Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with  live frogs from around the world!

Virginia Living Museum's New Exhibit:
"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" opens March 14, 2015

View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, complete with their noisy croaks, yaps, chirps, whoops, snores and whistles, all housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.

Interactive games and displays help visitors of all ages have fun while exploring frogs’ biology and natural history, the roles they play in human cultures, their importance to ecosystems and the perils they face in a changing environment.

Visitors will encounter frogs with such strange names as Mexican Dumpy Frogs, Waxy Monkey Frogs, Vietnamese Mossy Frogs, and Fire-bellied Toads. The exhibit also includes videos of frogs in the wild, recorded frog calls, colorful graphics and photos, and interactive activities that explain fascinating frog facts.

Check out the skeleton of the world’s largest frog and learn how the frog’s skeleton allows it to out-jump Olympic athletes. Examine the stages of metamorphosis with preserved specimens. Perform a virtual dissection without hurting any frogs. Create a chorus when you push buttons to activate recorded frog calls. Test your frog knowledge on subjects – from basic to bizarre!


If you’ve never thought of frogs as beautiful, this exhibition will change your mind!

Find out more about the Virginia Living Museum here...




OOPS!  The Centerfold Locator Map of the Spring 2015 edition of the Virginia Field Trips Guide has the wrong web address for the Children's Museum of Virginia.

Find them at:  www.childrensmuseumva.com.





* * *  Field Trip Fun for Your Family  * * *


Snow Days on the Farm - Amazing Farm Fun @ Ticonderoga
When Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier & PW county schools are CLOSED for bad weather... WE ARE OPEN.  Open snow days 11-3. Snow sliding and fun, bonfire pits and barn to warm up, hot chocolate and more...
Find out more here...


Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend - The Mariners' Museum
Newport News, March 7-8
Living History, Ironclad BattleQuest, Beard Competition, games & more!
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Eye in the Sky Game - Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, March 7, 13, 21, 28
It is the height of the Cold War, and tensions are escalating between the world’s superpowers. An American aircraft carrying sensitive cargo has disappeared. The cargo cannot end up in enemy hands. Your mission is to find the aircraft, using aerial surveillance tools.  Success depends on verifying the intelligence you gather at every step.
Find out more here...

Celebration of the Arts - Children's Museum of Virginia
Portsmouth, Sat. March 14, 10am-5pm
This family fun day filled with performances by Young Audiences of Virginia, arts activities for all ages, and other educational entertainment.
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Military Through the Ages - Jamestown Settlement
Jamestown, March 21-22
At Jamestown Settlement’s “Military Through the Ages,” re-enactors and modern-day units show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved through the centuries. The chronological display of military history features artillery firings, a Saturday children’s parade, and a Sunday military pass-in-review.
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Science Museum of Virginia Camp In
Richmond, April 8-9, 2015, 6pm to 9am
This special Spring Break Camp In features hands-on activities that will get participants exploring the darker side of plants while they solve crimes! Guests will experience an immersive Dome Feature and travel the cosmos in a Cosmic Expedition. Reservations required. Some Camp In activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.
Find out more here...



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