This past weekend a local museum celebrated a milestone. The Virginia Living Museum turned the big 5-0! To complete the party though you need to invite people so they invited the whole community to celebrate! The admission was pocket change!
to get out on a Sunday and we were excited to see a new exhibit!
This museum is a great visual story of a variety of species that call Virginia home. Animals ranging from birds to four legged creatures, swimmers to crawlers, scales or fur covered. You are able to touch critters, see animals in their habitat view the stars and learn along the way! There's a store to purchase your souvenirs, a planetarium and a outside trail to get plenty of air as you meet more animals outside.
Little ones got to take a peek at what lives in the water. I'm not sure if they will ever swim again.
The fox was on the move. Animals that move are so much better for kids to observe versus the sleeping less actives ones.
Whose paw print is that? My son had fun touching the prints of animals. His hand was bigger then some and smaller then some. Birds have different feet then the fox. Always having fun and learning while doing it.
The eagles watched us while we watched them. I love seeing these beautiful majestic birds.
Of course the main event for us was the dinosaurs! This exhibit was under construction the last time we were here.
The children were able to get a closer look at a couple toddler dinosaurs. These were strictly look and touch but don't ride.
It takes a lot of patience to dig in a sand box and not play.
There were big and small dinosaurs or maybe it was mom's and babies but I'm not really sure how you tell.
My daughter giving you a size comparison of a leg.
My son giving you a size comparison of a foot print.
Maybe that's not a good enough comparison. After all I think my kids are pretty short.
Overall we had a fun time celebrating a great museum on our Sunday afternoon. Even if we missed the cake! Don't tell the kids.
Find our morning about the museum here.