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Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful

Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful March 25-26

Experience a close encounter of the reptile kind at the Virginia Living Museum. See a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles on display and in live animal programs. Guest exhibitors include Reptile Education of Virginia (REV), Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Virginia Herpetological Society, Virginia Stranding Team and Wildlife alligatorheadResponse, Inc. Be sure to purchase a Reptile Skin Bookmark or “Snake Paintings” by our resident snake, both will be on sale to benefit our animals. Also, learn about the museum’s citizen science projects such as FrogWatch and Turtle Census. See the differences between venomous and nonvenomous reptiles. Also, back by popular demand! Walking T-Rex – Dino on the Loose! Appearances at 11am and 1pm Saturday only.

Cost: Included in museum admission. Reptile Skin Bookmark and “Snake Paintings” are additional and are not included in museum admission.

Check out our Planetarium Shows!

Be sure to check out our special planetarium programs: A Sky Full of Scales, Noisy Neighbors, and The Future is Wild.

Cost: VLM members free, non-members $4 plus admission.

Don’t miss our special Reptile Weekend Behind-the-Scenes Tours! Buy Tour Tickets Now

The tours are available Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Tours last 45 minutes. For ages 7 and above. No strollers. Limited wheelchair access. Please wear flat shoes.
Cost: VLM members $12, non-members $14 plus museum admission.
Maximum on tour: 12 guests

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11:00 Animal Show (lab) 11:00 Animal Show (lab)
11:30am A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium show) 11:30am A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium show)
12:00 Animal Show (lab) 12:00 Animal Show (lab)
12:30pm Noisy Neighbors (planetarium) 12:30pm Noisy Neighbors (planetarium)
1:00 Enrichment (Turtles | Cypress Swamp) 1:00 Enrichment (Alligator | Cypress Swamp)
1:30pm The Future is Wild (planetarium) 1:30pm A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium)
2:00 Animal Show (lab) 2:00 Animal Show (lab)
2:30pm Noisy Neighbors
2:30pm Noisy Neighbors
3:00 Animal Show (lab) 3:00 Animal Show (lab)
3:30pm A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium) 3:30pm A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium)


See last year’s photos on Facebook.