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Feedings/Tours

FEEDINGS

Watch for daily feedings currently in these habitats:

Time Animal Location
10am Deer Outdoor Trail
1:15pm Otter Outdoor Trail
3:30pm Coastal Birds Outdoor Aviary

 

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TOURS

Reserve a Tour Now!

  • Call our Reservations Department at 757-595-9135, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm or email us.
  • Payment must be made at the time of the reservation. We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa over the phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: $10.00 fee per person if cancellation occurs 2 or more weeks before program, Within two weeks fee is raised to $25.00 per person. Rescheduling program has no fee or penalty

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Behind the Scenes Tours

Get a closer look at the Virginia Living Museum’s animals and exhibits with BEHIND THE SCENES tours of all kinds conducted by members of the Curatorial staff.  This special tour can be customized for families, couples or small groups (not to exceed 9 people). This unique opportunity gives a small group a chance to experience how Animal Welfare staff cares for the animals in an up-close and personal setting.

Call to create your custom tour!

Duration of activity: Tours last 45 minutes. 

Capacity: up to 12 participants

Cost: VLM members $30, non-members $50 (includes museum admission for the day.)

Guest Tip: For ages 7 and above. No strollers. Limited wheelchair access. Please wear flat shoes.

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Fish Fans Only Tour

“Dive” into the aquatic worlds at the Virginia Living Museum. Take a guided tour with one of our Aquarists to hear about & see the fish, crabs & aquatic life that call our tanks home! Our exhibits take you from the Chesapeake Bay to the James River to the Great Dismal Swamp… but now you can learn even more with hands on experience & insider knowledge.

Date: Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday morning at 8:30am.
Duration of activity: 30 minutes with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the Museum.
Capacity: up to 9 participants
Cost: $30 per person for members, $50 per person for non-members (this includes Museum Admission).
Guest Tip: Wear comfy shoes, no age minimum, can accommodate a stroller.

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Garden Lovers Tour

Got a green thumb or know someone who does? Treat them to a walk in our Native Gardens with one of our VLM Horticulturists! Find out what’s blooming on-site as you go behind the “greens” to see how we’re growing native! You might even leave with tricks and tips you can use in your yard/ home garden while understanding the true benefit of planting and growing native plants.

Dates: Available Monday through Fridays- between 3-5pm OR Mondays or Wednesdays between 9-noon. Available Mid April- mid September.
Duration of activity: 30 minutes with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the Museum & Trail.
Capacity: up to 9 participants
Cost: $30 per person for members, $50 per person for non-members (this includes Museum Admission).
Guest Tip: Comfy shoes, lot of walking, no age minimum. We recommend rescheduling in case of extreme, inclement weather but tour can be done inside, if necessary.
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Free Audio Tours – UniGuide App

Access 30 informative audio tours for galleries/exhibits throughout the Museum from your mobile device with the UniGuide app. UniGuide, is a mobile device app that provides its users with free access to hundreds of audio tours of museums and other landmarks.

STEP 1: Install the free UniGuide app (visit www.audiotour.me)

STEP 2: Allow UniGuide to access your location or search by typing “Living”

STEP 3: When you spot an audio stop enter the number and listen