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Virginia Living Museum Tours

Virginia Living Museum
Visit the Virginia Living Museum to escape the static setting of your average museum. Instead, the zoo-like natural heritage site comes alive with interactive and educational displays of native animals and plants. View endangered wildlife, touch live marine creatures, and explore the region’s distant past on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail.

The Basics
Explore the Virginia Living Museum on a self-guided walk through the indoor and outdoor exhibits or join a guided tour and learn about the care, habitats, and life cycles of the museum's inhabitants. Experience the plants and animals of Virginia’s varied natural landscapes as you visit areas that replicate habitats ranging from the sea to the mountains. A planetarium, underground geology exhibits, and conservation-focused displays create a dynamic learning experience.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is a must-see for nature lovers and families.
  • The on-site cafe and store sell meals, snacks, and souvenirs.
  • The museum is accessible, and wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and strollers are available.
  • Choose from general admission tickets or upgrade to an array of special-interest tours.

How to Get There
Located in Newport News, the museum is about 70 miles (112 kilometers) or an hour's drive from Richmond and about six miles (9.6 kilometers) or a 15-minute drive from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. From I-64 E, follow Avenue of the Arts for four miles (6.5 kilometers) to the museum.

When to Get There

The museum is open year-round, but some exhibits are only open in summer. To see the outdoor gardens at their height, visit spring through fall. To avoid crowds, don't visit on weekends or school holidays.

Top Kid-Friendly Attractions at the Museum

The museum is focused on teaching kids through hands-on learning. The outdoor Dinosaur Discover Trail includes an interactive Paleo camp and dig pits where children experience what it's like to be a paleontologist. At the Wild and Well exhibit, kids try out their veterinarian skills with play props. Outside, youngsters learn about healthy habitats, diets, and conservation at the Children’s Garden and Playground.
Address: 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, Virginia 23601, USA
Admission: Varies
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Enjoy a day of family fun at the Virginia Living Museum during your visit to Williamsburg. Explore indoor and outdoor animal exhibits and see more than 250 species of wildlife native to Virginia, including bald eagles and endangered red wolves. Kid-friendly highlights include discovery centers, interactive hands-on exhibits, and an outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with life-like dinosaurs, dig pits, and fossils.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Should I book Virginia Living Museum tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Virginia Living Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 0 Virginia Living Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Virginia Living Museum 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Virginia Living Museum costs USD 20.00. Guided Virginia Living Museum tours start around USD 20.00 per person. See all 0 Virginia Living Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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