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 July 25 and Aug 29||8:15am||Walk with the Keeper $+|
|Saturday||10:30am||Otter & Friends Enrichment|
|Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||11:00am||Fish/Turtle Feeding|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||11:00am||Trout Feeding|
|Monday July 10 and Aug 14||12 noon and 2:00pm||Be a Vet Walk & Talk $+|
|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 (hive temporarily under construction, check back in the spring)|
|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 $|
|Tuesday and Saturday||3:00pm||Behind-the-Scenes $|
|Thursdays through Aug 31||3:00pm||Endangered Encounter $+|
|Fridays through Aug 25||3:00pm||Turtle Talk and Tour $+|
$(Additional Fee Associated with Activity)
*(Enrichment Activity Dependent on Day of the Week)
+(Summer Seasonal Tours)
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|
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
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.