Opens February 13 – April 11, 2021
The Quaternary Extinction, includes the loss of the animals found in North America at the end of the ice age, such as saber-tooth cats, mammoths, and mastodons. Many of their relatives are still around today – some even live in a habitat along the Virginia Living Museum’s outdoor trail. It is predicted around one million animal and plant species are currently threatened with extinction. Discover how you can help the outlook of our future biodiversity by unearthing extinctions of the past in this temporary exhibit. An interactive fossil discovery quest includes a digital breakout room via QR code. With a quick scan on a mobile device, guests select a fossil on display and attempt to travel back in time to the last Ice Age and solve clues to discover its identity.
Extinctions are not just historical events, they are also happening right now. To protect Earth’s biodiversity in the present day, we can look to the past to learn how ancient life survived.
Summer 2021 – May 29- Sept. 6, 2021
We’re going BIG! Meet GIGANOTOSAURUS!!
Jurassic Giants of the Triassic, Jurassic & Cretaceous periods
Dates: May 29, 2021-September 6, 2021
Experience the largest animatronic dinosaur the Virginia Living Museum has ever featured. Our conservation garden will be the home of Giganotosaurus!
Experience a variety of other roaring, stomping, animatronic dinosaurs in indoor and outdoor galleries! Journey back millions of years to the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and experience life-like dinosaurs around every turn.
Dinosaurs will include indoor and outdoor galleries including the following Dinosaurs:
- T.rex Photo-Op
- Deinonychus Robot
- Edmontosaurus Nest
- Deinonychus Fossil Dig