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Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful

Experience a close encounter of the reptile kind at the VLM! See a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles on display and in live animal programs.

Exciting exhibitors include Reptile Education of Virginia, featuring the African Spurred Tortoise, Amazon Tree Boa, Blood Python, Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Burmese Python, Gargoyle Gecko, Vietnamese Centipede and New Caledonian Giant Gecko and so much more!

Other exhibitors:
Virginia Herpetological SocietyPartners in Amphibian and Reptile ConservationSandy Bottom Nature ParkVirginia Aquarium Stranding Response ProgramVirginia Master Naturalist Peninsula ChapterWildlife Response, Inc.Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Also, learn about the museum’s citizen science projects such as FrogWatch and Turtle Census. See the differences between venomous and nonvenomous reptiles.  Purchase a Reptile Skin Bookmark or “Snake Painting” by our resident snake, both on sale to benefit our animals.

Plus--Saturday only--back by popular demand, the biggest lizard king of all: The "Walking T-rex – Dino on the Loose" will appear on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail for a 15-minute parade on March 17.
Included in museum admission.

Be sure to check out our special reptile-themed planetarium programs: A Sky Full of Scales and Noisy Neighbors. 

Planetarium shows are $4 plus museum admission.  Tickets available at front desk.

Category: Family Fun

Audience: General family -- all ages of children/adults

Admission: museum admission $20 adults, $15 children 3-12

Additional Info:
Food sold

Event Time:
Mar 17, 20189 AM-5 PM
Mar 18, 20189 AM-5 PM

Event Location:
Virginia Living Museum (handicap accessible)
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News VA, 23601

Host Organization:
Virginia Living Museum (non-profit)
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News VA, 23601

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