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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 11 years of age.

Share the excitement of discovery with your grandchild on an adventure led by the experts from the Virginia Living Museum! Come face to face with an amazing variety of live animals, uncover ancient fossils and explore the many mysteries of fresh and salt-water marshes. Find out how birds and bats fly, identify the outrageous songs of frogs and toads, journey to distant planets and stars in our planetarium theater and so much more!


• Learn the secrets of animal adaptations and behaviors in up-close-and-personal encounters with a wide variety of live birds, mammals, amphibians and more.
• Discover why the Chesapeake Bay is brimming with an abundance of life and experience it firsthand as you collect critters that swim and crawl in water and on land.
• Dig into the secrets of Virginia’s ancient past as you hunt for fossils — and take home whatever you find!

Activity Notes

Walks up to three miles over uneven terrain; physical activity up to three hours.

Coordinated by Virginia Living Museum.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jul 14 — Jul 19, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences


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