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Virginia Living Museum

#2 of 33 things to do in Newport News Features Animals
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1999
+1 757-595-1900
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Educational and fun- especially for young children. We had a range of ages from 2 to 65 and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michele B
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We need to make people aware to go here before it's shut down.

I've heard rumors but it's still surviving. This is an okay visit. It's like a very small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hampton, Virginia
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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 yesterday via mobile

Educational and fun- especially for young children. We had a range of ages from 2 to 65 and everyone enjoyed it.

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've heard rumors but it's still surviving. This is an okay visit. It's like a very small zoo/aquarium/kids area and park combined. Small place to eat inside. Very well kept inside and out. Very peaceful here and worth a day there. It has wolves and...More

Thank dahoov
Reviewed 1 week ago

It costs $19-$24 for an adult and $15 for kids to enter. If the inside matched the outside, it would have been a ripoff. However, the inside was pretty good and they had some good exhibits. And there is a hands-on area. I think any...More

1  Thank musket_trip
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just loved this place - it has all the things which a kid/family would love - a mini zoo, aquarium, natural history museum type exhibits and lot of other information. It is one of a kind and loved every moment of our time here.

Thank Arun I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an informative enjoyable 'habitat' for many of the local species, animals are on display also. They put on a number of events, dances & such. I always have a good time when we go.

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate the visit and exhibits. Our residents love the fact that it's hands on and they could walk outdoors and walk the trail.

Thank 111rmorris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great animal/environmental museum. I was pleasantly surprised when we walked inside. It's not too big or to small. Everything was laid out beautifully and executed with the animals natural habitats in mind. Be prepared to spend 3-4 hours walking around.

Thank kuhndog517
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They advertised they were open until 8:00 pm on Thursdays, we arrived at 4:00 pm and barely made the walk through the woods. All the movies had started and ended at 5:00. The Waterways Exhibit was being used as a reception for donors. What could...More

Thank TogoNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the 30 min drive from Williamsburg to check out the animals of the Virginia area. Some you would expect: blue crab, copperhead snake. And some you wouldn't: lobster, tyrannosaurus rex. The museum is clean, staff are nice, and it's planned out well to make...More

Thank ahirt845
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice living museum with inside and exterior displays. Nice tour for a family or older adults. In addition I attended a wedding there and it was a great site which offered and out door site and inside area for the reception.

Thank Huskylablover
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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.
29 April 2017|
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Response from crossmail16 | Reviewed this property |
There is a tank that houses a wonderful sea turtle. He was as big as my eight month old grandson. Awesome turtle!