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Corporate Partnerships

Corporate gifts to the Virginia Living Museum inspire learning, enrich lives, make the excitement of discovery continue and help keep wonder off the endangered list.

A variety of businesses are vital supporters of the Virginia Living Museum’s exhibits, education programs, and special events as well as providing annual corporate support which includes memberships.

Annual corporate support includes:

CEO/Business Owner

  • Personal Family w/3 guests membership providing unlimited admission for one year
  • Free admission to over  250 ASTC museums world-wide (not valid within 90 miles of the VLM, some restrictions may apply)
  • Invitations to members-only events

Staff Benefits

  • Corporate admission card allowing staff access to one of the best Museums on the Peninsula.

Patron $500

CEO benefits PLUS

  • (1) Limited Corporate Admission Card (Admits 2)

Endorser $1,000

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (1) Reusable Corporate Admission Card (Admits 6)
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception

Associate $2,500

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (2) Reusable Corporate Admission Cards (Admits 6)
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception

Educator $5,000

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (3) Reusable Corporate Admission Cards (Admits 6)
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception
  • Corporate name and logo in Teacher’s Guide
  • Corporate name and link on VLM website
  • Discount of $500 on one Museum event rental

Fellow $10,000

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (5) Reusable Corporate Admission Cards (Admits 6)
  • Membership discount for employees
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception
  • Corporate name and logo in Teacher’s Guide
  • Corporate name and link on VLM website
  • Discount of $750 on one Museum event rental

Chancellor $20,000+

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (10) Reusable Corporate Admission Cards (Admits 6)
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception
  • Corporate name and logo in Teacher’s Guide
  • Preferred corporate logo placement
  • One complimentary event rental
  • Membership discount for employees

For more information about corporate sponsorships, contact the Development Office at 757-595-1900, ext. 257 or e-mail Development.


Event Sponsorships:

Every year the Museum holds the following fund raising events:

  • Bacchus Festival – Wine, Food and Silent Auction held in early February. Read more…
  • Otter Ball –  Cocktails, Fine Dining, and Live Auction held in May. Read more…
  • Oyster Roast – Fresh local Rappahannock Oysters, Craft Beers, and Raffles held in November. Read more…

Other events that reach a large audience and are available for corporate sponsorships include:

  • Reptile Weekend – held in March
  • Earth Day – held in April
  • Night of the Living Museum – held in October
  • Noon Year’s Eve – held December 31

For more information about event sponsorships, contact the Development Office at 757-595-1900, ext. 257 or e-mail Development.


Exhibit Sponsorships

Every year, the Museum brings traveling and special exhibits to the local community. Many of these provide marketing and sponsorship opportunities for your organization.

To discuss upcoming traveling exhibits and new permanent exhibits, contact the Development Office at 757-595-1900, ext. 257 or e-mail Development.


Events to Support the VLM

Businesses can hold events whose proceeds benefit the Museum.

Each year since 2010, the Museum has received a generous donation from the James River Striped Bass Tournament conducted by Randy Abbitt and Deep Creek Landing Marina. The Museum received $12,500 from the tournament in November 2015.

wfm logo circle_greenThe new Whole Foods store in Newport News designated the Museum as the recipient of its first Community Giving Day. The VLM received 5% of the store’s net sales in November 2015.


The Virginia Living Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Internal Revenue Service designation. All memberships, donations and gifts enable us to operate each year. A financial statement is available upon written request from the Office of Consumer Affairs, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.