Fins, Fur and Feathers With Your Grandchild
Enjoy a wild adventure with your grandchild as you learn about animal behaviors, study the diverse ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay and practice hands-on science with experts.
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Program No. 2581RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

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!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walks up to three miles over uneven terrain; physical activity up to three hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-11.
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Robert Baker
A native of New Jersey, Robert "Bo" Baker credits the time he spent growing up near Allaire State Park as his inspiration for pursuing a career in biology and the study of natural resources. While in college, he worked as a park naturalist at Allaire before moving on to complete his graduate work in mammalogy. Following graduate school, Bo worked as a naturalist at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, and has been with the education department at the Virginia Living Museum since 1994.
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Emily Malick
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Jim Drummond
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Robert Baker
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Betsy Wolin
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Lisa Wright
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Kelly Herbst
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