The exhibits in the Virginia Living Museum were designed to correlate with and reinforce Virginia’s Standards of Learning for Science. While taking a tour of the geographic regions of Virginia, families can observe:
- Live animals and plants in their natural habitats
- Plant and animal life cycles, food chains and food webs
- Animal survival adaptations for finding food and shelter, rearing young, avoiding predators, defensive measures
- Animal migration, camouflage and hibernation
- Endangered and threatened species
- Vertebrates and invertebrates
- The importance of conserving Virginia’s animal, plant and mineral resources
- Pond, forest, stream, Chesapeake Bay, cypress swamp, mountain cove, cave and more habitats
- Virginia’s prehistoric past: rocks, minerals, fossils
- Phases of the moon, reasons for the seasons, earth’s revolution and rotation, planets in our solar system
To assist homeschool families, the Museum offers FREE grade-level-targeted guides to its living exhibits to help children focus during their visit. All questions are correlated to Virginia SOLs and national science standards.
Please note: Only Blank Guides are available online. Answer keys are available at the Museum’s front desk.
The Museum offers homeschool families special discount pricing for its “Museum in a Trunk” Discovery Boxes. Choose from ten exciting topics. Save more money by sharing Discovery Boxes with other homeschool families. To reserve a Discovery Box for homeschool use, please call 757-595-9135 or complete our online form.
|7-day Rental||FedEx Home Delivery & Pickup||$112.50|
|7-day Rental||Pickup and Return at the VLM||$90|
|3-day Rental||Pickup and Return at the VLM||$60|
Additional Programs for Kids
Homeschool Mornings September 30, December 13 and March 1
The wonders of nature … the excitement of discovery … the satisfaction of accomplishment. This is what a “Homeschool Morning” at the Virginia Living Museum is all about. We are committed to providing unparalleled education experiences for our region’s Homeschool families. Enjoy a wide range of the museum’s education resources, including a line-up of our acclaimed natural science classroom, environmental science labs and space science planetarium programs – all of which are curriculum, grade-level targeted and taught by professional educators.
Register August 22 – September 28 for the September 30 event.
Register November 7 – December 11 for the December 13 event.
Homeschool Morning September 30
|Natural Science||Cycles of Survival||2-3||10:15-11am||$11.75 per child|
|Natural Science||Web of Life||3-4||11:15am-12pm||$11.75 per child|
|Space Science||Stacey Stormtracker||1-4||10:15-11am||$11.75 per child|
|Space Science||Night of the Titanic||5-9||11:15am-12pm||$11.75 per child|
|Environmental Science Lab||Minerals||6-12||9:30-11:00am||$13.75 per child|
All programs include a self-guided visit of museum exhibits.
A self-guided visit is free for VLM members. Non-members pay $9 per child (ages 3-12), $14 adults for a self-guided visit.
Parents may accompany their child into a program after paying admission.
For more information, please call the Reservations office at 757-595-9135, Monday – Friday, 9am- 4:30pm. Payment is collected at the time of the registration. We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.Register through September 28
Homeschool Mornings are sponsored by: