Virginia Living Museum Virginia Green

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Contact Information

  • Virginia Living Museum
    • 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Newport News, VA 23601
      Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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    • Phone: 757-595-1900
      Fax: 757-599-4897
      Email: Contact us
      Website: Visit us


Our state's natural heritage is the star at the Virginia Living Museum. Here, visitors can see red wolves, bald eagles, a loggerhead sea turtle, fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea, including a cypress swamp and a mountain cove. An observatory, state-of-the-art digital planetarium theater, outdoors boardwalk, living greenhouse and conservation garden add to the experience. Shop for unique souvenirs in the Wild Things Museum Store and dine in the Wild Side Café. Special events and evening programs are held year-round. Parking is free. 

Hours of Operation

Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended Summer Hours: Open Thursdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through September 1, 2016. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25, and Jan. 1.

Fees: $20 adults/$15 children (3-12), ages 2 and under FREE. Planetarium $4 additional.

Length of Tour: 3 hours

Additional Information

  • Associations / Options
  • NNHA Member
  • Family Fun
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering
  • Outdoors
  • Sea
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Meeting Facility Sq. Feet: 3,750
  • Banquet Round Style Seating: 300
  • Standing Theater Style: 370

Upcoming Events

  • Butterfly Haven exhibit: Jul 29 - Sep 24
  • Stargazing Night: Oct 14; 5 - 11 p.m.
  • Stargazing Night: Nov 11; 5 - 11 p.m.
  • Stargazing Night: Dec 9; 5 - 11 p.m.
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