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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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Loved it, went two days in a row with the kids

We took our two kids, 3 & 7, and they loved it, from the exhibits and interactive stuff inside to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Indoor and Outdoor Fascinating

This living museum offers both hands-on water animal experiences and observation of outdoor living... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“animal exhibits” (15 reviews)
“all ages” (45 reviews)
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524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1999
+1 757-595-1900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our two kids, 3 & 7, and they loved it, from the exhibits and interactive stuff inside to the raised walkway through the trees to the dinosaur area, it was loads of fun. It's a good combination of kids museum and zoo/aquarium. We...More

Thank MarshallTFoster
Reviewed 4 days ago

This living museum offers both hands-on water animal experiences and observation of outdoor living animals. This is NOT a zoo so you don't have throves of animals. However the brown fox and the 2 bald eagles are something. The dinosaur exhibit is PERFECT for kids...More

Thank sonypepe
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our 5 grandchildren, ages 2 to 12, to the Living Museum when they were here for Thanksgiving. It has so many different kinds of exhibits - everyone was entertained! There's a "touch tank" where each of the children got to hold a crab...More

Thank _bhkamp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit this wonderful museum on a special, $1 admission day. How awesome is that?! The Living Museum...thank you for this price, in celebration of your birthday:) This place is unique, in that many of the animals are actually outside! It's...More

Thank Brittany C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll preface this by saying that my son hopes to become a wildlife biologist and if I were to do things over again, probably would, too. So perhaps it’s no wonder that we took a fair bit of time to speak with the (very knowledgeable...More

Thank FromIowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Virginia for a week and visited this museum twice. The first time it was just my son and I while my husband worked. We liked it so much that he wanted to go so we ended up going again later in the...More

1  Thank FeedMeSeymour84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took grandchildren and they had a ball. The museum is full of adventure and exciting exhibits of animals from all over the world. They didn't get bored and were sad to leave.

1  Thank annette m
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We took our grandson who is 4 going on 20 and he thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals, the legos, the dinosaur exhibit and the wellness area where kids are the veterinarians caring for the animals. Thinking of getting a family membership!

1  Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My son kept getting a brochure for the Virginia Living Museum during a recent hotel stay. I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised! We had an amazing time and loved the interactions with animals. We watched a beaver build his damn for almost an hour. The...More

1  Thank Brittany C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This place is nice... and I’m thankful it’s a sanctuary for rescue animals. A ton of things to look and animals.. perfect for kids and adults alike !

Thank aliciafurrow
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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
2 June 2017|
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Response from Y5222ZLlindam | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a military discount, but sorry no pets allowed.

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