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Gift Membership

There are several ways to give the gift of a Virginia Living Museum membership! Need a gift membership mailed to someone? Purchase a gift membership online and their membership cards and packet will be mailed directly to them. Or, if you want to wrap it and give it as a gift, have it sent to yourself. Need a membership right away? Stop by the Admissions Desk and purchase any of our levels of membership as a gift. A temporary card and membership packet will be provided.

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Give a MEMBERSHIP to the Virginia Living Museum for a gift that keeps giving all year long.  … and what a year it will be!

Love dinosaurs? The new permanent outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail is open every day for budding paleontologists to explore, play and learn.

Love animals? There’s always something new to see as animals native to Virginia swim, slither, roam and fly.

A membership offers unlimited admission for a FULL YEAR of amazing exhibits, events, fun and discovery for your family or friend and so many wild benefits. 2017 promises to be wildly popular with two amazing exhibits planned that are included in a membership admission.

  • Sniff out the facts about dogs in WOLF TO WOOF: THE STORY OF DOGS January 14 – May 14
  • Explore larger-than-life sculptures in NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS July 22 – November 26

Imagine your friend or loved one enjoying a fabulous GIFT MEMBERSHIP while supporting the Virginia Living Museum’s education programs, exhibits and wildlife!

Gift memberships can be purchased at the museum, over the phone 757-595-1900 ext 240 or online below.


A gift membership to the Virginia Living Museum is the perfect present for any occasion and for everyone you know.

Why give a gift membership?

  • The perfect size is always in stock.
    From individual memberships to entire households, the VLM offers a wide range of options to ensure the best fit for your friends, family members or colleagues.
  • It’s a great clutter buster.
    Be honest — how many well-meaning gifts are gathering dust in your own home? A VLM membership is a great way to give them a great experience without cluttering their space.
  • The more they use it, the better it gets.
    Most gifts and gadgets eventually break or wear out — but a gift membership to the VLM becomes more valuable with each new discovery and it can be used all year long.
  • Every tradition starts somewhere!
    The first time you give a VLM membership, you’ll make quite an impression. But why stop there? Each time you renew a gift membership, you’re building a tradition.
  • The gift that keeps on giving.
    Not only is a VLM membership a great gift, but it helps further the mission of the museum by supporting our education programs, exhibits, and wildlife.

Gift Membership Certificates

Don’t want the membership to be activated right away? We now offer membership gift certificates. The gift recipient has a year from the date of purchase to activate the membership. You can purchase a membership gift certificate at our admission desk or by calling 757-534-7480.

For questions regarding membership please call the Membership Department at 757-595-1900 ext 240.


Membership Discounts

As a thank you to active duty military, the Virginia Living Museum offers a $15 savings on any level of general membership. Please present your military ID to receive this offer. Seniors (+65) and college students also receive a $15 discount on any level of general membership, but must show a valid photo ID. These discounts are only available at the Admission Desk of the Museum. We are proud to offer employees of the following generous corporate sponsors a $5 discount on memberships:

  • Ferguson/Wolseley
  • Langley Federal Credit Union
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
Please present staff ID for discount.

LFCU members also receive a $5 membership discount with proof of LFCU Membership.

Only one discount applies when purchasing a membership. Discounts do not apply to any guest add-ons. 

Join Now!

It’s easy to join by phone, mail or online. Call 757-595-1900 ext. 240 to join by phone. For Annual Fund and Corporate Partnership inquiries, contact the Development Department at 757-595-1900 ext. 286.