The Virginia Living Museum’s Environmental Science Labs spark the excitement of scientific discovery for students in grades 6-12. Students actively conduct experiments, collect data and analyze results in these effective inquiry-based programs. All school science programs are SOL-correlated, grade-level targeted and taught by the museum’s professional science educators. Students can investigate structural and behavioral adaptations of amphibians and reptiles; work with compound and dissecting microscopes; examine real fossil specimens; learn how to classify common and rare rocks, or learn how to use scientific weather instruments. All labs include a self-guided visit to the museum. The museum’s education programs are endorsed by the Virginia Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation. Must reserve in advance at 757-595-9135.