FREE - Follow the Drinking Gourd | Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
Ice Age Weekend | Feb. 17, 18, 19
Naturally Speaking Series | Feb. 15
Homeschool Day | March 2 -REGISTER NOW!
Virginia Living Museum e-newsletter 2-08-18  

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Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Quest for Freedom
FREE -  February 10, 17, and 24 - 4:30pm

Celebrate Black History Month with this classic program in the Abbitt Planetarium that  takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked to the stars for hope and guidance. 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. 

Cost: FREE admission to show, no Museum admission required. 
February 10

Stargazing begins at sunset - FREE
Virginia Skies 7:30pm
Laser Genesis (family friendly) 8:30pm
Pink Floyd's The Wall 10:00pm
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon 11:30pm 
COST: VLM members: $3 per show or 2 for $5, non-members $6 or 2 for $10. 
Feb. 15 :  From STEM to STEAM in the Twenty-first Century
Speaker:  Marjorie Güisao-Wallace
Ms. Güisao-Wallace has been an educator for over 19 years and is currently teaching seventh-grade Life Sciences at Huntington Middle School in Newport News, Virginia. She is a role model and advocate for the initiative for women and minorities to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Recently, there has been a motion to include the arts in the career set, turning "STEM" into "STEAM." Güisao-Wallace is in full support of this inclusion. She has merged her passion for education and science with her love for art by integrating creative, hands-on inquiry-based learning opportunities into her curriculum. To quote her, " They just go together."   

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Speaker will begin at 6:30 pm. Cash wine/beer bar will be offered. 

Ages: a dults only
Cost:  free to adult VLM members and donors, non-members will be charged $5.00 per adult.
Purchase tickets and/or register  now.

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February 17, 18, 19

Warm up indoors with cool displays of Ice Age artifacts, live animal shows, and themed hands-on activities including  "blubber science," a scavenger hunt, and more! 
Tickets available for a behind the scenes tour of our new mastodon fossils for an added fee. (limited)

All activities (except Mastodon Tour) included in Museum admission.
C elebrate Black History Month at the VLM!

Explore the museum to learn about the accomplishments of many African American groundbreaking scientists. Take a selfie and share your photos as you follow in their footsteps! #futurescientist #VLM #VALivingMuseum #VLMBlackHistoryMonth
February 24 - 1:00pm

Join our walking T-Rex for a dinosaur parade, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! Bring your cameras for photos and videos.
Cost: Included in Museum admission.
Homeschool Day
March 2 (register by Feb. 28)

Homeschool students grades K-12 are invited to join us for a morning of fun and engaging programs that highlight important natural and space science concepts. All programs are curriculum and grade-level targeted and taught by the museum's professional educators. All programs include a self-guided visit of museum exhibits and are offered at a discount to homeschool families. 

Check out the complete list of programs and pricing for the day, and register here.
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