Virginia Living Museum

Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
757-595-1900

Vision Statement:

The Virginia Living Museum will continue to be the premiere learning laboratory to showcase Virginia’s natural and living resources so that people, of all ages and in future generations, will understand and protect the balance of our natural world.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Virginia Living Museum shall be to stimulate knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the biological and physical world, and to develop an understanding of its relationship to the environment of the planet and the universe beyond. This shall be accomplished by providing a variety of living interpretive exhibits and education programs for the public, students and educators that encourage a commitment to protection and conservation of our natural world and its delicately balanced components.


Upcoming Events at Virginia Living Museum

Turkey Pardoning at the VLM

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 at 10:00am
Newport News, VA
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Wild at Art Show

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Newport News, VA
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Wild at Art Show

Wild at Art Show

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Newport News, VA
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Wild at Art Show

Star Party & Laser Light Shows

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 6:30pm
Newport News, VA
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Star Party & Laser Light Shows

Dino on the Loose! at the VLM

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 1:00pm
Newport News, VA
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Dino on the Loose! at the VLM

Recent News

Star Party and Laser Light Show at Virginia Living Museum

Schedule:7:30pm: Virginia SkiesExplore the evening skies above Virginia in this classic planetarium presentation. A staff astronomer will discuss seasonal constellations as well as any planets visible. Additional topics may be explored depending on c…

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Virginia Living Museum to Open Permanent Dinosaur Trail October 15, 2016

For more than 25 years, dinosaurs have been a popular summer exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum. On October 15, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the museum will open a permanent outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail.This permanent exhibit w…

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Night of the Living Museum at Virginia Living Museum

Are you ready for a “wild” night of spooky animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving, pirates and princesses?Night of the Living Museum returns to the Virginia Living Museum for its 17th year. This is a non-scary Halloween event for families with kid…

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Snowy Egret Nest On Camera- July 2015

Four Snowy Egret babies at the Virginia Living Museum are growing up before our eyes and through the lens of the Virginia Living Museum’s streaming Egretcam. The camera stream is being hosted by media partner WVEC-TV.The four babies were born in th…

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Exotic Frogs Exhibit Opens At The Virginia Living Museum

Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world in “Frogs: A Chorus of Colors” at the Virginia Living Museum. View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, complete with their noisy croaks,…

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Artwork Exhibit Peers Deep into the Ocean at the Virginia Living Museum

Explore the diversity of life deep in the ocean’s wilderness in “Beyond the Edge of the Sea” on exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum. The exhibit highlights work by scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen, who accompanied Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dove…

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Virginia Living Museum To Hold Fall Native Plant Sale

The Virginia Living Museum will hold its annual fall plant sale. Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate Tidewater’s weather and serve as food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in…

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Celebrate the Earth Day 2014

The Virginia Living Museum celebrates Earth Day with special activities for our animals and guests. Observe the animals as they receive toys, treats and other enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors. The red wolves and coyotes may devour…

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