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Wild

at VIRGINIA'S ANIMAL ATTRACTION

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ROAR OUTDOORS on the

Dinosaur Trail

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HOME to

250 Species

of ANIMALS

EXPERIENCE

Virginia
from the MOUNTAINS to the SEA
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to NATURE
with HANDS-ON EXHIBITS

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WHAT'S PRECIOUS in our WORLD

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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Happening Today

Building Wild with Nature – 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cocomong: A Space Adventure – 9:45 am - 10:15 am
Fish Feeding – 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Otter Enrichment – 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Aviary Feeding – 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Chesapeake Bay Tank Feeding – 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Virginia Skies – 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Scuba Program – 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

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