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RAAW – Reptiles and Amphibians Weekend

Reptiles and Amphibians Weekend March 26-27


  • General admission: $22.95 per adult (ages 13 & up) on Saturday, $21.95 per adult on Sunday, $14.95 per child 3-12, children 2 & under free
  • Included with membership
  • additional programs may have additional cost, listed below

Experience a close encounter of the reptile and amphibian kind at the Virginia Living Museum. See a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles and amphibians on display and in live animal programs. See the differences between venomous and nonvenomous reptiles, and learn about reptile and amphibian care and enrichment, and tips on owning reptiles or amphibians as pets.

Guest exhibitors includes:


Saturday Tickets | Sunday Tickets

Also, learn about the museum’s citizen science projects such as FrogWatch and Turtle Census.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Each Tour is approximately 45 minutes long.
Click on the desired tour time below to purchase tickets.
Day Morning Afternoon
Saturday 11:00am-11:45am 3:00pm-3:45pm
Sunday 11:00am-11:45am 3:00pm-3:45pm
Price: $65/non-member, $45/member.
Experience an up close peek into what goes on behind the scenes and what it takes to care for our scaly and slippery friends.  Chat with our team of Herpetology experts and get an exclusive meet and greet with our off-exhibit animals. Book today as spots are limited and are filling up fast. Prices will increase on March 20th.

Be sure to check out our special amphibian-themed planetarium program: Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story.

Schedule of Events


Time: Program
10am Rainbow Puppet Show
11am Behind The Scenes Tour
11:30am Live Animal Program
12:30pm Live Animal Program
12:30pm Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story
1pm Swamp Turtle Feeding
1:30pm Live Animal Program
2:30pm Live Animal Program
3pm Behind The Scenes Tour



Time: Program
10:30am Live Animal Program
11am Behind The Scenes Tour
11:30am Live Animal Program
12:30pm Live Animal Program
12:30pm Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story
1pm Alligator Feeding
1:30pm Live Animal Program
2:30pm Rainbow Puppet Show
3pm Behind the Scenes Tour


Rainbow Puppet Show - Really Radical Reptile Revue

Come learn all about creepy crawly silly fun! This family friendly puppet presentation will show our younger audiences just how amazing reptiles can be!

Thanks to the Newport News Arts Commission

Animal Feeding

Our swamp turtles and Alligator need a lot of food- come see just what they eat, how they eat it, and loads of other questions our Herpetology staff are happy to answer!

Live Animal Program

Join our Educators for an up close look at some of our riveting reptiles and amazing amphibians!

Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story

Discover the danger faced by amphibians and how you can help save them in this multimedia planetarium presentation.

Cost: $4 per non-member ages 3 & up, free for members and ages 2 & under. Tickets required for all attendees.

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Saturday Tickets | Sunday Tickets