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Stay cool at the Virginia Living Museum this weekend with these special programs

One of the attractions for the day is to see an otter eat a "fish-cicle. (HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of the Virginia Living Museum)
One of the attractions for the day is to see an otter eat a “fish-cicle. (HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of the Virginia Living Museum)

NEWPORT NEWS — The Virginia Living Museum invites its guests to learn how they keep cool during hot summer days with Keep it Cool Day on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See the museum’s otters enjoying a “fish-cicle” and watch special animal enrichment activities at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Other activities for the day involve the evening’s Perseid Meteor Shower.

The astronomy department will conduct demonstrations on What Makes up a Comet at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the museum’s main level.

Also, take a peek at the recently acquired Mastodon Bones at 11 a.m., and check out the Dinosaur Discovery Trail for Dino on the Loose at 1 p.m.

Stick around after hours for the Saturday night Star Party/Laser Lights evening.

The Virginia Living Museum offers free star gazing beginning at sunset on the second Saturday of every month.

The evening also includes a planetarium program and several laser shows.

This month’s lineup includes Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?, Laser Genesis, Virginia Skies, Laser Mania, Laser Queen, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

Keep it Cool activities are included in museum admission – $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-12.

Ages 2 and under are free.

The Virginia Living Museum is at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. – Interstate 64, exit 258A.

For information visit thevlm.org or call 757-595-1900.

You can also find the VLM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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