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Butterfly Haven

Butterfly Haven

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





International Coastal Cleanup 2023

Litter from our community can make its way into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean – but you can help make a difference! Join the Virginia Living Museum for International Coastal Cleanup as we remove litter from our grounds and Deer Park to prevent it from becoming marine debris. 

  • The event is recommended for ages 11+ due to the areas we will be collecting litter and the length of the event. Participants 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot accommodate strollers at this event due to the off-path areas we will be cleaning.
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes are required (Crocs, sandals, and flip flops are not allowed). We recommend that participants wear long pants, a hat, sunglasses, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and a reusable water bottle. We will provide gloves and trash bags.
  • This event is free, but registration is required. You can register by clicking the link below, or contact our Reservations Office at (757) 595-9135 with questions. 

Help us create trash free seas and a healthier planet for all!

Cleanup Registration