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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

The Virginia Living Museum is a successful public-private partnership, since 1966, between the City of Newport News and the Virginia Living Museum, a 501 (c)(3) organization. Together we connect people to nature through educational experiences that promote conservation.
BUILT by the Community, BELOVED by the Community and SUSTAINED by the Community, the Museum depends on private donations to succeed. We appreciate your financial contribution to support engaging education, animal welfare and conservation experiences for you and your family. Please consider a gift to our Annual Fund or a planned gift to our Endowment for future sustainability.

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

Trout Feeding – 11:00 am - 11:15 am
The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather – 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coyote Enrichment – 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Horseshoe Crab Feeding – 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Holiday Magic – 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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They say a pelican is built for flying and swimming but is decidedly awkward on the ground. However, the brown pelican found in our Coastal Plain Aviary Exhibit is looking pretty elegant 😏.  In the mid-1900s, the use of DDT, a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound, severely reduced pelican populations; however environmental regulations banning DDT have allowed pelicans to make a remarkable comeback!

They say a pelican is built for flying and swimming but is decidedly awkward on the ground. However, the brown pelican found in our Coastal Plain Aviary Exhibit is looking pretty elegant 😏. In the mid-1900s, the use of DDT, a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound, severely reduced pelican populations; however environmental regulations banning DDT have allowed pelicans to make a remarkable comeback! ... See MoreSee Less

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Now if he was nicer to the other birds.

Today is the final day for The Wild at Art Show! Come see great artwork from painter Jim Wilson and Sculptors David and William Turner. Jim is onsite to tell you how nature inspired his amazing paintings.

Today is the final day for The Wild at Art Show! Come see great artwork from painter Jim Wilson and Sculptors David and William Turner. Jim is onsite to tell you how nature inspired his amazing paintings. ... See MoreSee Less

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