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Virginia Living Museum

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Virginia Living Museum Admission Ticket
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“animal exhibits”(16 reviews)
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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
+1 757-595-1900
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank bkenney5
Reviewed November 10, 2018

This museum highlights all of the natural wonders and wildlife found in Virginia. Beautiful displays of many types of habitats, from mountain streams to caves make this place a great place for kids to learn and explore creatures of all types - from snakes to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katherine L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

the kids love the dinosaur exhibits... the sounds and movements and interaction... the entire museum gets an A+ for cleanliness as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank abcanddkc
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

this is a great place to see and learn about local flora, fauna, and ecology. There are activities and displays for toddlers to adult, with special play and hands on things for all. check their calendar for special events. there is also a small planetarium

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank H4864ZKronc
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Nice place to visit...clean,employees very friendly, very educative,kids and adults enjoy.very reasonable price

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank theinstaller2004
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Second time I have been there. Impressed with their exhibits and hand on opportunities. My granddaughters loved the recent automated dinosaur exhibit. Definitely worth the drive from Williamsburg area attractions. Animals and wildlife always a plus with children.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CindyG1404
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Lots of cool exhibits for the kids and adults to enjoy. Changes from season to season. My granddaughter loved it!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jmmaccord
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We took our grandkids and they loved everything. I look forward to going back next time we visit. The hands on activities were great and the staff were all very friendly and educational

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank majorkm
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We took the teens here and they enjoyed the indoor aquarium animals and outdoor animals. They were not excited about the dinosaurs but enjoyed the rest. You get get a discount as a AAA member. Its small but bigger than we anticipated. Boardwalk leads you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Shannon R
February 23, 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.
Jaquan O
September 9, 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.
Lua L
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Peterharris32 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely military discount