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at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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Outdoor Exhibit

Dinosaur

DISCOVERY TRAIL
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Celebrating

AMAZING DISCOVERIES

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HOME to

250 Species

of ANIMALS
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EXPERIENCE

Virginia
from the MOUNTAINS to the SEA

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to NATURE
with HANDS-ON EXHIBITS

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WHAT'S PRECIOUS in our WORLD

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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. Relive the age of the dinosaurs. 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. Explore the new outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits and dinosaur and ice age fossils.

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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