Turtle Travels Exhibit: Children's Museum


The Children's Museum of Virginia has a room that is dedicated to traveling exhibits. The exhibit right now is the Turtle Travels exhibit, which lets kids see life through a turtle's point of view. (If you didn't read our original post on The Children's Museum with some tips, check it out HERE.) 
Members of the museum have a few extra perks including participating in some special classes is one of them. We attended the Tiny Tot Turtle class during which the Virginia Aquarium presented us with a story, a live turtle, songs and real animal shells and even a skull. There was also a T is for Turtle class which was for ages 3-5. 

Some upcoming events free with admission:
  • Sunday June 10- The Tortoise and the Hare: 1:00 and 2:30. Rainbow puppets will enact the famous story along with turtle, tortoise, and sea turtle puppets. 
  • Sunday, July 8th and Sunday August 5th: Zoo to You- It Takes All Kinds: The Virginia Zoo will be at the museum to lead  a close animal encounter and science lesson. It's even aligned with Virginia state standards, which makes this teacher happy! 
  • Friday, July 27 and Friday August 31st: JB Rattles Reptile Demonstration & Display Table: 1-4, this company has worked with reptiles and created learning experiences in Virginia and North Carolina for the last 14 years. 

Some things to keep in mind:
  • Parking is free in the garage on the weekends. On weekdays there is free 2 hour street parking. 
  • Bank of America Museum Cards- show your BoA card to get in free the first full weekend of every month. 
  • Day of Special Needs: September 9th, 9-11
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