Special Events at the Virginia Living Museum
Star Party/Lasers with Music Dec. 14
Free stargazing begins at sunset. Enjoy a performance by the Salvation Army Brass Band from 6 to 7pm.
Choose among six shows in the Abbitt Planetarium: "Laser Holidays" at 5:30pm, "Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star" at 6:30pm, "Virginia Skies" at 7:30pm, "Laser Mania" at 8:30pm, and a Pink Floyd double feature: "The Wall" at 10pm and "Dark Side of the Moon" at 11:30pm.
The Wild Side Café will be open.
Cost: VLM members $3 per show, non-members $6. Double feature $5 members, $10 non-member
Holiday Evening in the Planetarium Dec. 21
Get into the holiday spirit with two shows in the Abbitt Planetarium. "Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star," showing at 6:30pm, retraces the steps of the Magi. "Laser Holidays," showing at 7:30pm, pairs music of the season with dazzling laser effects.
Cost: VLM members $3 per show, non-members $6. Double feature $5 members, $10 non-members
Dec. 31: High Noon Year's Eve Celebration
11am - 1pm
whole family can enjoy this day-time western-themed New Year’s celebration celebrating the Year of the Horse. Come dressed as a cowpoke. Meet
Bubbles the Clown and special animal friends from the Teeny Tiny
Farm. Make crafts, play games and enjoy fun activities.
Time: 11am to 1pm. Museum open 9am-5pm.
Cost: Museum admission required. Most activities require a additional fee. Bring your quarters to purchase individual activity tickets or purchase a wrist band for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. A wristband guarantees unlimited access for kids to games, crafts and activities.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.
Join the Museum in helping the Red Cross meet their great need for blood donors.
It only takes 45-60 minutes to donate blood. If you can help, please schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code "VLM". The appointment you make will assure you are able to start and finish on time. While all blood types are needed, O-, A- and B- are in very short supply and desperately needed.
Blood donors will receive free drinks for the day at the museum's Wild Side Cafe, you will receive a Red Cross t-shirt. PLUS, presenting donors will receive a $2 discount for up to four people to the VLM.
Bacchus Wine & Food Festival - Feb. 7
6-7pm Divine Reception
7-10pm Main Event
Join us in the Garden of Earthly Delights....
Our gods and goddesses await you!
Taste fine wines from around the world and fabulous food selections by
area restaurants, plus live entertainment and a silent auction. Voted "Best in the 757" for Events & Galas by Hampton Roads Magazine in 2012.
Main Event 7-10pm
Enjoy a wide variety
wines, local restaurant samples, live entertainment and huge silent
auction all in one evening to support science education. Your ticket to the main event includes a complimentary wine glass and tasting plate for food and wine samples throughout both levels of the Museum and cafe.
Tickets are $50 by Jan. 31, $60 after.
VIP Reception 6-7pm
For even more, include the VIP Reception, from 6-7pm. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Riverwalk Restaurant, top rated wine selections, exclusive silent auction and live music with the gods/goddesses. This "VIP Experience" takes place
prior to the main event from 6-7pm. Tickets are $100 and include the main event
Sponsored by Virginia Health Services.
General Admission Tickets:
(VIP) Tickets: $100 per person (includes main event)
For tickets, purchase online now or call