Exhibit: Tiny Titans – Dinosaur Eggs and Babies
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Kids (and adults) are fascinated by dinosaurs and this new visiting exhibit at The Virginia Living Museum takes on a fresh angle (ahead of their summer 2020 exhibit – Jurassic Giants of the Triassic, Jurassic & Cretaceous periods) with Tiny Titans, featuring dinosaur eggs and babies!
Where: The Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601
When: Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Sunday, May 3, 2020
Cost: Included in museum admission
Description: On display in our Changing Exhibits Gallery, this remarkable hands-on exhibit offers an astounding array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe – including those of each of the major plant and meat-eating dinosaur groups.
Kids can dig for eggs, dress up like a parent dinosaur to brood their nest, and feel the texture of dinosaur eggs. Cute babies and fun Dino facts will keep everyone entertained on your next trip to the museum!
A central feature of the exhibit is a presentation about the discovery of Baby Louie, the nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur embryo with its bones aligned in the proper position. Charlie Magovern made this exceptional and rare discovery in 1993 when he was carefully cleaning a large block of eggs from China. He nicknamed the embryo after National Geographic photographer Louis Psihoyos. It was not until 2017 that this remarkable find was officially published. Tiny Titans has included these new revelations as well as other new scientific discoveries to fill in the gaps of what is known of dinosaur family life.
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Special Events related to this exhibit include:
Family of Titans – Live animal show
The live animal program A Family of Titans, answers the question, “What makes a family?” Some dinosaurs lived in family groups and others lived by themselves. Learn about different dinosaur families and meet some live animal ambassadors that are related to these fascinating creatures!
When: Every Saturday (Jan 18 – May 2)
Times: noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
Price: Included in museum admission.
Dino Family Challenge Weekend – February 15 -17, 2020.
This Dino-themed family fun weekend will feature all-day activity challenges for the family and several planetarium programs throughout the day. The weekend will also feature the live animal show, A Family of Titans throughout the weekend at noon, 1 pm and 2pm.
When: Saturday-Monday, February 15, 16 and 17.
Zula Patrol: Down to Earth –
Planetarium companion programming in the Abbitt Planetarium. While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, the Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villanous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. In this adventure the Zula Patrollers learn about the formation and development of the Earth, and the life forms who call it home!
When: January 18- May 3
Time: 12:30pm daily
Price: Planetarium showings are free for VLM members and $4 plus Museum admission for non-members.