9:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 18 – September 18, 2022
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.
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Time: 11:30am & 2:30pm, Friday-Sunday (May 30 – September 5)
Duration: 15 minutes
These daily science demonstrations will help guests learn about pollinators and the role they play in the ecosystem. The program discussions include:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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.
NOTE: The evening also includes a planetarium program and several laser shows. Shows are $5 for VLM members, $8 for non-members.
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.
A live guided tour of the current evening sky with a staff astronomer.
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Experience an amazing journey through music paired with stunning laser animations.
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
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Karn Evil 9 by Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Head Over Feet by Alanis Morrisette
Rock Lobster by The B-52s
Firestarter by Prodigy
Under the Milky Way by The Church
Papua New Guinea by The Future Sounds of London
Spiderwebs by No Doubt
Foreplay by Boston
Champagne Supernova by Oasis
The End of the World by REM
Torn by Creed
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
One of These Days by Pink Floyd
Recommended: ages 15 and above
Over forty years ago the three prophets of Rush foretold an intergalactic war on their prog-rock album, 2112. They predicted that in the year 2062, the universe will finally find peace — and oppression — as the Solar Federation unifies warring planets and instates the music-hating Priests of the Temples of Syrinx as overlords. Everything will change, however, in 2112 when an optimistic free-thinker finds a “strange musical device” and martyrs himself while attempting to bring melody to the stars.
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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.
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