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ASTC Passport Program

ASTC_rgb_iconThe Virginia Living Museum participates in the The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program. The ASTC Passport Program is a travel benefit for members of local museums traveling outside their area. It is not a regional membership program.

There are two restrictions for use of the ASTC Passport at the VLM:

  1. Memberships must be active at a museum located more than 90 miles from the VLM (location restriction). The Virginia Living Museum does not reciprocate with the Science Museum of Virginia.
  2. Your current physical address must be located more than 90 miles from the VLM (residency restriction).

Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of physical address for benefits to apply.

The discount is offered to two adults and two children under the age of 18 living in the same household. The discount applies to museum admission only. It does not include free admission to additional attractions such as classes, special events and planetarium shows and it does not include discounts offered to VLM members.


The Virginia Living Museum does not participate in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) reciprocal admission program.

North Carolina Aquariums

The Virginia Living Museum offers a 50% discount off regular admission to members of the North Carolina Aquariums. The discount applies to two adults and two children.


Visit the Admissions Desk with a military photo ID and receive 10% off a general membership or $1 off per family member for daily admission tickets.

SNAP/WIC Cardholders

Visitors who show their SNAP/WIC card may receive a special discounted admission rate of $5 per person, for up to six people. This discount is available June 8 through September 5, 2016 and is sponsored by Museum donors. IDs will be checked.


The Virginia Living Museum has a “No Weapons” policy. Weapons include (but are not limited to) firearms and knives.


The museum is a smoke-free facility, including e-cigarettes.

Service Animals

Service dogs are the only animals allowed on the premises.