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Wild

at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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ESCAPE to the 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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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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VIRGINIA SKIES: Overhead at 9pm is Lyra the Harp, with a faint star on its side called epsilon Lyrae. If we use a telescope to look at this single star - it becomes two stars - a binary system. An even larger telescope reveals that each member of the pair is itself a binary star - making epsilon Lyrae a “double-double.” #VASkies #valivingmuseum ... See MoreSee Less

VLM MYSTERY: The mystery object is a cardinal feather. Northern cardinals are easily identified by their bright red coloration, but that bright red color is exclusive to the male. Female cardinals are brown in color, but they do have a similar red beak, made for eating seeds with the occasional insect. Both the males and females sing, and scientists have identified at least 16 different calls from this species. Find them around forest edges, backyards, and shrubby areas. The northern cardinal is the state bird in seven states, including Virginia! Head outside and take a look for these beautiful birds, then visit again for another mystery at 8am tomorrow. #VLMMystery #valivingmuseum #museumfromhomeImage attachmentImage attachment

VLM MYSTERY: The mystery object is a cardinal feather. Northern cardinals are easily identified by their bright red coloration, but that bright red color is exclusive to the male. Female cardinals are brown in color, but they do have a similar red beak, made for eating seeds with the occasional insect. Both the males and females sing, and scientists have identified at least 16 different calls from this species. Find them around forest edges, backyards, and shrubby areas. The northern cardinal is the state bird in seven states, including Virginia! Head outside and take a look for these beautiful birds, then visit again for another mystery at 8am tomorrow. #vlmmystery #valivingmuseum #MuseumFromHome ... See MoreSee Less

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