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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
Trout Feeding – 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Solar System Odyssey – 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Coyote Enrichment – 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Aviary Feeding – 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Horseshoe Crab Feeding – 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Virginia Skies – 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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We had a blast last night!!!! The kids loved all the activities and seeing the not so creepy crawlies. Lol. This was our first year.....but definitely not our last

Matt Hockaday

We close early at 4pm today to get ready for Night of the Living Museum 🎃. Here's live video of our Spider Crab (aka Decorator Crab) getting ready for tonight. The crab is camouflaging itself with anemones and algae that it pulled off of a live oyster cluster. It chews on each "decoration," then rubs it around until it catches on the tiny velcro-like setae covering its body. Spider crabs do this with any item that might help them hide in their environment-- gravel, shells, vegetation, even other living organisms. ... See MoreSee Less

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