Virginia Living Museum
Astronomy Adventures for Groups
How about a Night at the Museum??? You arrive Friday at 6:30pm and stay overnight until Saturday morning at 9am.
Spend a Friday night sleepover and learn about all things celestial or focus on a specific astronomy scout requirement. Camp out overnight inside the museum and learn about all things astronomy!
visit the observatory for some live stargazing (weather permitting), take in a great planetarium show in the Abbitt Planetarium, make some cool crafts and so much
more. Plus you get to sleep in the museum's exhibits! What could be more fun?
Cub Scouts....you could earn an Astronomy Academics Pin or meet a belt loop requirement on certain nights! Bring your entire troop/pack along and receive a special discount. These adventures are great for special birthdays, youth groups and scouting troops.
Reservations: Reservations are made on a first come basis and must be made 30 days in advance. Dates fill very quickly. (Groups smaller than 25 may be combined with other small groups to meet the minimum number).
|Reservations may be made in
person, or by phone, using MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit card.
Inquiries can be made by emailing Reservations.
For more information, or to make a reservation, call the Reservations
Coordinator at 757-595-9135 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Limited
Astronomy Camp-In Available dates for 2012-13 school year:
February 22 – 23, 2013 Astronomy Focused Camp-In FULL
March 1 – 2, 2013 Aerospace Family Camp-In FULL
April 26 – 27, 2013 Astronomy Focused Camp-In FULL
May 31 – June 1, 2013 Space Exploration Family Camp-In FULL
New this year!
Scouts have the option to register individually or by Scout troop.
For Scout Troops: $30 per child with 1 adult free for every 5 children. Additional adults $20. Troops must book with a minimum $100 deposit to hold their spaces. Balance must be paid 2 weeks before the event.
Note: Curriculum on specific nights may meet Boy Scout belt loop or pin requirements. (see below)
February 22 - 23, 2013: meets Cub Scout Astronomy Academics Pin requirements
April 26 - 27, 2013: meets Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop requirements
For General Public: $35 per child (age 4 – 17), $25 per adult (age 18 and over). Children may not attend without adults. Children under the age of four may attend for free but MUST be accompanied by a PAID adult who is responsible only for that one child. Member families receive one free adult (must pay for a $35 child admission to receive the free adult, only one free adult per member household). Advanced payment is required.
Cancellation: Groups and individuals may cancel up to two weeks prior to the camp-in and receive a full refund. If the museum cancels, full refunds will be issued.
Minimum Participants: 30 people (adults and children)
Maximum participants: 70 kids and adults (may be extended if needed)