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Aug 24

Walk with the Keeper

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 8:28 AM by Communications Department

Behind the scenes at Virginia Living Museum

VLM logoEarly morning on Tuesday, August 29 be prepared for a unique experience to Walk with the Keeper. See what happens before the Virginia Living Museum opens for the day as the animal keeper leads guests through the exhibits to wake up the animals, experience their morning feedings and help ready them for a wild day!

Visit parts of the museum where guests are not allowed including the animal holding areas and the food prep facility. Witness otter, coastal aviary, turkey, bobcat or wolf enrichment activities (pending availability) that encourage and stimulate natural behaviors in the animals through sight, smell, taste, touch, and interaction.

VLM otterThe tour begins promptly at 8:15 a.m. so be sure to arrive by 8 a.m. Please wait at the front glass doors for the Keeper to arrive.  It is important to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the current weather conditions. In addition to museum admission, the cost for these tours is $12 for museum members and $14 for non-members. Tours last 45 minutes and are for those ages four and above. The group is limited to 12 guests. Tickets must be purchased by 4 p.m. the evening before.

The Virginia Living Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News.  For more information, call the Virginia Living Museum at 757-595-1900 or visit the museum’s website.