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HOLIDAY SHOPPING Members ONLY at the Wild Things Museum Store

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Annual Holiday Sale – Nov. 27- Dec. 4, 2020

  • 30% off for VLM members
  • 35% off for VLM volunteers

Fine Jewelry Sale, December 12- 19, 2020

  • All fine jewelry over $30 will be 30% off for VLM members and 20% for non-members


Owl Be Home Walk 2020

Date: December 12, 2020

Cost: FREE for members, $4 for non-members

Time: 9am-11am with ticket slots every 15 minutes (reserve tickets in advance, as event will SELL OUT! Tickets on sale Nov. 20)

FREE to our members, come celebrate the holiday season at the Virginia Living Museum! On the outdoor trail, you’ll spot Santa, a couple elves, and some special animal friends. Inside, there will be a grab and go craft to take home, as well as a candy treat and a letter drop-off to Santa! Bring a warm winter coat, a letter for Santa, and the holiday spirit. The event will be on December 12 from 9am-11am, and make sure you reserve tickets in advance as it will SELL OUT!

Note: All COVID-19 CDC regulations will be in place, such as social distancing, mask-wearing indoors, and hand sanitizer locations throughout the museum.


Monthly Member Perks

We LOVE our members! To show our appreciation for their support, we are now offering monthly member perks!


Member Perks|Movies and Exclusive Activities

Abbitt Planetarium Presents: Supervolcano  WATCH NOW

Abbitt Planetarium Presents: Zula Patrol |Under the Weather  WATCH NOW

Abbitt Planetarium Presents: Solar SuperStorms WATCH NOW

Draw a T.rex! Silver Plume Exhibitions Presents:How to Draw a T. rex with Julius Csotonyi! Please join us along with the Tiny Titans exhibit creators in witnessing the fusion of art and science. The team at Silver Plume Exhibitions is offering several workshops offered by professional paleo-artists. Follow the prehistoric world while expressing your artistic side by visiting Silver Plume Exhibitions!We would love to see your drawings! Please share your art with us on social media or by replying to this email. Enjoy!


How to Help?

How can I best support the VLM today?
Renew your membership with us while holding to the one year expiration date.  As a non-profit, we at the Virginia Living Museum remain committed to our mission of connecting people to nature. Now, more than ever, the critical need for funding is paramount to sustaining the 250+ species who call the museum home. By choosing this option, you will be using your membership purchase to fully assist us in protecting what is precious.

What does this mean for my Membership?

How can I continue with my needed support without losing time?
We understand that you would like to support the VLM as we continue to care for our animals, but may not want to compromise visitation time. If you so choose, once the museum reopens, additional time will be added to your membership to ensure you have a full twelve months connecting with nature!


As a non-profit Virginia Living Museum’s closure has a significant financial impact on the Museum and most critically – funds needed to provide essential daily care and food for our 250 living animal species. Our amazing Animal Welfare & Conservation staff continue to deliver the highest level of care to our Animal Ambassadors, providing diets and medical care daily. We may be closed- but our needs remain the same.  Donate Now