In 1607, settlers landed on the shores of Virginia and called it home, creating the first permanent European settlement. Little did they know that less than half of them would survive the year in this new wilderness. Do you have what it takes to survive? Take a step back into history to find out. American Adventure delivers an effective learning experience. Survival is based on visitor knowledge and ingenuity but also the abilities and priorities of chosen identity.
Learn more about the American Adventure exhibit below:
Groundhog Day Ceremony
February 2 from 11am-12pm
Join Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler for our annual Groundhog Day ceremony, followed by a Super Bowl prediction by the Museum’s own celebrity groundhog, Chesapeake Chuck! Wear your favorite team gear and get ready for the big game.
Virginia Living Museum’s Bacchus Wine and Food Festival
Feb. 8, 2019
The Virginia Living Museum’s 14th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – a 2018 Best of Hampton Roads Gala. Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare and an eclectic mix of live music, entertainment and games, all at the Virginia Living Museum’s 14th annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival. You don’t want to miss this sell-out event. Over 21 of course!
More information and tickets click below:
Dinosaur Discovery Trail
Star Party/Laser Nights
February 9, 2019 at 7 PM – 11:59 PM
Star Party: The Virginia Living Museum offers free star gazing beginning at sunset on the SECOND SATURDAY of every month. Star gazing is weather dependent. The evening also includes a planetarium program and several laser shows. Different bands are featured every month. February 9, 2019 beginning at sunset.
Always so many things to do at the Virginia Living Museum inside AND outside! Check out their playground behind the planetarium, or dig for bones in the huge Dino Discovery outdoor area with life sized Dinosaurs! Animals from fish, snakes, alligator, birds, otters, wolves and eagles. Have lunch, catch a planetarium show and don’t forget a little stop in the awesome museum gift store!
Virginia Living Museum
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23601