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Mar 07

Native and Exotic Reptiles Return to Virginia Living Museum

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 8:44 AM by Communications Department

Reptiles! Bizarre and Beautiful only March 17 & 18

Reptiles! Bizarre and Beautiful returns to the Virginia Living Museum on March 17 and 18 for two days only. In addition to a variety of native and exotic reptiles on display and in live animal shows, visitors will have a chance to meet and experience live reptiles on exhibit from the Virginia Herpetological Society, the Virginiarep 2 Aquarium Stranding Team, Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Virginia Master Naturalists, and Reptile Education of Virginia. The additional exhibits feature the African Spurred Tortoise, Amazon Tree Boa, Blood Python, Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Burmese Python, Gargoyle Gecko, Vietnamese Centipede and New Caledonian Giant Gecko and more. 

There will be hands on activities, collection kiosks, conservation station, a scavenger hunt and other activities. This is a great time to learn about the museum’s citizen science projects such as FrogWatch and the Turtle Census, and see the differences between venomous and non-venomous reptiles. 

Also, at 3 pm Saturday and Sunday, a special Reptile Weekend Behind-the-Scenes Tour will give you a chance to meet the museum’s newest loggerhead sea turtle. A limited number of 12 tickets are available per tour. Reptile Weekend is included in museum admission Behind-the-Scenes tours are $12 for members and $14 plus admission for non-members. To purchase behind the scenes tour tickets or for a complete schedule of events go to Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful website

The Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., in Newport News. For more information visit the Virginia Living Museum or call 757-595-1900. You can also find the Virginia Living Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.