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.
Guests will experience the beauty of the seasonal BUTTERFLY HAVEN, a 14′ wide x 10′ tall x 14′ long butterfly enclosure located alongside the Virginia Garden just outside the Wason Education Center.
The exciting new exhibit will engage guests of all ages as they immerse themselves in a world of butterflies and plants!
The house will support the Museum’s conservation efforts to preserve pollinating species such as the Monarch Butterfly. The initiative also supports education and awareness for the challenged annual Monarch butterfly migration due to deforestation in Mexico, extreme climate fluctuations in North America, and the growth of herbicide-based agriculture destroying crucial milkweed flora in the Midwest.
Cost: included in museum admission
Come check out the Prime 757 food truck, on site from 11am-3pm!
Cost: Members $5, non-members $8 per show.
What makes a meteor instead of a comet? Want to touch a real meteor? Celebrate Meteor Day with us by learning all about meteors! Meteor activities are free to participate in.
Recommended: ages 6 and above
Hear some of today’s hottest pop artists combined with awesome laser effects! This combination of electronic pop music and visual thrills will have you shaking in your seat. A great show for the entire family.
This program is family-friendly: Inappropriate song lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.
Recommended: ages 15 and above
Metal meets lasers! And it is intense! The theater shakes with awesome hits like Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, Sad But True and so much more. You’ve never done metal ’til you’ve done it with lasers! Please note that we do not recommend this program for children under the age of 15.
Many of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable.
Please be aware that volume levels during our Metallica program will be high and the imagery can be intense.
Dark Side of the Moon
Recommended: ages 15 and above
From the very beginning of lasers, this album has represented the ultimate in laser show experiences. And it’s still true today. Join us for the seminal laser show experience with one of the most incredible albums of all time. Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.
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.