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Martin Luthor King Jr. Weekend

01/14/2023 - 01/16/2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the Virginia Living Museum on this holiday weekend to learn more about the diversity of life in Virginia. Explore our exhibits and get first hand knowledge from our staff and volunteers about our habitats and animals.

Saturday & Sunday

Time Program Location
11:00 am Bobcat feeding Outdoor trail
11:30 am Animal show How Life Survives Discovery Center, entry level
12:30 pm Science Sleuths Information Desk, lower level
1:00 pm Otter feeding Outdoor trail
1:30 pm Animal show How Life Survives Discovery Center, entry level
2:00 pm Fish feeding Chesapeake Bay Aquarium, entry level
2:30 pm Science Sleuths Information Desk, lower level

Monday

Time Program Location
10:30 am Trout feeding Mountain Cove, lower level
11:00 am Bobcat feeding Outdoor trail
11:30 am Animal show How Life Survives Discovery Center, entry level
12:00 pm Alligator feeding Cypress Swamp, lower level
12:30 pm Science Sleuths Information Desk, lower level
1:00 pm Otter feeding Outdoor trail
1:30 pm Animal show How Life Survives Discovery Center, entry level
2:30 pm Science Sleuths Information Desk, lower level

Stargazing January 2023

01/14/2023
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.


January 14: 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

Laser Mania

Time: 7pm

Laser-Mania-croppedRecommended: ages 6 and above

Surveying soft rock, pop, and adult contemporary and easy listening music, this fun family laser concert is a beautiful artistic interpretation for all ages. Featuring music from over five decades, hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the dazzling colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights in an immersive visual environment. Laser Mania takes it to the next level with tracks by Weird Al Yankovic, Celine Dion, Beck and many more.

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

Show Playlist

  • Mortal Kombat Theme by The Immortals
  • Blue by Eiffel 65
  • Smooth by Santana
  • Men in Black by Will Smith
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain
  • That’s the Way It Is by Celine Dion
  • Time Warp Medley by Various Artists


  • Desert Rose by Sting
  • Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars by Weird Al Yankovic
  • Mixed Bizness by Beck
  • Under the Milky Way by The Church
  • Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
  • All the Small Things by Blink 182

Laser Mania tickets

Laser Queen

Time: 8:30pm

There can be only one… Laser Queen! Since its World Premiere at Pacific Science Center, Laser Queen has been an instant classic for audiences of all ages. Queen perfected the art of creating the most epic, and immortal rock anthems of all time. Freddie Mercury may be gone, but the Queen saga lives on! The rock will be loud, emotions high, and LASER light bright when we play all the sing-along hits: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Show Playlist

  • Stone Cold Crazy
  • Princes of the Universe
  • Killer Queen
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • We Are the Champions
  • Fat Bottomed Girls
  • Under Pressure
  • We Will Rock You


  • Bicycle Race
  • Another One Bites the Dust
  • Best Friend
  • Flash
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Somebody to Love
  • I Want it All

Laser Queen 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