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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

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


Visitors have several opportunities to see the fish and other animals being fed, enrichment activities for animals in their habitats and unique tour experiences that take you behind the scenes.


Tuesday and Saturday 3:00 pm Behind-the-Scenes
Wednesday 3:00 pm Every Animal Has a Story Tour
Third Thursday of the month 3:00 pm All About Otters


Tours are not included in Museum admission and require additional fee. 
  +(Summer Seasonal Tours)



Tuesday,  Thursday 11:00 am Cypress Swamp Fish Feeding
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am Trout Feeding
Saturday 11:00 am Swamp Turtle Feeding
Friday 12:30 pm Snapping Turtle Feeding
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2:00 pm Chesapeake Bay Tank Feeding
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00 pm Horseshoe Crab Feeding


Saturday 10:30 am Otter and Friends
Thursday 3:00 pm Scuba Program


The following schedule will be followed for the animal enrichment at 1pm every day, subject to weather or exhibit issues beyond our control. Enrichment activities are designed to elicit natural behaviors: to encourage the animals to forage and work for their food, patrol their territory on the lookout for other animals, and just be more active in general. Mental stimulation is so important because the Museum’s animals don’t have to deal with the everyday issues of living in the wild.



Monday 1:00 pm Coyote Enrichment
Tuesday, Friday 1:00 pm Vulture Enrichment
Thursday, Sunday 1:00 pm Otter Enrichment
Wednesday 1:00 pm Snapping Turtle Enrichment
Saturday 1:00 pm Red Wolves Enrichment


Special Tours

Get a closer look at the Virginia Living Museum’s animals and exhibits with specialty tours of all kinds conducted by members of the Museum’s Curatorial staff.  Go behind-the-scenes, walk with the keeper, see our animal clinic and what it takes to be a vet, hear the stories of our animals before they joined us and so much more!  Special Tours are offered for an additional fee and are offered year-round and even more added during Summer months.

Year Round Tours


Summer Seasonal Tours