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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.

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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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Come join Dino on the Run on the VLM Boardwalk Friday, March 5! 
FIRST:  register for the ONE CITY MARATHON - Nautical Mile
SECOND: register with the VLM to run safely outdoors on our trail before the museum opens!
Find all the info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/183858189796886

Come join Dino on the Run on the VLM Boardwalk Friday, March 5!
FIRST: register for the ONE CITY MARATHON - Nautical Mile
SECOND: register with the VLM to run safely outdoors on our trail before the museum opens!
Find all the info at: www.facebook.com/events/183858189796886
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𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗵𝘂𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹!
Thank you to all of the wonderful supporters of the Virginia Living Museum and the Bacchus Wine and Food Festival year after year. 

Bacchus and the Museum invite you to join us again on Friday, February 4, 2022, for the Bacchus Wine & Food Festival. Dont lose this momentum, keep supporting local!

Thank you to the wonderful local restaurants that support Bacchus:
Schlesingers and Opus 9 Steakhouse
Indulge Bakery and Bistro
The Grey Goose (and their new restaurant, Bakers Wife Bistro) 
The St. George Brewing Company
Smoke - BBQ Restaurant & Bar
Whitleys Peanuts
James River Country Club
Dock of the Bay - Carrollton
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Starbucks
Riverwalk Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Creative Catering of Virginia
Sage Kitchen- Virginia Beach
Oozlefinch Beers & Blending
Sly Clyde Ciderworks
Capstan Bar Brewing Company

#VLMBacchusWineandFoodFestival #supportlocalrestaurants
#BacchusSupportsLocal

Bacchus is generously sponsored by Old Point National Bank!

𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗵𝘂𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹!
Thank you to all of the wonderful supporters of the Virginia Living Museum and the Bacchus Wine and Food Festival year after year.

Bacchus and the Museum invite you to join us again on Friday, February 4, 2022, for the Bacchus Wine & Food Festival. Don't lose this momentum, keep supporting local!

Thank you to the wonderful local restaurants that support Bacchus:
Schlesinger's and Opus 9 Steakhouse
Indulge Bakery and Bistro
The Grey Goose (and their new restaurant, Baker's Wife Bistro)
The St. George Brewing Company
Smoke - BBQ Restaurant & Bar
Whitley's Peanuts
James River Country Club
Dock of the Bay - Carrollton
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Starbucks
Riverwalk Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Creative Catering of Virginia
Sage Kitchen- Virginia Beach
Oozlefinch Beers & Blending
Sly Clyde Ciderworks
Capstan Bar Brewing Company

#VLMBacchusWineandFoodFestival #supportlocalrestaurants
#BacchusSupportsLocal

Bacchus is generously sponsored by Old Point National Bank!
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Museum open 9am-5pm Daily

MASKS required indoors and outdoors.

Click here for info on Exploration Ice Age: Unearthing Extinction - Open Daily thru April 11!

Click here to reserve a personalized  Animal Message.

Click for up-to-date COVID-19 information

Cafe will be closed for construction. Re-opening date April 2021!