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Accessibility

The Virginia Living Museum strives to accommodate all visitors. For more information call 757-595-1900


Mobility

All of the Museum’s public areas and classrooms are accessible to mobility aid users. 

Wheelchairs, baby strollers and motorized scooters are available at no charge through the Admissions Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.


Restrooms

All restrooms are handicapped accessible.

A family restroom is available in the Health Service Room down the hall adjacent to the Wild Things Museum Store.


Vision

Museum specimens are available for a tactile experience in our Discovery Centers. 


Hearing

A video introduction to the museum in American Sign Language for our deaf guests can be viewed here. The video was developed by VLM volunteer Loren Hepp as a Girl Scout Gold Award project. Signing by VLM Volunteer Mayah Bell.


Service Animals

The Museum welcomes companion service dogs. They are the only animals allowed on Museum property.


Sensory Needs

Visitors with sensory needs are encouraged to visit in the mid to late afternoon or early Saturday morning when the Museum is less crowded.

A quiet space is available in the Health Service Room down the hall adjacent to the Wild Things Museum Store.

Social Stories 

This resource guide provides guests with an overview of the Virginia Living Museum to prepare them for a fun and welcoming visit.

Download and print the story below or ask to check one out at the Admissions Desk.

Children Social Story
Young Adult Social Story