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250 Species

of ANIMALS
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Wild

at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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ESCAPE to the OUTDOORS and walk the

Dinosaur Trail




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 public non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (54-6055922). 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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Plants in Action

The Virginia Living Museum has one of the largest displays of native plants in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Geology in Action

The Virginia Living Museum’s Underground Gallery is a journey back through Virginia’s ancient past, a past that has created a rich and colorful present.

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Planetarium in Action

Travel the universe in the digital state-of-the-art Abbitt Planetarium Theater. The 71-seat planetarium theater, renovated and upgraded in 2008, offers a fully digital simulation of the sky.

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Conservation in Action

The Virginia Living Museum is a certified Virginia Green attraction committed to minimizing its environmental impacts by preventing pollution wherever feasible in its operations.

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Turtles are one of the most imperiled vertebrate groups in the world – they are in decline everywhere they live. In the U.S., turtle populations face growing threats from habitat loss, climate change, disease, and vehicles when crossing roads. The illegal collection of wild turtles – including for the pet trade – is making matters worse. Help turtles by pledging to never take one out of the wild. #valivingmuseum #WildTurtleWeek ... See MoreSee Less

It’s Wild Turtle Week and we’ll start the week by celebrating #WorldTurtleDay! The U.S. is a global hotspot for turtle biodiversity, home to 57 known turtle species. Many turtle species are found only here, and they are all turtley awesome! What is your favorite turtle species? #valivingmuseum #turtle

It’s Wild Turtle Week and we’ll start the week by celebrating #WorldTurtleDay! The U.S. is a global hotspot for turtle biodiversity, home to 57 known turtle species. Many turtle species are found only here, and they are all turtley awesome! What is your favorite turtle species? #valivingmuseum #turtle ... See MoreSee Less

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I helped one across the road this morning.

Saved one today (male box turtle) on the road….moved him to the side where he was headed

My son had to wrangle a big snapping turtle out of the bus ramp at a high school in Manassas this morning. All ended well.

All of them are my favorites

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