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Celebrate Earth Day 2021

04/17/2021 - 04/18/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Included in Admission.  Members free.

The Virginia Living Museum will celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a animal and plant themed opportunities April 17, 18 and 22. Observe the animals in special encounters designed to entertain and inform. Take part in activities to learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle our way to a cleaner tomorrow.


Animal Enrichment Special Earth Day Schedule

Environmental Enrichment is the process of enhancing over-all captive animal welfare by providing appropriate activities. Reserve your ticket to any of the following animal encounters to get a closer look at the ways in which we care for our critters, keeping them happy and healthy! All programs are 45 minutes long.

Note: Schedule is subject to change


Date Program Time Price
4/17 Planting Native for Wildlife 10am $15/member, $35/non-member
4/17 Opossum Encounter 12:30pm $30/member, $50/non-member
4/18 Planting Native for Wildlife 10am $15/member, $35/non-member
4/18 Opossum Encounter 12:30pm $30/member, $50/non-member
4/22 Bobcat Encounter 1pm $30/member, $50/non-member


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Spring Native Plant Sale- Public Sale

04/17/2021 - 04/18/2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Public Sale: April 17-18 and April 24-25 9am-4pm

(MEMBER PREVIEW ONLY – April 15, 4-6pm)

Enjoy our native plant sale ON-SITE and ONLINE.
NOTE: ONLINE ORDERS on  will open as follows. Shop today!
  • Members ONLY – 4/12- Online ordering opens for Members only. Pickups are Saturday & Sunday, 4/24 & 4/25 from 12:00- 4:30 in a drive-by fashion.
  • Public online – 4/16 – Online pickups are Saturday & Sunday, 4/24 & 4/25 from 12:00- 4:30 in a drive-by fashion.

Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens. Many of these are excellent plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do well in the landscape, and to educate gardeners about those which are better left in the wild. Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate the area’s weather and serve as food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in the garden.

The sale will be held in the Conservation Garden and also will be held online. The Museum’s knowledgeable horticulture staff will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native plants and help with any particular gardening situations. All plants are nursery propagated and many are not yet available in the commercial nursery trade.
Sale held rain or shine in the Museum’s Conservation Garden.
Admission to the sale is free.

Spring Native Plant Sale- Public Sale