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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.

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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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This #NatureAtNoon picture of a marsh crab comes from Anna Kilgore. They can be found around marshes bordering brackish water. They dig deep burrows up to 2.5 feet deep. They are herbivores who eat marsh plants. 

Find something interesting? Post in the comments to possibly be featured in a future #natureatnoon.
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This #NatureAtNoon picture of a marsh crab comes from Anna Kilgore. They can be found around marshes bordering brackish water. They dig deep burrows up to 2.5 feet deep. They are herbivores who eat marsh plants.

Find something interesting? Post in the comments to possibly be featured in a future #natureatnoon.
#valivingmuseum
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Also huge, healthy spiders

We found a crab in our driveway, live near dismal swamp

Baby box turtle in my garden

Turtle egg? More were buried underneath.

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VIRGINIA SKIES: Scorpius the Scorpion has a new toy! The Moon is just above the claws of the scorpion tonight at 10:30pm. Look to the south this evening to see them. #vaskies #valivingmuseum ... See MoreSee Less

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Elizabeth Johnston 👀 🌙

Man I wish it wasn’t cloudy

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