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Call 757-595-9135 for information or to register or complete our on-line request form.
A minimum of 10 paid guests is required to receive the group rates that follow.


Adult (13+ years): $19.00
Child (3-12 years): $14.00
Child (2 years & under): Free

Camp-ins – postponed until after COVID-19

Camp overnight at the Virginia Living Museum! Participants will investigate what it would take to help our animal friends live and survive in space. Scouts will also visit the Abbitt Observatory for some live stargazing (weather permitting), meet some live animals, and get to sleep in the Museum’s exhibits!

Brownie Girl Scouts will earn the Space Science Adventure badge during the event, while Junior Girl Scouts will earn the Animal Habitats Badge.  Note: Badges are not provided. The museum will provide information regarding the number of troops/scouts attending approximately 2 weeks before the camp-in date.

Cub scouts leaders may choose whether or not to apply certain activities towards merit awards.

Time: 6:30 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday

2020 Dates: Dates are reserved on a first-paid basis. **red strike through indicates sold out

Cub Scouts – January 24, February 28, April 3, April 24

Do you have what it takes to be a team player? Find out at our camp-in filled with team challenges. Groups will complete exciting tasks with friends throughout the night while also learning about space and our animal friends. Join us as we discover just how fun teamwork can be!

Girl Scouts – February 21, March 27, May 8

As we look towards the future of space exploration, we can’t forget to think about our animal friends. Join us for an out-of-this-world experience as we investigate what animals need to survive and figure out what it would take to help them live in space! Juniors will complete all the activities for the Animal Habitats badge and Brownies will complete all the activities for the Space Science Adventurer badge.

Cost: $40 per scout, $30 per adult (1 adult per every 5 children attends for free)

Deposits: 50% of expected total amount must be paid at the time of booking

Age: 5 and older

Groups cancelling more than one month prior to their event will receive a full refund.
Groups cancelling after the one month point and up to 11 days prior to the event will receive an 80% refund.
Groups cancelling 10 days prior to the event or closer receive no refund.

Minimum booking: 10 scouts and 2 adults

Register: 757-595-9135

Girl Scouts Explorer Patch

Explore the Virginia Living Museum

STEP 1: Download  in-museum and at home requirements now!

STEP 2: Complete the requirements during your visit to earn the Explore the Virginia Living Museum patch.

STEP 3: Purchase your patch at the Wild Things Museum Store for only $3.99 ($4.23 with tax.).

Download Explore Patch Requirements


Fun Patches

Download Animal or Astronomy worksheet and bring with you during your visit to complete fun patch requirements.

Animal Worksheet Astronomy Worksheet

Purchase Fun Patch at the end of your visit at the Wild Things Museum Store.

Cost: $3.99 each without tax.


Journey out into the field for an unforgettable hands-on learning experience. More information.

Have the Virginia Living Museum Visit You

We’ll come TO YOU with living creatures. More information.