Welcome to Virginia’s Animal Attraction … and Dinosaur Destination! View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish ... More info ›
Welcome to Virginia’s Animal Attraction … and Dinosaur Destination! View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish. See moray eels, fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and a real dinosaur bone. Explore indoor and outdoor habitats and see more native Virginia wildlife than you will see in a lifetime! It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. The museum introduces visitors to more than 250 living species native to Virginia (including 12 that are listed as endangered or threatened) through exhibits, discovery centers and interactive hands-on exhibits and an outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail.
Visit: Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, Virginia
Take a natural history tour of Virginia with indoor and outdoor live animal exhibits and hands-on activities. Stroll the elevated boardwalk to view coastal birds, bald eagles, beavers, bobcat, river otters, red wolves and other animals in naturalized habitats. Explore the outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, interactive paleo camp and dig pits, plus dinosaur and ice age fossils. Role play in out Wild and Well Clinic. Exhibits correlate with and reinforce national science standards.
The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News (I-64, exit 258-A). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.daily. Outdoor areas open until 4:30pm.
Cafe and Museum Store available.