Dr. Jim Beard, curator of earth sciences, is presenting "Natural History of the Blue Ridge and Valley" today as part of the University of Virginia's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Dr. Beard is teaching students about the geology, ecology, and biology of a unique geographic region of our planet, and the factors that affect the distribution and abundance of plants and animals in the Blue Ridge and Valley of Virginia.

OLLI at the University of Virginia offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment to active adults in the Charlottesville community.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

My 4 year old son loves going to the museum. The exhibits are educational, interactive and kid-friendly.

Beth Deathrage

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