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Noon Year’s Eve – December 31StellarNYE3BUTTON

The whole family can enjoy this seventh-annual daytime New Year’s celebration at the Virginia Living Museum. This year’s event is space-themed as the museum turns back the clock to the 1960s Race for Space to launch a year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Dress as an astronaut, Star Wars or your favorite space alien. Enjoy NASA space exhibits and photo ops with the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs.

Meet Bubbles the Clown and special animal friends from the Teeny Tiny Farm. Make crafts, play games,VLM-NYE-11A enjoy fun activities. Count down to the New Year at noon.

Time: Special activities 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Included in museum admission.



Groundhog Shadow Ceremony  February 2

Official Groundhog Day Shadow Ceremony

Time: 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Our resident groundhog Chesapeake Chuck will make his seventh annual appearance to determine if Hampton Roads will experience six more weeks of winter… or have an early spring!  Will Chesapeake Chuck see his shadow?

VLM-groundhog-ceremony2014Join us for the day and stop by the outdoor amphitheater for our official ceremony beginning promptly at noon. WAVY TV 10 Meteorologist, Jeremy Wheeler will once again join us and will assist our prognosticating groundhog, Chesapeake Chuck to determine our future weather.

Chesapeake Chuck has been predicting since 2011.

“He’s the Cinderfella of the woodchuck world,” said CuratorialGroundhog with carrot Director George Mathews. “He’s our own Cinderella for March madness – a small town groundhog at a small event, but a pretty good predictor.”

Chesapeake Chuck prepares for his prognosticating duties with special exercise and diet – particularly corn on the cob.

Forget Punxsutawney Phil… he has nothing on Hampton Roads own Chesapeake Chuck!  See you on Groundhog Day February 2.

 Cost: Included in Museum admission.