Visitors have several opportunities to see the fish and other animals being fed.
|Saturday||10:30am||Otter & Friends Enrichment|
|Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||11:00am||Fish/Turtle Feeding|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||11:00am||Trout Feeding|
|Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||2:00pm||Aquarium Feeding|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||2:00pm||Touch Tank Feeding|
|First Wednesday of the month||2:00pm||Bee Encounter Program|
|Tuesday, Saturday||3:00pm||Behind-the-Scenes $|
|Wednesday||3:00pm||Every Animal Has a Story Tour $|
|Third Thursday of the month||3:00pm||All About Otters $|
*(Enrichment Activity Dependent on Day of the Week)
$(Additional Fee Associated with Activity)
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.
|Saturday||1:00pm||Red Wolf Enrichment|
Bee Encounter Program
Learn about bees, beekeeping, their importance to our food supply and the threats facing bees around the world in this informal program near the Museum’s new beehive. The presenter will be either Andy Westrich, who designed and built the new beehive as a gift to the Museum, or a member of Colonial Beekeepers.
Day/Time: First Wednesday at 2pm.
Cost: Included in Museum admission.
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
Spring & Summer Tours