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Mysteries of the Mesozoic Family Night and Camp Out

05/28/2021 - 05/29/2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 am

Family Night

Time: May 28th 6:45-9:20pm (doors open 6:30pm,  program begins at 6:45pm)


Child Member/Non-Member: $25/$30 Ages 6-17; Children 5 and under are not permitted to attend.

Adult Member/Non-Member: $15/$20

Unearth evidence about a mysterious dinosaur fossil by becoming a paleontologist. Explore real-life fossils, interpret dinosaur trackways, and even meet a modern day dinosaur relative in this hands-on family fun adventure. We can’t solve the mystery without you!

Camp Out For Families

Time: May 28th 6pm – May 29th 9am (camping guests admitted to set up tents at 6pm before official program begins at 6:45pm)


Family Night and Camp Out (additional)

Tent plot Member/Non-Member: $75/$125

Want to extend your roaring good time? Camp beneath the stars – and next to our Giganotosaurus – on the lawn! Enjoy a light continental breakfast in the morning and an exclusive animal encounter before returning to the Museum with included admission for the first day of the Jurassic Giants exhibit. (Limited spaces available. Must provide all of your own camping gear. Tents cannot have a footprint larger than 8ft x 8ft. Rain or shine.)

Includes light continental breakfast, exclusive animal encounter and Museum admission the next day.

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Memorial Day Weekend

05/29/2021 - 05/31/2021
All Day

Location: throughout the museum

Come join the Virginia Living Museum to celebrate the beginning of Summer with these programs – some returning, some brand new!

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Jurassic Giants

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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:

  • Giganotosaurus
  • Suchomimus
  • T.rex Photo-Op
  • Deinonychus Robot
  • Edmontosaurus
  • Edmontosaurus Nest
  • Euoplocephalus
  • Rogops
  • Styracosaurus
  • Therizinosaurus
  • Deinonychus Fossil Dig


Jurassic Giants