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Grab your family and make a date with nature at the Virginia Living Museum!

Each month a VLM educator will introduce a fun way for you and your family to interact with the natural world around us. Collect bugs and examine them up close in your very own bug box or learn about plants and take some home to grow in your own garden.

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VLM Bloodmobile – December 13

Time: 1:15 – 4:15 pm

Right now, the American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage. Give the gift of life! Every drop counts. Come give blood and you’ll receive a $5 Gift Card*, via email. *Restrictions apply, see Terms and conditions apply, visit

To schedule an appointment, visit or call 1-800-733-2767. Sponsor code: VLM

DoDad’s Lab – December 27, 28, 29

DoDad's Lab logoDoDad’s Lab is known as the funniest science show in Central Florida, and we want you to come experience the fun with us! Professor DoDad will be making an appearance right here at the Virginia Living Museum on December 27, 28, and 29! Catch one (or two) shows on either December 27, 28, or 29.

Science is Fun – 11:00 am

Professor DoDad brings fun to learning science principles and STEM education. Enjoy breaking down science by using Observe, Analyze, & Deduce! Experience are the “The Cotton Candy Vortex Rings”, “TP Shooter”, “The One Breath Bag”, and “The Incredible Growing and Shrinking Head”.

Superhero Science – 1:00 pm 

Professor DoDad reveals superhero powers with optical illusions, experiments with sound, light, and even floating a child off the ground! This show features lots of audience participation, family-friendly humor and safe and fun science experiments.

Cost: Included in Museum admission. Museum members free, non-members $20, children ages 3-12 $15. Children ages 2 and under free.

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Stellar Noon Year’s Eve – December 31

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Blast off into the new year with our space adventure-themed Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Come dressed for your space adventure, meet your favorite Star Wars characters and enjoy a variety of fun, spacey activities. Animal shows at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Surprise countdown to noon!

Cost: Included in museum admission.



Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – February 8

Time: 6 – 10 pm

The Virginia Living Museum’s 14th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – a 2018 Best of Hampton Roads Gala – invites you to enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare, and an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment as you mingle with friends amongst the beautiful museum galleries and exhibits.

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