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Join the Virginia Living Museum for their Field Herping Event plus other upcoming events!

25 April 2022 by

April 30 | Field Herping Event with VLM Herpetologist

Time: 9-10am

Cost: $20/participant

What is “Herping”? This is the term we use to describe the activity of looking for wild reptiles and amphibians in the field… and now is your chance to GO!

Join VLM staff on a special guided tour of the museum grounds to search for wild reptiles and amphibians! Learn how to identify native wildlife, how to be safe and respectful of the animals and their habitats, and what animals you might be likely to see if your own backyard.

Sign up in advance to join our first onsite herping tour. Staff will meet pre-registered participants at the VLM front entrance at 9am on the morning of Saturday, April 30.

Participants must be ages 12 or older. Program will take place on museum grounds and is not handicapped accessible. This tour will take place outside. Please wear shoes/clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty, as well as weather appropriate attire.

The signup link can be found here: https://thevlm.org/museum-events/

Other upcoming events & exhibits at VLM

While you are there, don't miss out on their temporary Backyard Adventures exhibit.  This exhibit is open until May 1, 2022.

There is a hidden world of science waiting to be discovered in the backyard!

From the biological interactions between plants and insects, the zoology of nocturnal animals, the horticultural know how to that goes into growing giant vegetables, the mathematical genius needed to lay pavers and the feats of construction that can go on in the shed, the backyard is full of science.

Step into a garden, complete with gnomes, ants and a giant spider that will engage visitors with science and technology and enable them to continue discovering in the future! Featuring: Garden Golf, Night Vision, Augmented Reality Garden Bed, Nectar Collector, Paver Puzzle, Food Web Pond, The Garden Shed, Critter Calls and more!

Learn more about Backyard Adventures

Military Child Appreciation Weekend

Join the VLM May 14-15, 2022 as they celebrate military families all weekend long!  There will be special discounts on membership, admission and in-store.  

Learn more about this special weekend here!

You can learn more about upcoming events at the VLM 

Learn more about the Virginia Living Museum and their military discount program on MilitaryBridge

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