat.
Buccaneer’s Booty
(116 Miles)
Ocean City
Family fun awaits at the
North end of Ocean City! Play miniature golf on our beautifully
landscaped course, test your game skills in our Boardwalk- style arcade,
or grab a bite to eat from the snack bar while the little ones play on
the pirate ship!
Ocean City
BRING THE CHILDREN —
preschool to adult — or just come yourself. On the Boardwalk by the
Inlet, between South Division and South First Street, is where you’ll
find action, excitement and the picture-taking time of your life!
Embers Mini Golf
(116 Miles)
Ocean City
Travel to a world of
pirates and volcanoes just off Coastal Highway while playing two of the
most innovative and challenging miniature golf courses in Ocean City.
Pirate ships, caves and “water hazards” are just some of the obstacles
you’ll en…
Ocean City
Splash Mountain does it
again. Challenge yourself with the Eye the Hurricane or challenge Family
and Friends at the Six Lane Super Racer!
Kings Dominion
(108 Miles)
Doswell
They’ve got the most
hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage
shows, and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy. Kings Dominion
is 400 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family!
Fenwick Island
This themed waterpark
with six slides, kiddie pool and a 2,800-sq.-ft. activity pool has
something for everyone in the family. We feature a Black Hole body slide
and one-of-a-kind water dumping Viking ship, along with twister slides
and three kiddie …
Fenwick Island
DiscoverSea Shipwreck
Museum was founded with the goal of recovering and preserving our
maritime heritage. The shipwreck museum opened in July of 1995 and is
the product of years of research and hard work.
Fenwick Island
Viking Golf family park
is located in Fenwick Island Delaware just seconds north of Ocean City
Maryland. A shore tradition, our park includes one of the most
challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses, a go-kart track, Thunder
Lagoon Waterpark as wel…
Metro Richmond Zoo
(106 Miles)
Moseley
Hop aboard the Safari
Train and take a fifteen minute ride into the African Savannah. Get up
close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided
tour.
The Jumpin Monkey
(118 Miles)
Greenville
Indoor play and party
centre for the smaller party goer (7 and under)
Georgetown
Experience the excitement
of treasure hunting in the waters of the Atlantic; step back in time to
the era of exploration when Spain ruled the seas and the treasures of
the New World were flowing into the coffers of King Philip IV.
St Michaels
The Chesapeake Bay
Maritime Museum is a fun, family place that connects people with the
Chesapeake Bay. You’ll carry memories of your visit for years and years
to come. And with a full slate of special events, you’ll be back soon.
Bug Box
(123 Miles)
Fredericksburg
Our zoo features exotic
insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Yikes, we
also have a pet snake”Fred”, two family member turtles, frogs and toads,
Sammy salamander and so much more! And visitors can view hundreds of
specimens and s…
Lewes
Cape Henlopen’s beaches
attract thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing.
Two designated swimming beaches provide lifeguard patrols between
Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Umbrellas can be rented during the
summer. The northe…
lewes
Pirate Cruise for Kids
Rehoboth Beach
Delaware’s Largest
Waterpark and more ! Jungle Jim’s has a large waterpark and a variety of
rides for all ages with go-karts,bumperboats, mini-golf, batting cages,
and more. River Safar Cafe serves all types of food and snacks.
Milton
A 143-acre refuge
maintained by the Nature Conservatory along the banks of the Broadkill
River. Features native flora and fauna, including rare plants and more
than 100 bird species. Several distinct habitats represented, such as
upland forest, tidal…
Hollister
Should the humdrum of
nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to
Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5
hour drive from the Research Triangle.
Rehoboth Beach
White Water Mountain
Water Park invites you and your family to get wet! Cool off in our two
pools, and don’t forget to try our body flumes and super-fast
waterslides. One of the many fun family places to visit if you’re
looking for the best things …
Midway Speedway
(138 Miles)
Rehoboth Beach
Affordable family fun
awaits you at Rehoboth Beach’s premier fun destination, Midway Speedway
Park.
Midway Speedway is “your place to race” featuring five go-kart tracks
including two designed specially for Kiddie drivers and 10 different
styl…
Rehoboth Beach
A family fun center on
the boardwalk with 18 rides, video games arcade with electronic shooting
gallery. One of the many fun family places to go if you’re looking for
the best things to do with kids in Delaware
Rehoboth Beach
This three-mile stretch
of barrier island is a playground of sand, surf, and sun along
Delaware’s Atlantic coast.
Rehoboth Beach
Holts Landing is an
undiscovered facet of the Diamond State’s park system. The 203-acres
area contains a variety of beautiful landscapes, from bay shore beach to
grassy fields and hardwood forests. Historically, the shores of the
inland bays were hom…
Funland
(138 Miles)
Rehoboth Beach
Funland is a family
amusement center located on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The park offers great entertainment for the whole family, featuring 19
rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games
and redemption …
Central Park Funland
(129 Miles)
Fredericksburg
Central Park Funland,
Virginia’s largest Family Entertainment Center, is the perfect place to
have some fun. Our 40,000+ square foot facility sits on over 4 acres and
is open 364 days a year.
Falmouth
Gari Melchers Home and
Studio at Belmont consists of an art studio, historic house museum, and
restored gardens and grounds. Woodland paths, a museum shop, and picnic
area are also available.
Great Play
(130 Miles)
Fredericksburg
We are a new unique kids
gym located in Fredericksburg, VA. At Great Play children ages 6 months
to 5th grade develop motor skills, sport skills, fitness and
coordination through instruction and fun, structured play, in an
exciting Interactive Arena�…
There are so many fun places to go with kids in Virginia - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks,
water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of
interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look
below, lots of the best things to do with children in VA


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