July 27, 2021 | E-Newsletter
Sea Life Past and Present
Learn about our oceans and what they looked like in the past. After searching for ancient ocean fossils (you can keep!), meet aquatic animals and compare them to their prehistoric ancestors. 
Date: Thursday, July 29
Time: 10am-11am
Minerals and More!
Learn from knowledgeable
educators about the rocks
and minerals that make up
the foundation of our world.
Then, identify mined minerals
you can take home!

Dates: Thursday, July 29
Time: 2-3pm
Planetarium Shows + added activity!
Learn about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets during "Impact!"
in the Abbitt Planetarium.
But first enjoy a meteorite mining
activity before the show!

Date: July 30, 31 and Aug. 1
Time: varies/activity begins 30 min. prior to show
The explosive power of alcohol is demonstrated by having a film canister go flying and making a lot of noise!
See the amazing power of science LIVE!

Date: Saturday, July 31 | Sunday, Aug. 1
Time: shows at 11:15am and 12:15pm
Canoeing for Beginners!
Learn how to safely canoe!
Then, head out onto the calm waters of
Deer Park Lake for a paddle.
Ages 8+ and at least 50 lbs.

Dates: Tuesday, August 3
Time: 10-11:30am
Canoes and Conservation!
Paddle Deer Park Lake while you learn about conservation efforts to protect freshwater ecosystems. Explore pond life with field testing. Ages 12+
Dates: Tuesday, August 3
Time: 2-3:30pm
Meteor Day!
Let's celebrate the peak of
the Perseid Meteor Shower with
meteor themed
shows in the Abbitt Planetarium.
(Planetarium shows are an extra ticket.)

Dates: Saturday, August 14
Time: all day - shows vary
After Hours - Adult Museum Mixer
Access to indoor galleries, Jurassic Giants exhibit & 3 wine tasting tickets! Wine
and beer stations for tasting & purchase.
Live music entertainment, corn hole, giant jenga and more! 'Get Cheesy' and 'Chicken Stop' food trucks for extra $.
Cost: $12 per person in advance,
$15 day of event-Ages 21+ only!
Dates: Thursday, August 19
Time: 6-8:30pm
Dino on the Loose
Our walking T. rex returns for a dino parade
on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail!
You won't want to miss this 15 minute romp with your favorite dinosaur!
Date: Saturday, Aug. 21
Time: 11am and 1pm
(weather permitting)

Freshwater Aquatic Safari
Accompanied by our experienced educators, paddle through a swamp ecosystem in a canoe. Conduct field lab research to better understand this ecosystem. Come join the safari!
Must pack lunch and snacks.
Safari is off-site.

Dates: Saturday, August 21
Time: 8:30am - 5pm
Pirate & Mermaid Pajama Jam
Jump into your favorite pair of pajamas or dress as a pirate or mermaid and enjoy an after hours PJ Party! Enjoy the museum after hours with a Live DJ, dance floor, refreshments, crafts & activities! Your may even walk the plank! Aaaarrrgggghhh!
Dates: Saturday, August 21
Time: 6 - 8pm
Paleontology Safari
Can you dig it? Hand-collect fossils of organisms that were once prolific in Virginia up to 5 million years ago. Learn how they became fossils, and how to identify them. Safari is off-site.
Dates: Tuesday, August 24
Time: 9am-1pm
Family Camp In | Can you dig it?
Join us as a family to solve a mystery from the Mesozoic – what is the mysterious dinosaur? Then spend the night at the Virginia Living Museum sleeping indoors next to your favorite exhibits! Morning activities include an exclusive animal encounter and one last opportunity to experience 'Jurassic Giants' before it closes on September 6.
Cost: Non-members: $40 per child (ages 6-17), $30 per adult. Members: $35 per child (age 6-17), $25 per adult. For children ages

Dates: Friday, Sept 3 - Saturday, Sept. 4
Time: 6:30pm to 9am next morning
Stay connected to nature... and to us!