Virginia Living Museum

Virginia Living Museum

View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live horseshoe crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea.  Visitors experience animals native to Virginia in habitats, discovery centers and interactive exhibits. The Virginia Living Museum showcases Virginia’s natural and living resources to encourage understanding and protection of our natural world.

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Daily 9am to 5pm
Outdoor areas close at 4:30pm

Extended Summer Hours
Thursdays 9am – 8pm
June 1 – August 31, 2017

Closed Thanksgiving, December 24, 25, January 1

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)


Adults $20
Children (ages 3-12) $15
Ages 2 and under free.


Weekend Safaris, Astronomy Classes, Nature Adventure Club, Summer Fun for Kids, Summer Field Adventures, Overnight Adventures, Birthday Parties, Mother Nature's Traveling Road Show.


Last updated: July 07, 2022
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