Experience a close encounter of the reptile kind at the Virginia Living Museum. See a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles on display and in live animal programs. Reptiles are perhaps the most misunderstood and most feared creatures on earth, but the VLM staff wants the public to see their fascinating and attractive aspects. See exotic reptiles from Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, including a Galapagos tortoise, Waxy Monkey Tree Frogs and a Bearded Dragon. Guest exhibitors include: Reptile Education of Virginia, Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Virginia Herpetological Society, Virginia Aquarium Stranding Team, and Wildlife Responses. New this year will be “Lizard Lounge” displaying several exotic and native lizards. Learn about the museum’s citizen science projects such as FrogWatch and Turtle Census. See the differences between venomous and nonvenomous reptiles. There will also be crafts for kids and special planetarium programs. Saturday and Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.