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Join us for the 10th annual Oyster Roast!
Outdoors in the VLM Conservation Gardens
The award-winning 2021
“Green Event of the Year”
is THE event for oyster and seafood lovers on the Peninsula.
Come out of your shell to support conservation education!
New this year an exclusive “pod” option! Purchase a pod for your group of 6 or 8, and enjoy the festivities in your uniquely reserved space. Purchase your individual or pod ticket today as quantities are limited this year. Oyster and seafood lovers, do not wait!
This award-winning event will feature:
  • All-you-care-to-eat fresh Virginia oysters, fried seafood, chowder, a decadent assortment of desserts, craft beers, wine, and bar, a 2021 commemorative pint glass, two complimentary beverage tickets, and 1 VLM admission ticket ($20 value; no expiration date).
  • 2021 VLM Oyster Stout exclusively made by St. George Brewing Company in honor of the Annual Oyster Roast.
  • Live Music by Phil Poteat and Colonial DJs
  • Live appearances from Museum Animal Ambassadors!
  • Food provided by Phillips Energy and Sam Rust Seafood. Desserts are provided by Culinary Institute of Virginia students led by Chef Charles Delargy. No guest will leave hungry!
  • Distance naturally in the spacious outdoor Conservation Garden and grounds.
*** The event is held rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable
*** Tickets are limited this year to ensure the safety of our guests and to make the experience enjoyable
*** 21+ event
All proceeds benefit the Museum’s Conservation, education, and animal welfare programs.
The Oyster Roast is an official Virginia Green event. All Oyster Shells will be recycled and restored to the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay by the VCU Rice Rivers Center through the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling program.
The Museum will close at 2 pm to prepare for the event.
Ticket Prices:
  • Individual tickets are $65 (price increases to $75 on November 8th)
  • Pod tickets: a pod of 6 is $600 and a pod of 8 is $800 (pods include additional drink tickets and Museum admission tickets)
This event is suitable for ages 21 and up!
Purchase now before they sell out!