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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

EXPERIENCE

Virginia
from the MOUNTAINS to the SEA
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to NATURE
with HANDS-ON EXHIBITS

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HOMESCHOOL  MAR. 1
BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Virginia’s Animal Attraction & Dino Destination

View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a moray eel 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. Join us for American Adventure now open through April 21, 2019.

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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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Fish Feeding – 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Otter Enrichment – 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Aviary Feeding – 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Chesapeake Bay Tank Feeding – 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Scuba Program – 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Naturally Speaking: Dr. Adele Newson-Horst – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Great turn out tonight for speakers Dr. Adele Newson-Horst and Servant Courtney Leigh Speed

The story of the immortal Henrietta Lacks was shared as she is the person behind the HeLa cells. These cells have been used to create everything from the polio vaccine to in-vitro fertilization. The cells were taken without permission from Henrietta Lacks in 1951 but it revolutionized medical research as it was impossible to culture cells before then. A 2017 HBO movie chronicles her story and Oprah starred portraying Henrietta Lacks’ daughter. Special thanks to Virginia Health Services for making this speakers series possible.Great turn out tonight for speakers Dr. Adele Newson-Horst and Servant Courtney Leigh Speed The story of the immortal Henrietta Lacks was shared as she is the person behind the HeLa cells. These cells have been used to create everything from the polio vaccine to in-vitro fertilization. The cells were taken without permission from Henrietta Lacks in 1951 but it revolutionized medical research as it was impossible to culture cells before then. A 2017 HBO movie chronicles her story and Oprah starred portraying Henrietta Lacks’ daughter. Special thanks to Virginia Health Services for making this speakers series possible.
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Childrens Learning Garden: Check out the tulips sprouting!  We are part of Journey Norths Tulips Test Gardens. >> https://journeynorth.org/tulips

Children's Learning Garden: Check out the tulips sprouting! We are part of Journey North's Tulip's Test Gardens. >> journeynorth.org/tulips << Check out the Journey North Map on where the sprouting tulips are located. Is there one near where you live? Comment below if there's one near you, and what location you live in! ... See MoreSee Less

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