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June 11 | Stargazing

The Virginia Living Museum offers free stargazing beginning at sunset on the second Saturday of every month. Stargazing is weather dependent. Several telescopes are set up on the grounds and staff astronomers are available to help visitors identify objects in the night sky.

Due to the close proximity, guests are required to wear masks while operating the telescope.

Additionally, the museum has an incredible laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the dome.

More info and tickets

June 18 – September 18 | Amazing Pollinators

Pollinators are everywhere! They play a vital part in our world’s ecosystem, and are an incredibly varied group.

Amazing Pollinators is a visually-stunning, game-based, role-play adventure immersing audiences in the colorful and diverse world of pollinator/plant relationships.

Developed in collaboration with the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the exhibit weaves fascinating stories with urgent messages about pollinators, the critical work they do, and their importance to people and planet.

More exhibit info

June 24 | Pajama Jam

Time: 6pm-9pm

Price: $17/Non-member, $15/member, ages 2 & under free

Join the VLM for a night of family fun with the Bugs, Butterflies & Bees Pajama Jam! We will be hosting all sorts of pollinator-themed arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, snacks, dancing and games!

Children must be accompanied by adults.

Pajama Jam sign up

June 26, July 9 & 16 | Turtle Census

The Virginia Living Museum Education and Herpetology staff conduct a multi-year research project to monitor the population changes of freshwater turtles in a local watershed over time. Now you can take part in this activity and learn all about how turtle populations change and are affected by our local environment.

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