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Art by Sean Kenney

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Wild

at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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ROAR OUTDOORS on the

Dinosaur

DISCOVERY TRAIL
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HOME to

250 Species

of ANIMALS
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EXPERIENCE

Virginia
from the MOUNTAINS to the SEA

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to NATURE
with HANDS-ON EXHIBITS

Connect

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EXTENDED TO DEC 17

Welcome to the Virginia Living Museum

Virginia’s Animal Attraction & Dino Destination

View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live horseshoe crabs. Relive the age of the dinosaurs. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Visitors experience animals native to Virginia in habitats, discovery centers and interactive exhibits. The Virginia Living Museum showcases Virginia’s natural and living resources to encourage understanding and protection of our natural world. Explore the new outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits & dinosaur fossils. Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks will feature 16 nature themed sculptures on display in the Conservation Garden now extended due to popular demand through Sunday, December 17, 2017. Coming January 20, 2018 – Join us for “Art & Science of Arachnids“.

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Animals in Action

The Virginia Living Museum is home to more than 250 species of animals found in Virginia including reptiles, mammals, birds and fish. We provide a sanctuary for orphaned,  non-releasable or injured animals.

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Today, Vice Mayor Tina Vick pardoned the Virginia Living Museums turkeys.  Karen Joyner, CEO of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, spoke about the needs of the Foodbank and the number of meals that have already been provided this year.  Thank you to everyone who has supported the VLMs  Fill the Canoe Food Drive. Executive Director Rebecca Kleinhample and George Mathews, Curatorial Director, of the VLM welcomed guests and shared facts before the pardoning on the trail.  Activities, games, crafts, and educational centers were enjoyed by all who visited the Museum today, November 22, 2017.

Today, Vice Mayor Tina Vick pardoned the Virginia Living Museum's turkeys. Karen Joyner, CEO of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, spoke about the needs of the Foodbank and the number of meals that have already been provided this year. Thank you to everyone who has supported the VLM's "Fill the Canoe Food Drive. Executive Director Rebecca Kleinhample and George Mathews, Curatorial Director, of the VLM welcomed guests and shared facts before the pardoning on the trail. Activities, games, crafts, and educational centers were enjoyed by all who visited the Museum today, November 22, 2017.Today, Vice Mayor @[100000450196785:2048:Tina Vick] pardoned the Virginia Living Museum's turkeys. Karen Joyner, CEO of the @[131439413558990:274:Virginia Peninsula Foodbank], spoke about the needs of the Foodbank and the number of meals that have already been provided this year. Thank you to everyone who has supported the VLM's "Fill the Canoe Food Drive. Executive Director Rebecca Kleinhample and George Mathews, Curatorial Director, of the VLM welcomed guests and shared facts before the pardoning on the trail. Activities, games, crafts, and educational centers were enjoyed by all who visited the Museum today, November 22, 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

Nature Connects® Art with LEGO® Bricks - Extended through Dec 17

Excitement is BUILDING! Thanks to our presenting sponosor, Sonabank. This exhibit is now open through December 17th and is included in museum admission.

Nature Connects® is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO® pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO® bricks by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney.

The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more. This spectacular combination of nature and art will be featured outdoors in the Conservation Garden and other outdoor areas. With the garden as your gallery, enjoy 16 amazing sculptures. You can create structures in a Big Block Build Zone. A LEGO® BRICK Creation Station will also put guests’ creativity to the test along with age level building competitions and activities.

“Just as LEGO® pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. Insects and plants have important relationships; different species of animals have special relationships with each other; animals have connections with their families just like we do,” says Kenney on his website.

“And of course, people have a connection with nature, whether you’re trimming a bonsai tree or planting a garden, or anything else: you are a part of nature. I hope that you can look at Nature Connects and appreciate both nature and the sculptures as something beautiful, and I also hope you’re inspired to go home and create something wonderful yourself.”

Created in partnership with Iowa State University, Nature Connects is foremost an educational platform and secondarily a means of artistic expression.

More at: thevlm.org/nature-connects-art-with-lego-bricks/

Nature Connects® Art with LEGO® Bricks - Extended through Dec 17November 22, 2017, 4:15pmThe Virginia Living MuseumExcitement is BUILDING! Thanks to our presenting sponosor, Sonabank. This exhibit is now open through December 17th and is included in museum admission.

Nature Connects® is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO® pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO® bricks by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney.

The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more. This spectacular combination of nature and art will be featured outdoors in the Conservation Garden and other outdoor areas. With the garden as your gallery, enjoy 16 amazing sculptures. You can create structures in a Big Block Build Zone. A LEGO® BRICK Creation Station will also put guests’ creativity to the test along with age level building competitions and activities.

“Just as LEGO® pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. Insects and plants have important relationships; different species of animals have special relationships with each other; animals have connections with their families just like we do,” says Kenney on his website.

“And of course, people have a connection with nature, whether you’re trimming a bonsai tree or planting a garden, or anything else: you are a part of nature. I hope that you can look at Nature Connects and appreciate both nature and the sculptures as something beautiful, and I also hope you’re inspired to go home and create something wonderful yourself.”

Created in partnership with Iowa State University, Nature Connects is foremost an educational platform and secondarily a means of artistic expression.

More at: thevlm.org/nature-connects-art-with-lego-bricks/
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