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“Good for kids”

Virginia Living Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Amazing views from the sun, feeding animals was very interesting. Good for family with kids. The Avery is very nice you can see the animals very close and the Bold Eagle is beautiful.

Thank Mgiffu
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"animal exhibits"
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"all ages"
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"live animals"
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"dinosaur area"
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"an aquarium"
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"indoor and outdoor exhibits"
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"love animals"
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"crab"
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"red wolves"
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"flora and fauna"
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"children's garden"
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"season pass"
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"bald eagles"
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"hands on activities"
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"sea creatures"
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"kids and adults"
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is an wonderful place for those that love nature. Programs for kids to learn abut their surroundings instead of just playing games on IPads. They get to help with projects, see animals they have never seen before and volunteers are welcome here.

Thank JLDC
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Spent a few hours walking through the exhibits. Enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor setting. Many interesting exhibits for all ages.

Thank Oldhagmo
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

My daughter had her wedding here in August. I want to thank everybody that helped her plan it and set up for it. They were all great. The museum is a wonderful place to have a reception, something kids would love to see and be entertained with. Thanks guys.

Thank Dee F
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We attended a wedding here and they really outdid themselves. All of the staff members were super friendly and the exhibits were very creative. Had a great time!

Thank MarcieStratton
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