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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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Happening Today

Diet of the Day – 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Awesome Animal Ambassadors – 10:00 am - 10:30 am
VLM LIVE Facebook – 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Nature at Noon – 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
VLM LIVE Facebook – 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
VLM Mysteries – 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virginia Skies – 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Night Night Nature – 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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NATURE AT NOON: This is a wolf spider! They consume many pests and insects which can harm plants. Unlike many other spiders, they do not spin webs - they catch their prey by running quickly and catching it.

Find something interesting? Post in the comments to possibly be featured in a future #natureatnoon. 

Help the VLM share Virginia’s native nature with everyone by participating in the 2020 Otter Ball. There are lots of unique experiences for you to bid on! Click the link to see all of the auction items. https://thevlm2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse

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NATURE AT NOON: This is a wolf spider! They consume many pests and insects which can harm plants. Unlike many other spiders, they do not spin webs - they catch their prey by running quickly and catching it.

Find something interesting? Post in the comments to possibly be featured in a future #natureatnoon.

Help the VLM share Virginia’s native nature with everyone by participating in the 2020 Otter Ball. There are lots of unique experiences for you to bid on! Click the link to see all of the auction items. thevlm2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse

#valivingmuseum #museumfromhome
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I remember the first time I saw a Fishing Spider (3") in my big window riding out a storm (and starting her web nursery) my terror was quickly replaced with fascination and evolved to a fondness as the brood grew up and finally returned to the lake.

Why is the fact that it just runs down its prey scarier than a web!!! 😳. Just stay away from me spidey and you can eat all the bugs you want!

King of the crawlspace critters.

Sine wow... This is quite amazing, but it looks scary as...

That's cool and all as long as it stays far from me.

It also carries its babies on its back

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Watch our Eastern Chicken Turtles and Fowler's Toads getting some enrichment with their me today #ClosedButStillCaring #valivingmuseum ... See MoreSee Less

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Is there a reason they are called a chicken turtle?🐔🐢

Chicken turtles!!!! Had no idea!

Looks like they are hungry

Good morning!

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