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Dinosaur

DISCOVERY TRAIL
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250 Species

of ANIMALS

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Virginia
from the MOUNTAINS to the SEA
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DINO ON THE LOOSEDino on the Loose
TURKEY PARDON 11/21
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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 American Adventure opening January 2019.

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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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Fish/Turtle Feeding – 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Otter Enrichment – 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Aviary Feeding – 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Aquarium Feeding – 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Scuba Program – 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

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A TRIBUTE TO ERICA: We are saddened to share the news that on November 9 we lost a deer on exhibit. Our doe, known as Erica, died at eighteen years old due to kidney failure.

Erica came to the VLM in 2000 from a wildlife rehabilitator in Franklin, VA. Our animal keepers finished bottle feeding her right here at the Museum. She was non-releasable because she was imprinted on humans. Our curatorial staff agrees that Ericas personality was part deer, part goat, and part dog. :)

She could brighten any keepers day. She loved to be brushed and loved to chew on our clothing, Kathy Long, General Curator at the VLM, said.

We will miss you, Erica!

The Museums mission is to support injured/orphaned/non-releasable animals. When deer in need of rescue become available in the future, the Museum will be happy to give them a home if they meet specific criteria regarding state laws and the ability to thrive in our habitat.Image attachment

A TRIBUTE TO ERICA: We are saddened to share the news that on November 9 we lost a deer on exhibit. Our doe, known as Erica, died at eighteen years old due to kidney failure.

Erica came to the VLM in 2000 from a wildlife rehabilitator in Franklin, VA. Our animal keepers finished bottle feeding her right here at the Museum. She was non-releasable because she was imprinted on humans. Our curatorial staff agrees that Erica's personality was part deer, part goat, and part dog. 🙂

"She could brighten any keeper's day. She loved to be brushed and loved to chew on our clothing," Kathy Long, General Curator at the VLM, said.

We will miss you, Erica!

The Museum's mission is to support injured/orphaned/non-releasable animals. When deer in need of rescue become available in the future, the Museum will be happy to give them a home if they meet specific criteria regarding state laws and the ability to thrive in our habitat.
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Rob Wilkinson - good to know, should we ever have Star II!

Sorry for your loss.

RIP Erica😢🙏🏻🙏🏻🦌

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