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Join Us for Reptiles: Bizarre and Beautiful! (March 17th &18th)

March 4, 2018

March has officially arrived which means St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! While many of you may already have plans to party the night away, you might be looking for something fun to do to pass the time leading up to the festivities. Why sit around waiting at home when you can visit the Virginia Living Museum for our annual Reptile Weekend event?!

St. Patrick may have driven all the snakes out of Ireland, but there will be plenty of serpents on display at the VLM, alongside countless species of lizards, turtles, and even crocodilians! The two day event will feature reptiles from all over the world, presented by organizations including Sandy Bottom Nature Park, the Virginia Herpetological Society, and Reptile Education of Virginia. Join our dedicated herpetology staff for exciting behind-the-scenes tours, and see first hand how our own reptiles and amphibians are cared for everyday. Attend scheduled feedings and enrichment programs (listed below) to see our animals in action, or relax and enjoy a presentation by our talented education staff! Visit the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Team, and discover what simple changes you can make to help protect marine species like the loggerhead sea turtle. Get up close and personal with a venomous snake, and discover how some of the deadliest snakes on the planet are now saving human lives everyday! Got the kids stuck at home for spring break? We have crafts, scavengers hunts, and activities for all ages! Everyone will find something to enjoy at Reptile Weekend!

You’ll even get to see the beautiful boy pictured here!

Reptile weekend is all about celebrating the scaly side of life! See (and even touch!) some of the most amazing creatures from around the globe, and discover the beauty in these often maligned animals! So join us for a weekend of fun, learning, and reptiles!

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 SUNDAY, MARCH 18
11:00 Animal Show (lab) 11:00 Animal Show (lab)
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 (planetarium) 12:30pm Noisy Neighbors (planetarium)
1:00 Enrichment (Swamp Turtles)* 1:00 Enrichment (Alligator)*
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 Noisy Neighbors (planetarium) 2:30pm Noisy Neighbors (planetarium)
3:00pm Animal Show (lab) 3:00pm Animal Show (lab)
3:30pm A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium) 3:30pm A Sky Full of Scales (planetarium)

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