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October 2022

Homeschool Day Fall 2022

10/05/2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool programs for all ages (Pre-K through 12) with 45-minute programs.  Read the options below and click the Homeschool Day Ticket button in each program to register.

The Pluto Show

  • Time: 10am-10:45am
  • Participants: Ages 8 and up
  • Description: Why is Pluto no longer considered a planet?  Have we ever been able to explore Pluto?  Learn about the amazing New Horizons mission and what it will teach us about the king of the dwarf planets.
  • Capacity: 71
  • Child classroom program and admission: $10.50 (M)/$15.00 (NM)
    Adult classroom program and admission: Free (M)/$18.00 (NM)

The Pluto Show tickets

Foliage, Fragmentation, and Forests

  • Time: 12pm-1:30pm
  • Participants: Ages 12+
  • Description: Forests are vital to a healthy planet, but these important habitats can be overlooked because they are plentiful in our area. Join us to learn about woodland ecosystems, identifying trees, and forest management.
  • Capacity: 30
  • Child lab program and admission: $12.50 (M)/$17.00 (NM)
    Adult admission: Free (M)/$18.00 (NM)

Foliage tickets

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

  • Time: 2pm-3pm
  • Participants: Ages 11 and up
  • Description: Join us as we explore the scientific process through debate and discussion.  Our question: Is the solar system geocentric, or heliocentric?  We’ll explore Galileo’s most famous work in this interactive program.
  • Capacity: 30
  • Child classroom program and admission: $10.50 (M)/$15.00 (NM)
    Adult classroom program and admission: Free (M)/$18.00 (NM)

Dialogue tickets

 


Stargazing October 2022

10/08/2022
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Laser Nights

Looking for some Saturday night fun? Start with a planetarium program. Then experience a sensory extravaganza as laser shows provide music to both the eyes and ears every second Saturday of the month. The museum has an incredible laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the dome. It’s the most amazing light show you’ve ever seen! Plus, there’s music to suit every taste. Different bands are featured every month.

Cost: Members $5, non-members $8 per show.

 


October 8: Stargazing Night

Virginia Skies

Time: 6pm

A live guided tour of the current evening sky with a staff astronomer.

Recommended for all ages.

Virginia Skies tickets

ElectroLaze

Time: 7pm

Recommended: ages 6 and above

The latest craze in music? Electronic Dance Music! Come to the planetarium and experience this incredible trend with ElectroLaze. With amazing music by artists like MSTRKRFT and John Legend, Daft Punk, and Tiesto we guarantee you’ll be dancing in your seat!

This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

Show Playlist

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex
Internet Friends by Knife Party
Raise Your Weapon by Deadmau5
Man on the Run by Dash Berlin
Energy Wizard by Squarepusher


Heartbreaker by MSTRKRFT featuring John Legend
Levels by Avicii
Derezzed by Daft Punk
Chasing Summers by Tiesto
Slam by Pendulum

ElectroLaze tickets

Laser Floyd: The Vision Bell

Time: 8:30pm

Recommended: ages 15 and above

Inspired by the release of 1994’s “The Division Bell,” this Pink Floyd laser show combines their most recent material with some of their oldest.

Some of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.

Please be aware that volume levels during our Pink Floyd program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

Show Playlist

  • Keep Talking
  • One Slip
  • Astronomy Domine
  • Any Colour You Like
  • Brain Damage
  • Eclipse
  • Have a Cigar
  • Wish You Were Here


  • Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)
  • The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  • Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
  • Hey You
  • Is There Anybody Out There?
  • Pigs on the Wing (Part II)
  • One of These Days
  • Hero’s Return

The Vision Bell tickets

Dark Side of the Moon

Recommended: ages 15 and above

From the very beginning of lasers, this album has represented the ultimate in laser show experiences. And it’s still true today. Join us for the seminal laser show experience with one of the most incredible albums of all time. Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.

Some of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable. Please be aware that volume levels during our Pink Floyd program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

Show Playlist

  • Speak to Me
  • Breathe
  • On the Run
  • Time
  • The Great Gig in the Sky


  • Money
  • Us and Them
  • Any Colour You Like
  • Brain Damage
  • Eclipse

Dark Side of the Moon tickets


American Red Cross Blood Drive

10/09/2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The American Red Cross is coming to the Virginia Living Museum on October 9th from 10am to 3pm for a blood drive!

Located next to the main lobby.


Red Wolf Awareness Week 2022

10/17/2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 17-23

Learn more about North America’s most endangered species, the Red Wolf, with a week of educational talks, enrichment toss to wolves, activities, and more! These activities are all included in daily admission or membership.

 


November 2022

22nd Annual James River Striped Bass Tournament

11/12/2022
All Day

The James River Striped Bass Tournament helps further the Virginia Living Museum’s mission in conservation while bettering the environmental education of local children and their families. Every year our loyal sponsors step-up in our community to help ensure the James River Striped Bass Tournament remains the best tournament on the James River!

Begins as early as 6am and lasts all day.

James River Bass Tournament Info

WHAT YOU GIVE:

You will be supporting conservation programs and exhibits at the Virginia Living Museum that teach about the balance of nature and the importance of protecting it. You can be proud that your participation in this fishing tournament will support and educational community resource for our children!


Stargazing November 2022

11/12/2022
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Laser Nights

Looking for some Saturday night fun? Start with a planetarium program. Then experience a sensory extravaganza as laser shows provide music to both the eyes and ears every second Saturday of the month. The museum has an incredible laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the dome. It’s the most amazing light show you’ve ever seen! Plus, there’s music to suit every taste. Different bands are featured every month.

Cost: Members $5, non-members $8 per show.

 


November 12: Stargazing Night

Please note: these programs will be occurring after the annual Oyster Roast (3-6pm) and do not require purchase of Oyster Roast tickets.

Virginia Skies

Time: 6pm

A live guided tour of the current evening sky with a staff astronomer.

Recommended for all ages.

Virginia Skies tickets

Laser Retro

Time: 7pm

LaseRetroLogo02Recommended: ages 6 and above

Totally awesome! Let our lasers take you back to the days of leg warmers, big hair and excellent music! Fun for the whole family, you’ll rock on to music from great ’80s bands like New Order, The Cure and way more. Astonishing laser art is coupled with upbeat rock and pop songs from one of the most exciting periods in mainstream music: the ‘80s! Like, don’t miss it.

This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

Show Playlist

  • Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears
  • One Thing Leads to Another by The Fixx
  • Message in a Bottle by The Police
  • Blue Monday by New Order
  • Rio by Duran Duran
  • Life in a Northern Town by The Dream Academy


  • Never Let Me Down Again by Depeche Mode
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics
  • Just Like Heaven by The Cure
  • She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby
  • Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream) by Icicle Works
  • New Sensation by INXS
  • Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Laser Retro tickets

Laser Metallica

Time: 8:30pm

laser_metallica_posterRecommended: ages 15 and above

Metal meets lasers! And it is intense! The theater shakes with awesome hits like Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, Sad But True and so much more. You’ve never done metal ’til you’ve done it with lasers! Please note that we do not recommend this program for children under the age of 15.

Many of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.

Please be aware that volume levels during our Metallica program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

Show Playlist

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Ain’t My *****
  • One
  • Fuel
  • Nothing Else Matters


  • Master of Puppets
  • Unforgiven II
  • Sad But True
  • Enter Sandman

Laser Metallica tickets

The Wall

Time: 10pm

thewallRecommended: ages 15 and above

The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star named Pink and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, The Wall is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.

Now coupled with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced! Visitors will become lost and spellbound as their senses join this timeless journey.

Please note that we do not recommend this program for children under the age of 15.

Some of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.

Please be aware that volume levels during our Pink Floyd program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

Show Playlist

  • In the Flesh
  • The Thin Ice
  • Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)
  • The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  • Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
  • Mother
  • Goodbye Blue Sky


  • Empty Spaces
  • Young Lust
  • Another Brick in the Wall (Part III)
  • Hey You
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Stop
  • The Trial

The Wall tickets


 

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