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The Virginia Living Museum is committed to connecting you to nature through our educational experiences that promote conservation.

Special thanks to Bayport for sponsoring our virtual education efforts.



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Facebook Live Schedule

Date Subject Description
May 5th Deer Join the Bird and Mammal Department as they talk about the daily care they provide and fun facts about Orion and Artemis, our white-tailed deer.
May 6th Scott, our Exhibits Coordinator Join Scott, Exhibits Coordinator, as he prepares for for our new exhibit coming in May, Jurassic Giants!
May 12th Walk the Trail Come walk the trail with us and see what animals are out and about!
May 13th Snakes We will be learning all about snakes today! Our Herpetology Department will be here to answer your snake related questions and talk about snake adaptations!
May 19th The Virginia Garden with Darl Join Darl, Lead Horticulturist, as we explore the fruits, vegetables, and native plants of our Virginia Garden.
May 26th (1:15pm) World Otter Day Happy World Otter Day! These spectacular mammals always bring a smile to our face! Join us for the otter feeding and learn how we care for Moe and Molly.

Below are some Video activities to help extend your learning at home. Just click on the title and it will take you to a video from  the Virginia Living Museum YouTube Channel.

Family Fun


Age Specific Activities

Let’s learn together about what an observation is and how to explore the world around us using our 5 senses.

Test the strength of different shapes and try to build a strong structure!

Learn about weather and the water cycle. Create your own cloud in a jar.

Explore the six simple machines and see how they play a role in your daily life. Construct your own Rube Goldberg machine with items you have at home.

Discover how to tell time and detect the Earth’s motions using your own shadow.


Additional Resources:

Check out games, podcasts, fun and real science about animals, plants and space at DragonflyTV.

The Museum is an official NASA Space Place. Check out these neat activities for kids.

The NASA’s Space Place is a partnership between the International Technology Education Association and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


AZA Children’s Picture Books

These books were developed as part of AZA SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) in which the entire AZA-accredited zoo and aquarium community is focusing its conservation science, its wildlife expertise and its 180 million visitors on saving species in the wild.




Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors who annually make it possible to continue our mission of education, conservation and sustainability.

 Deep Creek Landing Marina