Virginia Living Museum

View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. 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. Touch famous Bay creatures, plus enjoy hands-on activities. Travel the universe in the planetarium theater. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view animals in naturalized habitats. Gardens and landscape plantings display an extensive collection of native plants. Learn how to build, live and garden green. Young kids particularly enjoy role playing being an animal keeper or a vet and exploring the Nature Playground.


Memorial Day to Labor Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Labor Day to Memorial Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Area: Beyond The Beach

Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601

(757) 595-1900

  • Admission Fee
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Accessible
  • Children Welcome

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