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Friday Night Flicks- members only SOLD OUT

May 27 – 6-8:30pm

This exclusive event is for VLM members only. The Abbitt Planetarium  will run a series of recently released, animal themed movies.  First  to be shown is Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.  The movie features your favorite fur balls in the funniest Alvin and The Chipmunks ever!  Alvin, Simon and Theodore hit the road as they race to Miami on a wild adventure!

Hot dogs, popcorn and soda will be available for purchase.

Time: 6-8:30pm

Cost: FREE admission for VLM members only. Tickets must be obtained in advance at the Admissions Desk. Tickets are limited to the number of individuals in a membership.

Special showing made possible by AZA and FOX.


World Oceans Day June 11

VLM-Worldoceans-2015Celebrate the world’s oceans with a fun-filled day of family activities designed to raise awareness of the importance of ocean conservation. Enjoy special displays of ocean specimens from our non-live natural history collections, ocean conservation videos, interactive websites, activities and giveaways.

Time: 9am-4pm

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Feathers Theater Program June 23 – July 30

Dinosaurs were ancient reptiles with tough scaly skin right? Well, sort of.  Paleontologists have been collecting more and more evidence that some dinosaurs actually had feathers when they were young to help their small bodies stay warm. Want to learn more – and have fun too?  Join us in the outdoor Wason Amphitheater for “Feathers” – a family-friendly short play performed by theater students from Christopher Newport University.

Days/times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11am and noon (no show June 25), plus Wednesdays in July at 11:30am and 12:30pm.


Shark Week June 26 – July 2

shark-photo-opSwim, paddle, wade or sail on in to this fun-filled week to encounter sharks. Each day we’ll feature special sharky crafts, activities and displays that will put a toothy grin on your face. Learn more about these amazing animals and their relatives, and about the important work being done to preserve their populations and habitats. On Saturday, July 2, we’ll be adding even more “shark-world connections.”

Time: 10-4pm

 

 


Friday Night Flicks – members only

KFP3July 1 – 6-8:30pm

This exclusive event is for VLM members only. The Abbitt Planetarium  will run a series of recently released, animal themed movies.  Second is Kung Fu Panda 3.  When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

Hot dogs, popcorn and soda will be available for purchase.

Time: 6-8:30pm

Cost: FREE admission for VLM members only. Tickets must be obtained in advance at the Admissions Desk. Tickets are limited to the number of individuals in a membership. Tickets will be available beginning June 1.

Special showing made possible by AZA and FOX.


Dino Pajama Jam – July 9

dreamstime_pajama jamVLM member event

Jump into your favorite pair of pajamas and enjoy an evening of dino fun. Explore the Museum after hours while also enjoying games, crafts, animal encounters, tattoos, dancing and much more. This event is designed for families with children ages 12 or under.

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $5 per member (ages 2 and under free). Purchase tickets online or at the Admission Desk. Package available for Pajama Jam and laser show $7.

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