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Escape to the Great OutdoorsNature is Calling - Virginia Living Museum
night at the living museum walknature is calling on the outdoor trailbut tickets now - October 23, 24, 30
New bobcatopens soon on the outdoor trailMeet our new bobcat, Sargenature is calling
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Wild

at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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ESCAPE to the OUTDOORS and walk 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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Brown pelicans can spot schooling fish underwater from heights of 60 feet, they are impressive divers and dive head-first into the water to catch fish but subcutaneous air-sacs prevent them from diving deep. #valivingmuseum #pelicans

Brown pelicans can spot schooling fish underwater from heights of 60 feet, they are impressive divers and dive head-first into the water to catch fish but subcutaneous air-sacs prevent them from diving deep. #valivingmuseum #pelicans ... See MoreSee Less

VLM MYSTERY: The mystery is deer antlers! Antlers are made of bone and grow from a deers head. Age, nutrition, and genetics contribute to the development of a deers antlers, and larger antler-ed bucks are more likely to be chosen by female deer. This antler came from a buck at the museum back in 1997. Antlers may sometimes be mistaken for horns. Horns are typically a permanent part of the body, while a deer will shed their antlers. Come check out our deer along our outdoor trail, and check out our male, Orions, antlers! Then be back for another mystery tomorrow at 8am! #VLMMystery #valivingmuseum #museumfromhomeImage attachment

VLM MYSTERY: The mystery is deer antlers! Antlers are made of bone and grow from a deer's head. Age, nutrition, and genetics contribute to the development of a deer's antlers, and larger antler-ed bucks are more likely to be chosen by female deer. This antler came from a buck at the museum back in 1997. Antlers may sometimes be mistaken for horns. Horns are typically a permanent part of the body, while a deer will shed their antlers. Come check out our deer along our outdoor trail, and check out our male, Orion's, antlers! Then be back for another mystery tomorrow at 8am! #vlmmystery #valivingmuseum #MuseumFromHome ... See MoreSee Less

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