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Virginia Living Museum

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  • Average5%
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“touch tank”(29 reviews)
“all ages”(50 reviews)
“animal exhibits”(15 reviews)
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 3 weeks ago 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

2  Thank wperruna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good show Kelly Howard impressed me and my friends.I would highly suggest a visit to VLM when you are in town.

Thank john h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful family adventure! Our grandchildren love this place, and so do we adults. Repeat visits are called for with the Dinosaur Exhibit still on display!

Thank ANN G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been before and still a great day out in VA. Enclosures are well maintained. Lots of seating around the attractions. It can get hot walking around so my advice would be to visit in the morning during summer. Large range of animals.

Thank Shelliei18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the museum. Wish the water was cleaner in the outdoor exhibits....but the inside pools are very nice.

Thank waynal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it, our 4 year old granddaughter loved it. It is hands on with loads of live fish, birds, and animals. They feed the stream and lake otters and you can watch. They let you touch hermit crabs, and star fish and live horseshoe...More

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My grandchildren love VLM From the wonderful exhibits to the fish tanks to the play room And dinasour playground They run and explore and learn It is a real treasure in our community

Thank tzinarichman
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure what to expect when we went to this museum, which seemed from the description to be part museum and part zoo. The dinosaur exhibit they have up now through Sept 3 was amazing! Our kids loved finding dinosaurs and posing for photos...More

Thank snsTravels
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Wonderful museum. We use to be members when we lived in the area. Definitely a worthwhile visit. A good family spot. Hand on activities for children. Kid friendly. Very nice staff

Thank ustressed
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The museum is well designed to showcase native Virginia habitats and wildlife. It is fun for kids to engage in the interactive exhibits, easy to navigate and not so big as to wear every one out! Family passes and repeated visits are a great idea...More

Thank beth7strat
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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 Peter H | 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 Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely military discount