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ASTC Passport Program

ASTC logoThe Virginia Living Museum participates in the The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program. The ASTC Passport Program is a travel benefit for members of local museums traveling outside their area. It is not a regional membership program.

There are two restrictions for use of the ASTC Passport at the VLM:

  1. Memberships must be active at a museum located more than 90 miles from the VLM (location restriction). The Virginia Living Museum does not reciprocate with the Science Museum of Virginia.
  2. Your current physical address must be located more than 90 miles from the VLM (residency restriction).

Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of physical address for benefits to apply.

The discount is offered to two adults and two children under the age of 18 living in the same household. The discount applies to museum admission only. It does not include free admission to additional attractions such as classes, special events and planetarium shows and it does not include discounts offered to VLM members.


The Virginia Living Museum does not participate in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) reciprocal admission program.

North Carolina Aquariums

The Virginia Living Museum offers a 50% discount off regular admission to members of the North Carolina Aquariums. The discount applies to two adults and two children.



The Virginia Living Museum has a “No Weapons” policy. Weapons include (but are not limited to) firearms and knives.


The museum is a smoke-free facility, including e-cigarettes.

Service Animals

Service dogs are the only animals allowed on the premises.