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Oct 16

Night of the Living Museum is Non-Scary Family Fun

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 8:38 AM by Communications Department

Returns for 18th Year for Two Nights – October 20 & 21

Are you ready for a “wild” night of spooky animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving, pirates and princesses?  Night of the Living Museum returns to the Virginia Living Museum for the 18th year on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a non-scary Halloween event for families with kids ages 12 and under.
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There will be lots of things to see and do! See live animal shows; explore carved jack-o-lanterns; learn about spiders and other creepy crawlies in the lab. Visit the tooth fairy and other princess favorites in fairyland.  Venture into the cave to find pirates and their treats for young trick-or-treaters. Or, take a nighttime hike along the outdoor boardwalk and stop by the Dinosaur Discovery Trail to see the “Prehistoric Prom” by night - weather permitting, of course!

Families are asked to wear their favorite costumes, and trick-or-treating takes place throughout the museum.  Look for the large inflatable characters on the garden lawn for that perfect photo op with your Halloween costume! The museum is closing at 4 p.m. on both days to prepare and decorate. The Wild Side Café and the Wild Things Museum Store will be open all evening.

Tickets for museum members are $10 per person and non-member tickets are $15 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Front Desk ticket sales end at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Online sales continue until the event sells out. Tickets will not be sold at the door the evening of the event but are available online.

The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News.  For more information visit or call 757-595-1900.