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Virginia Living Museum

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524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1999
+1 757-595-1900
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it is avery interesting museum.. there are lots of different areas. the indoor areas have a huge... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Newport News, United States
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Elevated walkways take you around a water feature and there are paths into the woods. The 3-year... read more

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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 spider 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. Experience a steamy cypress swamp and cool mountain cove. Explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave. See flying squirrels, stingrays and other creatures of the night. Touch famous Bay creatures. Kids will especially enjoy the Touch Tank with its sea stars and horseshoe crabs. Enjoy hands-on activities. See spectacular views of the sun from the observatory and travel the universe in the state-of-the-art digital planetarium. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view coastal birds, beavers, otters, coyotes, endangered red wolves and other animals in naturalized habitats. Butterfly Garden, Virginia Garden and landscape plantings display one of the most extensive displays of native plants in Virginia. Learn how to live, build and garden green in the Conservation Garden and Green Living House.
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524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1999
+1 757-595-1900
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Reviewed 6 days ago

it is avery interesting museum.. there are lots of different areas. the indoor areas have a huge aquarium, touch tank, bird area, also an in glassed fish area like it's outdoors. the outside is a lovely walk around with many spots of different animals. it's...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Elevated walkways take you around a water feature and there are paths into the woods. The 3-year old with us enjoyed the dinosaur area and the display where you can touch small sea creaatures. Other displays were ok, not extraordinary. Overall, a free visit to...More

Thank SoCalFoodie_2B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out about this where we were staying and thought this would be a break in the week. This is part museum, aquarium and zoo. There is something that interested everyone in our family. There are displays, aquariums and an animal touch are inside....More

Thank MikeBelAir_MD
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this several times with my grandkids. They enjoyed it and so did I. Family membership is great if you live close enough to use it. Lots of hands on things for the kids to do and learn about the critters that live...More

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Virginia Living Museum offers excellent indoor and outdoor exhibits good for people of all ages. Everyone should visit VLM whether they live in the area or are visiting.

Thank Deborah L B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park has experienced quite a lot of growth since my last visit nearly fifteen years ago. They had station set up to watch the eclipse through telescopes, live feed, or through the appropriate glasses that were handed out. There are many pleasant trail and...More

Thank DrLavster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to VLM. Outside dinosaur area is fun to walk around. Having family membership is the way to go. It saves so much and it is worth having the membership with VLM! The food is not so much to say, not so many...More

Thank Noriko S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday in August expecting it to be crowded. It was not this day. We started out on the trails visiting the giant lego sculptures that are on special exhibit through Nov. 2017. Their Dinosaur area is unique with areas kids can...More

Thank Denise O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum because they were offering free eclipse glasses to those who arrived early. The distribution of the glasses was unorganized and unpleasant. That being said, the museum was a wonderful experience, especially with children. It is divided into sections representing different areas...More

Thank yodab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visitor or Local? Young or older? You MUST include a visit to the Virginia Living Museum especially if you have children aged toddler on up. I would especially plan a day when the weather is pleasant. Check out the many ticket options even if you're...More

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Jaquan O
9 September 2017|
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Response from UPSdude | Reviewed this property |
You can go anytime during the day, it's not crowed. Remember that the animals that are outside tend to be more active during the morning or evening hours, but most of the displays it doesn't matter when you are there.
Luann L
1 June 2017|
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Response from Y5222ZLlindam | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a military discount, but sorry no pets allowed.