Blog Posts tagged in "Virginia Living Museum"

Military Child Appreciation Weekend at Virginia Living Museum April 14-15, 2018 In a salute to military families, the Virginia Living Museum will offer 50% off admission for children accompanied by an adult with an active military ID on April 14 and 15. Military families purchasing a membership at the Museum will receive a $20 discount. These discounts are in recognition of Military Child Month. Year-round the museum offers both admission and membership discounts to military families. About Virginia Living Museum Open daily 9am-5pm. Extended summer hours June 2 - Sept. 1: Thursdays 9am - 5pm.... read more

Don't miss The Virginia Living Museums Annual Event----Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful March 17-18, 2018 Experience a close encounter of the reptile kind at the Virginia Living Museum. See a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles on display and in live animal programs. Guest exhibitors include Virginia Herpetological Society, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Stranding Team, Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Virginia Master Naturalist Program, Virginia Master Naturalist- Peninsula Chapter, and Reptile Education of Virginia -REV who will be feature the African Spurred Tortoise, Amazon Tree ... read more

Military Child Weekend April 8-9 In a salute to military families, the Virginia Living Museum offers half price admission for the children of those who give their all. Children (ages 3-12) will receive half price admission ($7.50) with a paying adult showing valid military ID the weekend of April 8-9, 2017. Military families purchasing a membership at the Museum will receive a 20% discount (double the usual 10% discount). These discounts are in recognition of Military Child Month. Year-round the Museum offers both admission and membership discounts to military families. ABOUT The Virginia Liv... read more

BIG BUGS December 31 – April 17, 2016 The Virginia Living Museum is really gonna BUG you in 2016. Opening on Dec. 31 is BIG BUGS. This larger-than-life animatronic exhibit will feature six super-sized critters including the Madagascan Sunset Moth, the Bombardier Beetle, Dragonfly, Stag Beetle, Orb-Web Spider, Say’s Firefly. There will also be a caterpillar photo-op and a display of live insects, all designed to showcase a bug’s life and why insects are important. We need insects just as much as they need us.They are very important to our ecosystem. “This exhibit will encourage an appreciation... read more

Military Appreciation Offer From The Virginia Living Museum April 25-26th In Honor Of April Being Month Of The Military Child! April is month of the military child. I am so happy that there is a month dedicated to our military children. Miltary children are amazing, brave, resilient, and sacrifice so much. That is why I love that we have one whole month to honor these fantastic kiddos! One of my favorite places to visit The Virginia Living Museum will be honoring our military children in honor of April being month of the military child with a great offerwith tons of FUN! 1/2 PRICE for childre... read more

Exotic frogs exhibit opens March 14 at the Virginia Living Museum Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world in “Frogs: A Chorus of Colors” March 14 through Sept. 7 at the Virginia Living Museum. View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, complete with their noisy croaks, yaps, chirps, whoops, snores and whistles, all housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls. Interactive games and displays help visitors of all ages have fun while exploring frogs’ biology and natural history, the roles they play in ... read more

The Virginia Living Museum Presents Reptiles! Bizarre and Beautiful February 14-16, 2015! Great event coming up at The Virginia Living Museum and you don't even have to like snakes and lizards to enjoy it. I have a horrible fear of reptiles but actually found a new appreciation for them through this show. And, if you are a reptile lover than you will absolutely love this annual event. Reptiles! Bizarre and Beautiful at the Virginia Living Museum Feb. 14-16 Enjoy three days of native and exotic reptiles at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, Feb. 14-16. See exotic reptiles from around th... read more

The Virginia Living Museum Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival Is February 6, 2015! Get your tickets NOW as they are going fast and will sell out. Below find information about this FUN event in Hampton Roads. Bacchus, the God of Nature, Vine and Wine! The Virginia Living Museum’s 11th annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival! Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare and an eclectic mix of live music and silent auction items. Mingle with friends and colleagues amongst the beautiful museum galleries and exhibits. Taste the bounty of Peninsula’s finest establishments, sway to the... read more

Great Annual Event Coming Up At The Virginia Living Museum! Night of the Living Museum Saturday, October 18, 5-8pm Are you ready for a “wild” night of spooky animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving and Mad Scientists? Night of the Living Museum returns to the Virginia Living Museum for its 15th year on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a non-scary Halloween event for families with kids ages 12 and under. Come dressed as your favorite character or wild animal. Enjoy live animal shows featuring fierce and not-so-fierce Halloween critters. Discover pumpkin carving secrets in the Pumpkin P... read more

NATIVE PLANT SALE KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 20-21ST AT THE VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM Choose from an incredible array of beautiful plants and many other native trees, shrubs and perennials for a variety of gardening sites and styles. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do well in the landscape, and to educate gardeners about those which are better left in the wild. Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate t... read more

If you're looking for some FUN events going on this 4th of July around Hampton Roads that are indoors, here is a list of opportunities around town. Virginia Living Museum: LOOKING FOR FIREWORKS? Rain in the forecast? Can't stand the mosquitoes? All the good viewing spots taken? No worries! Come enjoy the most amazing 4th of July laser displays in the cool comfort of the museums Abbitt Planetarium! "Spirit of ... America" is a laser show full of great patriotic music and more! Showings at 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9pm on JULY 4th. Cost is an incredibly low $3 for members and $6 for non-members! Don't mis... read more

There are so many exciting things going on at The Virginia Living Museum this Summer that I thought I would put together a blog post to share all of them so you don't miss out on any of the fun! The Really BIG Dinosaur Puppet Show May 24- June 22 Weekends only - Last Weekend Saturday, June 21and Sunday, June 22 with shows at noon, 1 and 2pm in the lobby of the Wason Ed Center! Imagine if the bones and fossils of ancient dinosaurs could come back to life, what stories they might tell! No need to imagine any more, as Rainbow Puppet Productions presents “The Really BIG Dinosaur Show.” Through or... read more

Dinos Live! May 24-September 1, 2014 A new gang of dinosaurs is coming to town this summer at the Virginia Living Museum! Roaring, stomping robotic prehistoric creatures have been a popular attraction every time they’ve been featured at the museum. But this year, for the first time, the VLM will feature the lifelike creations of Billings Productions, North America’s leading producer of animatronic dinosaurs. The summer exhibit, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, will take visitors back more than 65 million years to the Cretaceous period, the heyday of dinosaurs when Tyrannosaurus rex ruled North... read more

Virginia Living Museum to celebrate Earth Day April 26 Watch the otter eat fishsicles and the red wolves play with mousesicles. Learn how to reduce your indoor and outdoor water use. Get free trees and canvas bags (while supplies last). See cars run on vegetable oil. Bring your smelly sneakers and used electronics to recycle. It’s all part of Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 26 at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News. Visitors will learn ways to help the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. And they can learn how to build, live and garden green as they explore the Go... read more

Virginia Living Museum to hold spring native plant sale April 19 and 26-27 Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens, at the Virginia Living Museum’s annual spring native plant sale April 19 and 26-27. The museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do well in the landscape, and to educate them about those that are better left in the wild. “Species native to the mid-At... read more

Fun opportunity from our partners at The Virginia Living Museum! Spring Break: A World of Wildlife Art April 8-10, 2014 The art of Charley Harper and the museum's newest exhibit BEGUILED BY THE WILD (March15- April 27) will provide the inspiration for budding wildlife artists. We'll use a variety of mediums and live animal models to portray our natural world. Date: April 8-10 ... Ages: 6-8 Time: 9:30am-noon Cost: Members $65, non-members $80, price includes a $15 supply fee. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Reservations Coordinator, at 757-595-9135, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m... read more

MilitaryBridge is partnered with The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. The VLM is a must visit and a great place to visit over and over again with all of the great events and activities. Virginia’s Animal Attraction Virginia’s natural heritage is the star at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. See endangered red wolves, bald eagles and a loggerhead sea turtle. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. Living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Hands-on activities, an observatory, state-of-the-art digital planetarium, outdoor b... read more

Feb. 15-17 (Sat-Sun-Mon) Reptiles: Bizarre and Beautiful Enjoy three days of native and exotic reptiles. With visiting exhibitors, live animal programs, Reptile Story Time and children's crafts and activities throughout the weekend. Join a vast number of h erpetolog y experts at the Virginia Living Mu seum 's most popular 3-day event! Exhibitors include VIIPER, Virginia Dept. of Game and I nland Fisheries, the Virginia Herpetological Society , Wildlife Response , Inc., t he Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team, Virginia Master Naturalists and Sandy Bottom Nature Park . Also on hand will ... read more