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at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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ROAR OUTDOORS on the

Dinosaur Trail

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HOME to

250 Species

of ANIMALS

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

Welcome to the Virginia Living Museum

Virginia’s Animal Attraction & Dino Destination

View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a moray eel 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 outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits & dinosaur fossils. SHARK ZONE, a summer 2019 exhibit is open daily through September 2, 2019. Come enjoy a Shark Summer!

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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Happening Today

Shark Zone – 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trout Feeding – 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Virginia Skies – 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
View the Sun from the Rooftop Observatory – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Astronaut – 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Coyote Enrichment – 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
A Giant Leap: Exploration Beyond the Moon – 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Aviary Feeding – 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Horseshoe Crab Feeding – 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef – 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Virginia Skies – 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

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Its #ZooKeeperAppreciation week! While we appreciate our Animal Keepers, Herpatologists, and Aquarist year round, this week we get to spoil them with attention 😁. When you stop by the museum and you see one of our amazing animal staff, let them know how much you appreciate all they do for the animals and the museum. They keep our animals safe and happy everyday and we cant thank them enough! 🐍🐢🦈🐠🦀🦡🦌🦃🦝🦔🐝🐜

It's #ZooKeeperAppreciation week! While we appreciate our Animal Keepers, Herpatologists, and Aquarist year round, this week we get to spoil them with attention 😁. When you stop by the museum and you see one of our amazing animal staff, let them know how much you appreciate all they do for the animals and the museum. They keep our animals safe and happy everyday and we can't thank them enough! 🐍🐢🦈🐠🦀🦡🦌🦃🦝🦔🐝🐜 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for taking care of all the amazing animals!

Way to go!

Due to extreme heat, todays Dino on the Loose event is cancelled. The next Dino on the Loose will be August 24. We hope to see you there!🦕🦖

Due to extreme heat, today's Dino on the Loose event is cancelled. The next Dino on the Loose will be August 24. We hope to see you there!🦕🦖 ... See MoreSee Less

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