Dino On The Loose!

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Dino on the Loose! Dinosaur Fun at the Virginia Living Museum

Hampton Roads has something for everyone, including opportunities for kids to visit with Dinosaurs!

If your active child loves DINOSAURS you won't want to miss this event! Head over to the Virginia Living Museum for a dinosaur parade, photo ops, and more! Plus, make sure to check out all the great exhibits at the museum, and out on the Dinosaur Trail!

Where: Virginia Living Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Trail, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, Virginia 23601

When: These 15-minute encounters take place on select 2021 dates at 1pm.

Upcoming dates are:

  • Apr. 24, 2021
  • May 15, 2021
  • Jun. 26, 2021
  • Jul. 17, 2021
  • Aug 21, 2021
  • Sep. 25. 2021

Cost: Included in Museum Admission. Purchase your tickets here.

Description: Join the Virginia Living Museum's walking T. rex for a15-minute dinosaur parade, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail (weather permitting)! Guests will be asked to line the trail and watch as Dino on the Loose walks by. Feel free to take photos and enjoy watching our walking, roaring T.rex! 1-1:15 p.m. Included in museum admission. The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

NOTE: all COVID-19 CDC recommendations will be enforced - social distancing and masks are required on trail.

More Info about Dinos on the Loose: https://thevlm.org/events/museum-events/

About the Dinosaur Discovery Trail:

The Dinosaur Discovery Trail is a permanent exhibit that opened as a part of the Virginia Living Museum's 50th-anniversary celebration and showcases 16 of the majestic animals that ruled our earth for more than 150 million years. Visitors walk through the woods to see realistic one-third to full-size dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The dinosaurs range in size from a mini ankylosaur to a 16-foot-tall Brachiosaurus. There is a baby T. rex photo op, a half-size T. rex, plus several nests and baby dinosaurs.

The trail also includes a Paleo camp, dig pits for amateur paleontologists,  and displays of dinosaur and other fossils, including an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads. NOTE: The Paleo camp and dig pits are currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

Read more about the Dinosaur Discovery Trail here: https://thevlm.org/explore/exhibits/dinosaur-discovery-trail/

Dino on the Loose! Dinosaur Fun at the Virginia Living Museum

Dino on the Loose! Dinosaur Fun at the Virginia Living Museum

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