Groundhog Day Shadow Ceremony | Feb. 2
Bacchus Wine & Food Festival | Feb. 3 ( museum closes 2pm)
Wolf the Predator, Groundhog the Prey: Who Will Win the Day? | Feb. 4
Celebrate Black History Month with "Follow the Drinking Gourd" | Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
Virginia Living Museum e-newsletter 1-30-17   
Bacchus nearing sell-out!
Divine Reception
Start with a real VIP experience (6-7pm). For a full hour, enjoy exclusive samplings and priority access to all restaurants in a relaxing atmosphere. Not just a taste, we'll fill your VIP glass with highly rated wines (90 points or more). Plus, enjoy the entire main event before it officially opens!

Main Event
Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, craft beer, local restaurant fare and an eclectic mix of live music and spirited games! The Fuzz Band and PC Duo top off amazing entertainment! This gala fundraiser has four times been voted "Best in the 757 Gold" by Coastal Virginia Magazine. You don't want to miss this sell-out event! Over 21. 7-10pm. 

Groundhog Day Shadow Ceremony | Feb. 2 Noon

Join us for our annual Groundhog Day Shadow Ceremony on February 2 with WAVY Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler. This official weather prediction ceremony features the museum's celebrity groundhog, Chesapeake Chuck. Will he see his shadow?

Included in museum admission.
VLM groundhog

Predator and Prey Day | Feb. 4 10am-3pm

Learn the vital role that predators - like wolves - play in nature. Meet the VLM's resident groundhog, and learn about the special adaptations that he and his relatives use to survive in a world of hungry predators.  Enjoy games, crafts, team activities, a special competition and even a Super Bowl prediction by Chesapeake Chuck himself!

Included in museum admission. 

Planetarium Show | Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 4:30-5:15pm

"Follow the Drinking Gourd" takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family's desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way. The program is based on a children's book, "Follow the Drinking Gourd," written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This production incorporates historical images from the local region, Winter's original artwork and music by Lovey Williams into a timeless experience that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Admission to the show is FREE. Museum admission is not required and not included.

Day-time shows
Ongoing January 14 - May 14

The Friendly Stars - Saturday and Sunday 12:30pm
The Future is Wild - Wednesday-Sunday 1:30pm
Virginia Skies - Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm
VLM members free, non-members $4 plus Museum admission.

Feb. 11 Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Virginia Skies 7:30pm
Laser Genesis (family friendly) 8:30pm
The Doors 10:00pm
Dark Side of the Moon 11:30pm
VLM members $3 per show, non-members $6. Purchase tickets in advance.
Stargazing begins at sunset - FREE 
Open Daily through May 14
This exhibit sniffs out the facts about dogs and explores what makes the human/dog relationship so unique. Through multimedia displays, dioramas and interactive stations, visitors can learn about the different types of dogs, how they are related to wolves and how they help humans.

Presenting sponsor:
Judy and Henry Morris    

Supporting sponsor:  
Groundhog ceremony
Feb. 2  Groundhog Day Shadow Ceremony
Note: Museum Hours 9am-2pm on Feb. 3 
Feb. 3  Bacchus Wine and Food Festival
Feb. 4  Predator and Prey Day
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25  Follow the Drinking Gourd FREE
Feb. 11 Star Party/Laser Evening
Feb. 18 Story Time
Feb. 21 Naturally Speaking: Ducks
Mar. 1  Homeschool Morning
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