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.
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: adults only
Cost: free to adult VLM members and donors, non-members will be charged $5.00 per adult.
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)
Cost: All activities (except Mastodon Tour) included in Museum admission.
Celebrate 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
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.