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Freshwater Aquatics Safari

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Time: 8:30m – 5pm

Location: meet at museum, safari is off-site

Cost: $45 per member, $70 per non-member.

Paddle through a beautiful swamp ecosystem in a canoe. Participate in water quality monitoring and sampling techniques to better understand this ecosystem. Experience the specialized plants and animals living in such a unique environment. Must pack lunch and snacks.

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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

Dino on the Loose!

11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Cost: Included with museum admission

Time: 11-11:15 am & 1-1:15pm

Back by popular demand…
Walking T-Rex – Dino on the Loose! Appearances at 11am & 1pm. (for approximately 15 minutes – weather permitting)
Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail!

NOTE: all COVID-19 CDC recommendations will be enforced. Masks required and social distancing practiced indoors and outdoors.

Super Science Live Aug 21st & 22nd

08/21/2021 - 08/22/2021
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Join our amazing astronomers and educators each day at 11:15am & 12:15pm to observe different eye-opening experiments! Check the link below for a specific schedule of experiments (subject to change based on daily conditions)

Click Here for the Full Schedule