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RAAW – Reptiles and Amphibians Weekend

Reptiles and Amphibians Weekend March 21-22

Cost:  Included in Museum admission. Non-members Adults $20, children (ages 3-12) $15.


Experience a close encounter of the reptile and amphibian kind at the Virginia Living Museum. See a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles and amphibians on display and in live animal programs.

Guest exhibitors includes:

Also, learn about the museum’s citizen science projects such as FrogWatch and Turtle Census. See the differences between venomous and nonvenomous reptiles. Plus, purchase a Reptile Skin Bookmark, paintings from our reptiles and amphibians, or animal themed merchandise that will be on sale to benefit our animals.

Reptile Weekend is included in museum admission.

Be sure to check out our special reptile themed planetarium programs:  A Sky Full of Scales and Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story.

Cost of planetarium shows: VLM members free, non-members $4 plus admission.  Planetarium schedule and tickets available at front desk.

See last year’s photos on Facebook.

Schedule of Events

11:00 Swamp Turtle Enrichment 11:00 Alligator/Snapping Turtle Enrichment
11:30am A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium) 11:30am A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium)
12:00 Animal Show (lab) 12:00 Animal Show (lab)
12:30pm Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story (planetarium) 12:30pm Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story (planetarium)
1:00 Animal Show (lab) 1:00 Animal Show (lab)
1:30pm A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium) 1:30pm A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium)
2:00 Animal Show (lab) 2:00 Animal Show (lab)
2:30pm Virginia Skies (planetarium) 2:30pm Virginia Skies (planetarium)
3:00pm Animal Show (lab) 3:00pm Animal Show (lab)
3:30pm Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story (planetarium) 3:30pm Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story (planetarium)

*This weekend only, Reptile Enrichments will be done in place of the normal 11:00 am animal enrichment.  

Turtle-tastic Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Saturday, March 21 – 3:00 pm

Join our Herpetology staff for an exciting, exclusive peek at what goes on behind the scenes to care for our scaly friends. Plus, be the first to meet some of our animals who aren’t quite ready to go on exhibit yet!

Purchase Tickets


  • Venomous vs. Nonvenomous exhibit
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Collections kiosk
  • Conservation Station
  • Educational displays