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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 moray eel 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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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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Astronaut – 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Snapping Turtle Feeding – 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Vulture Enrichment – 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Aviary Feeding – 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Virginia Skies – 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Horseshoe Crab Feeding – 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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🥈Our second place finalist names were Justice and Freedom.

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🥇Uncle Sam and G.I. Joe for the win! Come visit SAM and JOE on the outdoor trail and the opening of AMERICAN ADVENTURE maze/exhibit this Saturday, January 19!
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It is with extremely heavy hearts that we must share the passing of the Virginia Living Museum’s oldest male American red wolf (the oldest exhibited in the United States). We called him “Papa” and he was almost 17 years old.

Papa was a prominent and beloved animal ambassador and had been declining in health, especially over the past month. This is a hard loss, but one we have all been preparing for. As his quality of life was most important, Papa was cared for by many. While our team is very sad to, we are also very grateful for our extremely dedicated veterinary and zoo keeper teams for their exemplary attention to detail which helped Papa thrive for almost 17 years. He has been a wonderful ambassador for his species and will be greatly missed.
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The red wolf is my daughter's favorite. He will be missed tremendously by our family

Wendy Drew Hoover

17, amazing long life. Hugs to you. It’s always difficult losing them.

Very sad.😢

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So sad to see this. He’s was so lovely. Thank you for giving him such great care. Run wild and free Papa, you will be missed.

God speed old friend. 😢

So sad. 😥

We went there back in November/December with boyscouts and I believe this was the wild we saw who was hurt or having trouble standing and did not look well at all. My son, who loves wolves, was so worried. This will make him very sad

Aww Rian Napier this is the one we saw last time

No!

So sorry, he was a beautiful wolf.

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So sorry to see this. 😔

We just saw him a couple of weeks ago, he was struggling to walk.....now he can run free.

So sorry to hear about, Papa. I visited in 2017 and wanted to share the pics I had of him...

Sad news indeed😢

When I was a little girl, I remember going to see him and the other red wolves every weekend with my grandfather. My grandfather passed away last month. Rip to the both of my favorite Papas 🐺💕

Thank you for sharing Papa with us. Run free Papa 🐾💕

Aww.

RIP

How long was he with VLM? We've been coming to see them for years. He'll be missed.

So so sad. We loves seeing him when we’d come to the museum. I know the others will miss him terribly. 😢😢❤️❤️

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