Naturally Speaking: Seahorses in the Bay - July 13 - 6-7pm
Summer Thursdays - Stay Late 'til 8 pm | Thursdays through Aug 31
Shark Day - July 15 - 10-4pm
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Shark Photo Op
 Shark Day     
July 15 - 10-4pm

Swim, paddle, wade, or sail into this exciting day with sharky crafts, activities, and displays that will put a toothy grin on your face. Learn about these amazing animals and their relatives, and  about the work being done to preserve their populations and habitats.

You don't want to miss
  • Kolonial Klowns face painting, noon-2pm
  • various shark artifacts from our collections.
  • dressing up as shark for a jaw dropping photo!
  • games and crafts
  • shark tooth dig site - donations taken for wire wrapped shark tooth charm to benefit conservation efforts
  • shark scuba program, 1pm
  • the 3pm behind the scenes tour will be focused on sharks  
Cost: Included in Museum Admission. Weather permitting.

Check out our Companion Program Planetarium Shows:
Cost:   VLM members free, non-members $4 plus Museum admission.
July 13 - 6-7pm
Speaker:  Patrycja Lawryniuk, VLM Aquarist

It is always a special treat to see a live Seahorse!   If you are lucky, y ou mi ght discover one of these fanciful fish hiding among the strands of grass and  seaweed in the  Bay's shallo w waters.  You will find out the important  scientific work the VLM is doing to  help seahorses survive in the wild, and get a special  "behind-the-scenes" look  at the museum's amazing seahorse breeding station!  
Registration is required -  sign up for th is lea r ning adventure today!

Cost: Included in Museum admission                         Sponsored by:   
Beautiful Butterflies! 
July 20 - 6-7pm
Speaker:  Butterfly Society of VA

The Butterfly Society of Virginia will help  your family learn about some of our most beautiful butterfly species, their life cycles, and which kinds of flowers they like to visit for their meals!  Bring your curiosity and questions to this evening that will celebrate color on the wing - and take home a butterfly craft!

Cost: Included in Museum admission                         Sponsored by:   
Through Aug 13 

This Children's Theater production held in the
 museum's outdoor amphitheater answers the question "Is My Sandwich a Dinosaur?"  Children learn  all about dinosaurs and what fossils (and chicken sandwiches) can teach us about them. Six shows daily with lots of audience participation!  Weather permitting: 11:00am,
11:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30pm, and 2:00pm in  the  outdoor Wason Amphitheater. 
Newport News Arts Commission

Cost: Included in Museum admission.                        Sponsored by:                               
Summer Thursdays - Stay Late 'til 8 

Our doors are open until 8pm (outdoor trail open until 7:30pm) every Thursday through August 31.
Stay late until 8pm with added activities including:
  • Human Hamster Balls - come play inside these large inflatable balls ($5 fee)
  • Canoeing or Pedal Boating on Deer Park Lake
  • Animal Encounters
  • Outdoor Trail Open Until 7:30pm
  • Wild Side CafĂ© Family Dining Options - enjoy grab-and-go dinners and sit in the garden
  • LIVE music by Nick Robinson, 5:30-7:30pm 
  • Planetarium Shows: Kaluoka'hina 4:30pm  and Virginia Skies at 5:30pm Cost: VLM members free, non-members $4 plus Museum admission
  • Stop by the Wild Things Museum Store for a featured 30% item from 5-8 pm. 
See the website for weekly activity details and pricing.
  • Behind-the-Scenes: every Tues & Sat 3pm
  • Every Animal Has a Story: every Wed 3pm
  • All About Otters: third Thurs 3pm
  • Endangered Encounter: Thur 3pm 
  • Turtle Talk & Tour: Fri 3pm 
  • Be a Vet Walk & Talk: Mon 12 & 2pm  (June 12, July 10, Aug 14)
  • Walk with the Keeper: Tues 8:15am  (June 27, July 25, Aug 29)
Cost: $12 members; $14 non-members
Open Daily July 22 - November 26

Join us for Giant Lego brick sculptures, designed by Brooklyn artist and children's author Sean Kenney, t hat brings nature to life with a six-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a seven-foot long dragonfly, and much more.  This spectacular combination of nature and art is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition created  with over a half million LEGO bricks.

The exhibit will be located in the Conservation Garden where visitors can view the 13 amazing sculptures, as well  as, enter a "castle themed"  Big Block Build Zone . A   LEGO BRICK  Creation Station  will put guests' creativity to the test along with age level building competitions and activities.

  Cost:  Included in Museum admission.                        Sponsored By:  
Open through September 4

If you thought you knew everything about sharks, think again! Experience the epic life of  Harriet Hammerhead - take a peek inside her diary in this traveling exhibit that highlights  shark biology and conservation.

The panels of Harriet's diary are on display on the upper main level of the Museum t
hrough Sept 4.

Cost: Included in Museum admission. 
Stay tuned for Shark Day coming on July 15!

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July 13       Stay Late 'til 8 
July 15       Story Time
July 15       Shark Day
Aug 12       Dino on the Loose
Outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail  open daily 9am - 4:30pm (closes 7:30pm on Thursdays, Through - Aug 31)
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