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For questions on private shows call the Reservations Office at757-595-9135, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.


Daytime shows cost: VLM members free, non-members  $4 plus Museum admission.


List of Shows

For questions on private shows call the Reservations Office at757-595-9135, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.

July 4th Spirit of America Laser Show

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2021 Dates: July 2, 3 & 4

Cost : VLM members free, non-members $4 for ages 3+, 2 & under are free

Please purchase tickets in advance. This show is likely to sell out.

Join us in the Abbitt Planetarium for a celebration of America. Spirit of America mixes great patriotic music with America-inspired rock & roll and songs that have defined American music. Rock on to great artists like John Fogerty, Garth Brooks, Lee Greenwood and so many, many more.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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This program made possible by Heck Industries.

Show Playlist

  • God Bless America by Celine Dion
  • Hoedown by Aaron Copeland
  • Centerfield by John Fogerty
  • Fifties Medley by Various Artists
  • The Star Spangled Banner by KISS
  • Servicemen on Parade by Aaron Copeland
  • Standing Outside the Fire by Garth Brooks
  • Pink Houses by John Cougar Mellencamp
  • Only in America by Brooks & Dunn
  • State Medley by Various Artists
  • God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Quest for Freedom

Date: TBD

Length: 30 minutes

Cost: Admission free, does not include admission to the Museum.

follow-the-drinking-gourd“Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family’s desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way. The program is based on a children’s book, “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This production incorporates historical images from the local region, Winter’s original artwork and music by Lovey Williams into a timeless experience that can be enjoyed by all ages.

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Fright Light October

vlmFrightLightIt’s a howling good time in the Abbitt Planetarium with this frightfully awesome mix of terror-ific tunes! Wild and weird laser images accompany songs from Black Sabbath, Garbage, The Who and so many more! Come enjoy this laser spook-tacular!

Please note that a selected group of the songs listed here will be played at any given show. Your show’s playlist will be determined by your laserist. For more information, contact us at (757) 595-1900

2021 Dates: TBD

Family-friendly shows at 6:30 and 7:30pm, full shows at 8:30 and 9pm.

Fright Light tickets

Cost: Members $3, Non-members $6

Show Playlist

  • Thriller by Michael Jackson
  • Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult
  • Monster Medley by Various Artists
  • Close Encounter of the Third Kind by John Williams
  • Enter Sandman by Metallica
  • Men in Black by Will Smith
  • Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters by Weird Al Yankovic
  • Re: Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton
  • Firestarter by Prodigy
  • Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo
  • Iron Man by Black Sabbath
  • Horror Movie Medley by Various Artists
  • Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd
  • Push It by Garbage
  • Frankenstein by The Edgar Winters Group
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band
  • Feed my Frankenstein by Alice Cooper

Holiday Magic

2021 Dates: TBD (Museum closed Thanksgiving, December 24 and 25)

Time: Days and times vary. Check the calendar.

Holiday Magic is a delightful celebration of the holiday season that the whole family will enjoy!  Featuring timeless classics and songs from the holiday specials we loved as kids, as well as modern holiday music, this show has something for everyone.  Ring in the holiday season with the most amazing light show in town!

Show Playlist

  • Joy to the World
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • The March of the Toy Soldiers
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • Snow Miser
  • Linus and Lucy
  • Up on the Housetop
  • White Christmas
  • The Russian Dance
  • Let it Snow
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24