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The Virginia Living Museum is a place for lifelong learners! Education Director Nicole Burns shares her lessons.

Earth Day Bingo

April 16, 2020 In one week, it will not be just Earth Day… but the 50th Earth Day Celebration in the US! The history of its beginnings and details about our Virtual Earth Day Festival can be found here. As a challenge for all of…

Easter Science Fun w/ Some Peeps

April 12, 2020 Don’t worry, this blog title isn’t a bad mom joke in an attempt to be cool and we are definitely still social distancing in Newport News, VA (#FlattenTheCurve). This blog post is literally about marshmallow Peeps! And boy, do I love marshmallows!…

#BroomChallenge

February 12, 2020 How did you spend your Monday night? If it was spent playing with a broom (and not to sweep), then the title of this post needs no explanation. For others who managed to stay away from the latest internet challenge to hit…

♫ Let It Snow (x3) ♫

December 12, 2019 Looking ahead at the weather, it is almost certain we will not have a white Christmas here in Tidewater Virginia. – This week alone had temps up in the 70s! In case you are new to the region and need some snow…

Survival Wasn’t Trivial in 1607

February 4, 2019 If you are local, you have probably heard a thing or two about Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration of 1619. If not, this is your (one month late) newsflash that our Commonwealth is celebrating 400 years of democracy, diversity, and opportunity. What a great…

What is a Hurricane?

September 14, 2018 With mandatory evacuations and schools closings this week, you cannot go far without someone bringing up the H-word… Hurricanes form over tropical waters when the ocean temperatures are warm (June 1 – November 30) and are the most active when there is…

VLM Educators <3 Our Volunteers

April 20, 2018 Happy National Volunteer Week! At the Virginia Living Museum, our volunteers outnumber our employees almost 5:1. They are the heart and soul of the VLM, but you all probably already know this from any interaction you may have had with them at…