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Ambassador Animal Encounters

Large or small, slither or crawl – enjoy a personal experience with our ambassador animals!

The Virginia Living Museum cares for a wide variety of native animals, but some aren’t commonly seen in the wild. Join our education team for an up-close ambassador encounter where you will learn about their adaptations, habitats, how we care for them, and their role in our ecosystem. Our expert educators are happy to answer your questions and share all about Virginia’s amazing animals.

Reservation Details:

  • Up to 8 guests
  • Member Price: $120
  • Non-Member Pricing: $135 (does not include museum admission)


Ambassador Animals

Spectacular Skunk

Never underestimate these nocturnal neighbors again! Get up close with an ambassador skunk to learn about how they survive in the wild and what we do to provide them with top-notch care. See a training session and find out how training helps us keep our animals healthy.

Superb Snapping Turtle

Snapping doesn’t mean snippy! Discover the secretive world of snapping turtles when you meet this elusive reptile up close. Learn the truth about snapping turtle misconceptions as you talk to our team and provide enrichment for this turtle-y amazing ambassador.

Amazing Amphibians and Remarkable Reptiles

From smooth to rough and small to large, amphibians and reptiles have a lot to offer! Discover more about these diverse groups of animals by meeting a few of our ambassadors and help create enrichment items for them to enjoy.

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