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April 17-18 and 24-25 Spring Native Plant Sale

Public Sale: April 17-18 and April 24-25 9am-4pm

Member ONLY Preview: ON-SITE April 15, 4-6pm

Enjoy our native plant sale ON-SITE and ONLINE.
NOTE: ONLINE ORDERS will be made available as follows.
  • Members ONLY – 4/12– Online ordering opens for Members only. Pickups are Saturday & Sunday, 4/24 & 4/25 from 12:00- 4:30 in a drive-by fashion.
  • Public online – 4/16 – Online pickups are Saturday & Sunday, 4/24 & 4/25 from 12:00- 4:30 in a drive-by fashion.
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Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens. Many of these are excellent plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do well in the landscape, and to educate gardeners about those which are better left in the wild. Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate the area’s weather and serve as food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in the garden.

The sale will be held in the Conservation Garden and also will be held online. The Museum’s knowledgeable horticulture staff will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native plants and help with any particular gardening situations. All plants are nursery propagated and many are not yet available in the commercial nursery trade.
Sale held rain or shine in the Museum’s Conservation Garden.
Admission to the sale is free.

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April 15-22 Earth Day 2021

 

The Virginia Living Museum will celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a week of fun events from the 15th to the 22nd. Observe the animals in special encounters designed to entertain and inform. Take part in activities to learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle our way to a cleaner tomorrow.

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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April 15- LIVE Natural Education(Facebook Live)

Subject:  Vet Talk with Dr. Kelsey Hayden

Time: 2pm

Location: Facebook Live

Dr. Kelsey Hayden joins us to talk about veterinary medicine at the Virgnia Living Museum.

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April 21- LIVE Natural Education (Facebook LIVE)

Subject: Two-Headed Turtle

Time: 2pm

Location: Facebook Live

Our famous two-headed turtle is back to steal the show once again! Our Herpetology department is going to take us for a closer look at this remarkable animal.

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April 24- Dino on the Loose…Double the Dino!

Cost: Included with museum admission

Time: 11-11:15 AND 1-1:15pm

Back by popular demand…
Walking T-Rex – Dino on the Loose! Appearances at 11am and 1pm. (for approximately 15 minutes – weather permitting)
Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail!

NOTE: all COVID-19 CDC recommendations will be enforced. Masks required and social distancing practiced indoors and outdoors.

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April 28- LIVE Natural Education(Facebook Live)

Subject: Turkeys

Time: 2pm

Location: Facebook Live

Britt Sorenson, our Training and Enrichment Coordinator, talks about the importance of training while working with our turkeys.

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May 5- LIVE Natural Education (Facebook Live)

Subject: Deer

Time: 2pm

Location: Facebook Live

Join the Bird and Mammal Department as they talk about the daily care they provide and fun facts about Orion and Artemis, our white-tailed deer.

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May 6- LIVE Natural Education (Facebook Live)

Subject: Scott, our Exhibits Director

Time: 2pm

Location: Facebook Live

Join Scott, Exhibits Coordinator, as he prepares for for our new exhibit coming in May, Jurassic Giants!

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May 12- LIVE Natural Education (Facebook Live)

Subject: Walk the Trail

Time: 2pm

Location: Facebook Live

Come walk the trail with us and see what animals are out and about!

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May 13- LIVE Natural Education (Facebook Live)

Photo credit: Karl Rebenstorf

Subject: Snakes

Time: 2pm

Location: Facebook Live

We will be learning all about snakes today! Our Herpetology Department will be here to answer your snake related questions and talk about snake adaptations!

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May 19- LIVE Natural Education (Facebook Live)

Subject: The Virginia Garden, with Darl

Time: 2pm

Location: Facebook Live

Join Darl, Lead Horticulturist, as we explore the fruits, vegetables, and native plants of our Virginia Garden.

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