Virginia Living Museum

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  • Virginia Living Museum
    • 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Newport News, VA 23601
      Highway Exit: 258A
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    • Phone: 757-534-7402
      Fax: 757-599-4897
      Email: Contact us
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The Virginia Living Museum’s 100-seat outdoor amphitheater and its entrance courtyard are the perfect places for groups to perform. There is plenty of room, the acoustics are great (the animals won’t be disturbed!) and there are places for your audience to sit and enjoy the show. At the conclusion of the performance, the group can spend a few hours relaxing and learning about the wildlife of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. View red wolves, the most endangered mammal in North America. Get up close to a loggerhead sea turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Explore living replicas of a cypress swamp, Appalachian mountain cove and limestone cave. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. The Virginia Living Museum introduces visitors to more than 250 living species native to Virginia through exhibits, discovery centers and interactive hands-on exhibits. All exhibits correlate with and reinforce national science standards. Behind-the-scenes tours, classroom and assembly programs correlated to national standards, planetarium programs and after-hours bookings also available. Advance notice is required for all group visits. Contact: Jennifer Turlington 757-534-7402,

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Additional Information

  • Associations / Options
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering