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Virginia Living Museum

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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...more
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524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1999
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to see a traveling historical exhibit, which was awesome, but we found so much more! Our 14 year old, 11 year old and 2 year old found lots to keep them enchanted. Wild animals, playing veterinarian, exploring a cave, dinosaurs, petting a starfish...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dittodittoditto
Reviewed 3 days ago

Originally started as a project by the Junior League, it has grown to be a regional destination for families and children. The emphasis is on fish and wildlife of eastern Virginia. In the spring it is usually crowded 7 days a week. The fall is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carlton H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After living in the area for more than 20 years decided to take the grandkids here. What an amazing place. The kids loved everything about it from the indoor outdoor areas. The wildlife and dinosaurs were an added perk

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maznblue
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The living museum is fun for all ages. My only recommendation is that you do not visit in the middle of the day. If you want to see the animals in their natural habitats from the trail, go when it's cool in the morning or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndreaH4663
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

I bought a membership my kid loved it so much. It has model dinosaurs, a beaver and jellyfish, basically a little bit of everything

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Molly S
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

This is a great place to take kids and out of town guests to learn all about Virginia's natural habitats. There are aquariums, outside enclosures, hands on activities, a Cafe and even a touch tank! I like that you could spend all day here if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cassie V
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

This was a very popular event fully attended. The high energy food ,wine,music and touring this wonderful venue. We will gladly return to enjoy this facility. A hidden gem.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank boxshop
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

My expectations for this place were met and exceeded! I can’t believe how entertained everyone in our group was - literally every age category. We spent 4 hours there our first time and didn’t get to do everything we wanted. We are members and have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VictoriaJLake
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Buying a yearly family membership was a great move. Every time we visit our grandkids they want to go to the museum. Our granddaughter loves the touching pool where she can touch and observe with trained personnel various of the marine animals. Starfish and horshoe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 3 January 2019

When it comes to our top places to visit as a family...Virginia Living Museum is definitely one of them! We have the BEST time! We absolutely love all of the outside trails and animals to see...but not much tops the dinosaur exhibit!!! We have to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Shannon R
24 February 2018|
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Response from April W |
Alex is incorrect. It’s $20 a person, 0-2 is free, 3 and up is $13. If you are military, have triple A or are 65+, you can get a $1 off admission.
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Jaquan O
9 September 2017|
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Response from Peterharris32 | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely go during the summer. I would suggest that it might be less crowded in the morning and on a week day.
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Lua L
2 June 2017|
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Response from Peterharris32 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely military discount
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