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View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. 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 through exhibits, discovery centers and interactive hands-on exhibits.

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Location

The Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA, just 2 miles off I-64 at Exit 258A.  


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Museum Hours Hours

 Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Outdoor areas close at 4:30pm

Daily


 Winter (Labor Day to Memorial Day)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

noon to 5 p.m.

Outdoor areas close at 4:30pm

Mon-Sat

Sunday


Thanksgiving, Dec. 24, 25, Jan. 1

Closed

 


General Admission Prices Prices

 

 Adults (age13+)

Child (ages 3-12)
(2 & under free)

Museum

$17.00

$13.00 

Museum & Planetarium

$21.00

$17.00

   


Virginia Living Museum Members

 

Museum

FREE

FREE

Planetarium

Day-time shows FREE

Day-time shows FREE

     
Special Tours
   

YEAR ROUND TOURS:

Behind the Scenes

Animal Confidential


$10/member

$12/non-member plus Museum Admission  


$10/member

$12/non-member plus Museum Admission

SEASONAL TOURS:

Walk with the Keeper

Endangered Encounter

Animal Pix


$10/member

$12/non-member plus Museum Admission


$10/member

$12 non-member plus Museum Admission


Snapper Bites Program
$15/member

$25/non-member

$15/ member

$25/non-member


ASTC Passport Program

The Virginia Living Museum participates in the ASTC Passport Program. The ASTC Passport Program is a travel benefit for members of local museums traveling outside their area. It is not a regional membership program.
There are two restrictions for use of the ASTC Passport at the VLM:
  • Memberships must be in museums located more than 90 miles from the VLM (location restriction).
  • Your residence must be located more than 90 miles from the VLM (residency restriction).
Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply.

The discount is offered to two adults and two children under the age of 18 living in the same household.

AZA
The Virginia Living Museum does not participate in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (ASA) reciprocal admission program.


Military
Visit the Admissions Desk with a MILITARY PHOTO ID and receive 10% off a general membership or $1 off per family member for daily admission tickets.

Parking
The Virginia Living Museum provides FREE parking in our extensive parking lots adjacent to the museum. There is also ample parking for buses in our secondary parking lot (the first parking lot as you enter the museum grounds).


The Virginia Living Museum has a "No Weapons" policy. Weapons include (but are not limited to) firearms and knives.


The museum is a smoke-free facility (including e-cigarettes).

Service dogs are the only animals allowed on the premises.



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