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Destination: Dinosaurs!

Immerse yourself in the prehistoric world at the Virginia Living Museum!

Discover life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and interactive displays, find relics of the past as you dig for fossils and learn about linkages to the present. Dinosaurs inside the Museum, in the Conservation Gardens and on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail in the woods create an expansive destination. From the towering T-Rex to the tanky Stegosaurus, you’ll encounter creatures that will take your breath away.

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Father's Day

Come celebrate Father’s Day with live animal shows and keeper talks geared towards all things Dad!

Event Time & Location Description
Seahorse Keeper Talk 11:00 AM | Seahorse Nursey in CCC Learn which animals have involved parental care for their young.
Hellbender Keeper Talk 11:30 AM | Hellbender Exhibit Learn how the male hellbender helps to protect eggs and keep the oxygen flowing.
Animal Shows 1:30 PM | How Life Survives Discovery Center Meet one of our ambassador animals and learn how wild animal dad’s care for their young.
Red Wolf Keeper Talk 2:30 PM | Red Wolf Exhibit Learn how male red wolves participate in parental care.

Pollinator Week

Join us as we celebrate National Pollinator Week! Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and learn about the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystem. Be captivated by an enlightening bee talk, where you will gain insights into the fascinating lives of these essential creatures and their significance in sustaining our environment. Plus, you can pick up some of our pollinator-friendly plants that are on sale year-around to take home and create your own buzzing garden.

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