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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.

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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VLM MYSTERY: No brooding- heres another mystery! Find the answer tomorrow! #VLMMystery #valivingmuseum #museumfromhome

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Tortilla 😜

Egg not sure from which bird

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Bald eagle egg?

Uranus

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Come join Dino on the Run on the VLM Boardwalk Friday, March 5! 
FIRST:  register for the ONE CITY MARATHON - Nautical Mile
SECOND: register with the VLM to run safely outdoors on our trail before the museum opens!
Find all the info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/183858189796886

Come join Dino on the Run on the VLM Boardwalk Friday, March 5!
FIRST: register for the ONE CITY MARATHON - Nautical Mile
SECOND: register with the VLM to run safely outdoors on our trail before the museum opens!
Find all the info at: www.facebook.com/events/183858189796886
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Museum open 9am-5pm Daily

MASKS required indoors and outdoors.

Click here for info on Exploration Ice Age: Unearthing Extinction - Open Daily thru April 11!

Click here to reserve a personalized  Animal Message.

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Cafe will be closed for construction. Re-opening date April 2021!