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Celebrating

AMAZING DISCOVERIES

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at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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HOME to

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250 Species

of ANIMALS
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EXPERIENCE

Virginia

from the MOUNTAINS to the SEA

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to NATURE
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WHAT'S PRECIOUS in our WORLD

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FINAL DAYS!

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Welcome to the Virginia Living Museum

Protect What’s Precious

View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live horseshoe crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea.  Visitors experience animals native to Virginia in habitats, discovery centers and interactive exhibits. The Virginia Living Museum showcases Virginia’s natural and living resources to encourage understanding and protection of our natural world.

For only a limited time, see animatronic, prehistoric Dinosaur Discoveries in our indoor gallery. Exhibit ends Sept. 5, 2016 and includes T-rex and Triceratops, and other life-like prehistoric creatures. Then, be sure to join us beginning October 15, 2016 for the opening of our permanent outdoor Dinosaur Discoveries Trail.

What You’ll See

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Animals in Action

The Virginia Living Museum is home to more than 250 species of animals found in Virginia including reptiles, mammals, birds and fish. We provide a sanctuary for orphaned,  non-releasable or injured animals.

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