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Groundhog

Chesapeake Chuck is the Virginia Living Museum resident groundhog. Watch for him every February 2nd when he predicts Hampton Roads weather with WAVY-TV Meteorologist, Jeremy Wheeler. The ability of the famous Punxsutawney Phil to accurately forecast weather may be questionable, but early February is a good…

Turtle

The climb-in turtle is a favorite with kids and adults. It is located on the upper level of the Museum.

LOVE Sign

See the LOVEwork at the Virginia Living Museum, created as part of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2016. The L shows the otter on the museum’s logo, representing the many mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians native to Virginia on exhibit at the VLM….

Log

The interactive forest log sculpture is located on the lower level of the Museum, outside the Cypress Swamp exhibit.

Frog

“Heroic Size Frog” is a favorite for kids to touch and climb on. The sculpture was created by William H. Turner and is located on the lower level of the museum outside of the Cypress Swamp exhibit.. William H. Turner and David H. Turner, father…

Gateway to Nature

Artisans in the sheet metal shop at Newport News Shipbuilding designed and created wildlife-themed gates “The Gateway to Nature” for the Virginia Living Museum’s Conservation Gardens in August 2009. Designed by Production Control Planner Kenny Edwards, the gates contain more than a dozen animals in…

Great Blue Heron Pair

“Great Blue Heron Pair” honors long-time Museum supporter Mari Ann Banks in celebration of her 75th birthday on February 17, 2017. The sculpture was created by David H. Turner and gifted by Charles A. Banks the III. It is located in front of the waterfall…

Fisherman II

The otter sculpture named “Fisherman II” is dedicated to Page Hayhurst for her hard-work and leadership as Executive Director from 2005-2016. The sculpture was created by David H. Turner and is located next to the otter habitat. William H. Turner and David H. Turner, father…

Bobcats

The sculpture of bobcats chasing a hare was created by William H. and David H. Turner. It can be found at the front of the Museum, located in the left shrubbery. It was donated by Museum founder Harry Wason to celebrate the opening of the…