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at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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ROAR OUTDOORS on the

Dinosaur

DISCOVERY TRAIL
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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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DINO ON THE LOOSE

Welcome to the Virginia Living Museum

Virginia’s Animal Attraction & Dino Destination

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 & dinosaur fossils. Join us for Destination: DINOSAUR! now open through September 3, 2018.

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

Destination: DINOSAUR! – 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trout Feeding – 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Spirit of America – 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daring Dinosaurs – 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Alligator Feeding – 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Journey to Mars – 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Rex is Right! – 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm
Daring Dinosaurs – 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Raccoon Enrichment – 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Aviary Feeding – 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? – 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Rex is Right! – 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Daring Dinosaurs – 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Summer Observatory Programs – 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Touch Tank Feeding – 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virginia Skies – 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? – 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Check out the Museum's newest feature... make a selection and turn the handle to power this new permanent hands-on interactive. You'll find it on the outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail! Always something NEW at the VLM! Don't forget we are open LATE until 8pm on Thursday Nights this summer! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Michael Reading: Johnny will LOVE this 🦖🦕🔊

HELP NAME OUR NEW LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE! 🐢

Our newest addition has been getting along swimmingly with larger marine life in the Museums Chesapeake Bay Aquarium, but SHE NEEDS A NAME and we need your help! 

Give us your suggestions NOW and well put it to a vote beginning July 25! #INeedAName

HELP NAME OUR NEW LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE! 🐢

Our newest addition has been getting along swimmingly with larger marine life in the Museum's Chesapeake Bay Aquarium, but SHE NEEDS A NAME and we need your help!

Give us your suggestions NOW and we'll put it to a vote beginning July 25! #INeedAName
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V(e)lma...Virgina Living Museum Adoptee

Did we not learn from the "Boaty McBoatface" fiasco?

Crush!!! (From finding Nemo/Dori 😁)

Gingersnap <3

Where do we post our suggestions?

Ginger Snap

Paxton votes “Breezy” after his best little turtle buddy! 💚🐢💚

Luka! After my son who loves sea turtles!

Crush

TurtleMcTurtleFace

Virginia

Shelly.

Chessie (the sea monster of the Chesapeake Bay)

Yertle - Dr. Seuss

My kids say "chicken nugget" because he's that cute.

Chelly (short for cheloniidae)

She looks like a “Cheeseburger” to me.

Carey (short for caretta)

Cal Peterson. That's what my granddaughter named a turtle at the park in South Carolina!

Dawna the turtle, spelt just like that

I do not know why, but she looks like a Francine to me.

Crush

My granddaughter Gabby said name it Stella

Corinne, Clementine or Lola Belle

My son said Sarah the Sea Turtle

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