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Educational Resources

The Virginia Living Museum is committed to connecting you to nature through our educational experiences that promote conservation. Below are some video activities to help extend your learning at home. Just click on the title and it will take you to a video from  the Virginia Living Museum YouTube Channel.

Special thanks to Bayport for sponsoring our virtual education efforts.


Family Fun

Outdoor Adventure 

Science Corner

Living Green – Sustainability

Science at Home

Awesome Animal Ambassadors


Other Animal Videos

Vet Visit

Weird & Wild


Age Specific Activities


Let’s learn together about what an observation is and how to explore the world around us using our 5 senses.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Test the strength of different shapes and try to build a strong structure!

2nd and 3rd Grade

Learn about weather and the water cycle. Create your own cloud in a jar.

4th and 5th Grade

Explore the six simple machines and see how they play a role in your daily life. Construct your own Rube Goldberg machine with items you have at home.

Discover how to tell time and detect the Earth’s motions using your own shadow.


Additional Resources:

Check out games, podcasts, fun and real science about animals, plants and space at DragonflyTV.

The Museum is an official NASA Space Place. Check out these neat activities for kids.

The NASA’s Space Place is a partnership between the International Technology Education Association and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


AZA Children’s Picture Books

These books were developed as part of AZA SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) in which the entire AZA-accredited zoo and aquarium community is focusing its conservation science, its wildlife expertise and its 180 million visitors on saving species in the wild.


Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors who annually make it possible to continue our mission of education, conservation and sustainability.