“Feathers” Theater Program – through 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.
Turtle Census Field Work Observation – July 22
Location: Children’s Learning Garden
Museum guests can observe VLM staff and volunteers as they conduct field work on the Turtle Census. See how we are preserving native wildlife in Deer Park Lake and all of Virginia. Learn how the Turtle Census process preserves and conserves. Read more on our conservation efforts.
Blood Drive at the VLM – August 3
To schedule an appointment, visit Red Cross website Sponsor code: VLM
Presenting donors will receive (while supplies last):
- $2 discount for up to four people associated with the donor
- free fountain drinks from the Wild Side Cafe
- entered into a drawing for a pair of Kings Dominion Tickets.
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Ice Age Virginia – August 6
Dr. Jerre Johnson returns to the VLM to showcase materials from the recent Mastodon dig in York County – plus additional ice-age specimens from the VLM collections. Join us for his interpretive program in the Lab. Crafts and activities round out this day of ice age learning! Dr. Johnson, geology professor emeritus, The College of William and Mary, has been excavating the site of the second known mastodon skeleton found in Virginia. The site has produced dozens of bones and even a pair of tusks from an animal that became extinct about 12,000 years ago, at the end of an ice age.
Cost: included in museum admission
Time: Specimens on display 10am-4pm, lectures by Dr. Jerre Johnson 12:45pm and 1:45pm