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Celebrate Endangered Species

Come learn about endangered species, including which ones we host here at the VLM, as well as what can be done to help protect species at risk!

This event will include hands on activities and specialized keeper talks throughout the day and is included in your membership or day pass to the museum.

Time Event Location
10:30 AM Red Wolf Enrichment Activity Red Wolf Exhibit
11:00 AM Deer Feeding Outdoor Trail
11:30 AM Education Animal Show Upper Level Discovery Center
12:00 PM Endangered Species Tour Meet at Front Desk, tickets must be purchased in advance
12:00 PM Sturgeon Keeper Talk James River Gallery
12:30 PM Otter Feeding Outdoor Trail
1:00 PM Education Science Sleuth Lower Level Information Desk
1:30 PM Herpetology Keeper Talk
How Life Survives Discovery Center
1:30 PM Solar System Odyssey Wason Education Center
2:00 PM Chesapeake Bay Aquarium Feeding
All day Scavenger Hunt Throughout museum, trail
All day Collections Table Upper Level Atrium
All day Monarch Butterfly Migration Game Upper Level Atrium
All day Red Wolf Information Display Red Wolf Gazebo

Endangered Species Tour

Endangered Species Tour

Join a special behind the scenes tour with James Weinpress, Senior Director of Living Exhibits, as he highlights the endangered species who reside here at the Virginia Living Museum. You will learn more about the specific care they receive and how these animals serve as important ambassadors for their species and conservation.

Date: Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Capacity: up to 8 participants

Guest Tip: Comfortable shoes, note that tour will go near a diet prep area where carnivore food such as meat, mice, and fish may be being prepared.

Endangered Species Tour tickets


Join us for FrogWatch – a community science program to help monitor frog populations! Practice identifying over 20 unique frog calls and learn about frog conservation. After learning the calls, you will be able to help monitor and submit data about local frog populations. Training is 2 parts and you must attend both parts.

Training time: 2pm-4pm

1st Training date: May 21st.

2nd Training date: June 4th (2-4pm). Signup will be shared after the 1st training.

Minimum age: 11 years old. Children ages 11-14 must have an adult present. Registration is required.

May 21st training