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Other Ways to Give

We invite you to take an even greater role in advancing the Virginia Living Museum’s mission to educate by becoming a donor. Giving a gift to the Museum provides important support to our exhibits and educational programs. Gifts of all amounts are important and greatly appreciated. The Museum is a non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.

Amazon Smile

You Shop, Amazon gives to the VLM!

Amazon Smile is an easy and automatic way for you to support the Virginia Living Museum every time you shop, at no cost to you! You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Virginia Living Museum. Visit Amazon Smile, select Virginia Living Museum as your charity and shop today!

Pavers and Pilings

You can help support the Virginia Living Museum and honor your loved ones with a plaque on a piling along the Museum’s boardwalk or a personalized Brass Entrance Paver along the Museum’s entrance walkway. Your gift will help the Museum reach its fund-raising goals and your support will be seen by thousands of guests every year. Both pilings and pavers are tax deductible.


$1,000 each

Can be given in honor or in memory of someone. Please allow up to 10 weeks for installation.

Brass Entrance Pavers

$100 each

The name you choose will be engraved in brass and set in a durable paving brick. Please allow up to 10 weeks for installation.


Donate now with our Online Donation Form:

Click here to donate

You may also use our printable donation forms:

Piling (PDF) Brass Entrance Paver (PDF)

Wish List

Help Us Help Our Animals!

Your donation will help the Virginia Living Museum provide the best care for our resident animals. The following new or gently used items will be greatly appreciated. If you have something that is not on this list, give us a call, we might be able to put it to good use.

Would your school group or youngsters like to help our animals? Is your business able to donate services or supplies? Please contact us for more information, Development Office, 757-595-1900 x257. Thank you to those who support us every day.

HHerpetology Wishlist
Birds and Mammals Wishlist
Administration Wishlist

More Information

For more information call 757-595-1900 ext. 281 or email the Development Office.

The Virginia Living Museum is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (54-6055922). Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.

Museum financial information is available by written request to the Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.