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Choose Your Membership!

The level of membership you choose determines how you use the Museum. Customize your membership to fit your needs. Our add-ons allow you to bring a different guest with you anytime you visit the museum. Great for bringing a friend, babysitter, neighbor, or more. Consider a 2-year membership for extra savings!

1 Year
2 Years
Individual One named adult (18+) person receives benefits. $75 $135
Duo Two named persons (i.e. two adults (18+) OR one adult (18+) and one child (17 or younger)) living at the same address receives benefits. $99 $178
Duo w/ 2 Guests Duo benefits, plus 2 Guests. $164 $308
Duo w/ 4 Guests Duo benefits, plus 4 Guests. $194 $368
Duo w/ 6 Guests Duo benefits, plus 6 Guests. $224 $428
Family One or two named adult (18+) persons and all children 17 years or younger living at the same address receives family level benefits. $139 $250
Family w/ 2 Guests Family benefits, plus 2 Guests. $204 $380
Family w/ 4 Guests Family benefits, plus 4 Guests. $234 $440
Family w/ 6 Guests Family benefits, plus 6 Guests. $264 $500

Memberships can also be purchased in-person and used the same day.

Questions? Call 757-534-7480 or email membership.

Membership Discounts

As a thank you to active duty military and retired, 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
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Riverside

Please present staff ID for discount.

Only one discount applies when purchasing a membership. Discounts can only be applied for in-person purchases. Discounts do not apply to any guest add-ons.

Support the Museum

Consider adding a donation to your membership. Annual Fund gifts support the daily operations of the Museum providing care of over 350 native species of animals and plants and conservation education programming.

All memberships and gifts enable the Museum to connect people to nature!

Gifts of $250 or more support the Museum’s mission and provide a complimentary family with guests membership and invitations to exciting events. Corporate Partnerships are an important part of our community.

For additional information, contact the Advancement office at 757-595-1900 ext. 281 or

The Virginia Living Museum is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) Internal Revenue Service designation. Museum financial information is available by written request to the Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. Your donation is deductible to the full extent of the law; please consult your tax advisor

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Digital Membership Cards

In a continued effort to minimize our environmental impacts by preventing pollution wherever feasible, the Virginia Living Museum partnered with Cuseum to create digital membership cards.  Digital cards can be downloaded into your Apple Wallet or Google Wallet Passes.
In supporting our conservation efforts you help:
  • Reduce CO2 emissions by 304 pounds
  • Reduce plastic waste by 116.3 pounds
  • Reduce paper waste by 447.8 pounds

If you have any questions about digital memberships, we recommend visiting Digital Membership: Frequently Asked Questions.

Thank you for Living our Mission as we continue to reduce our carbon footprint!