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holiday lights at the virginia living museumNovember 27th through January 2nd
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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


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.


Happening Today

Nature Nights Holiday Lights – 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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I’m glad VLM is finding ways to be open and safely.

Owl Be Home for the Holidays WALK may be SOLD OUT but there are plenty of spots left for these holiday experiences:
Nature Nights Holiday Lights
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I am so happy this has been so successful for you!

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