Virginia Living Museum
The Virginia Living Museum will continue to be the premiere learning laboratory to showcase Virginia’s natural and living resources so that people, of all ages and in future generations, will understand and protect the balance of our natural world.
The purpose of the Virginia Living Museum shall be to stimulate knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the biological and physical world, and to develop an understanding of its relationship to the environment of the planet and the universe beyond. This shall be accomplished by providing a variety of living interpretive exhibits and education programs for the public, students and educators that encourage a commitment to protection and conservation of our natural world and its delicately balanced components.
Our first time - we decided to get a membership. If you have young children you can definitely spend a whole afternoon there. It's very nice and has plenty of play areas and things for little kids to touch, hear, and play with. We really enjoyed our time there. I wasn't able to go to the planetarium, but I can't wait for the next star party. (When the planetarium and observatory are open at night). Cafe had decent food at good prices. (Everything on the menu is under $6.) Nice shop with lots of fun science things and some jewelry.
We love taking the kids here! It's great educational entertainment for all kinds of weather. The indoor exhibits include multiple kinds of wildlife and several interactive areas for children (touch pool, pretend play). The outdoor trails are full of wildlife. The touring exhibits are usually interesting. The observatory is cool, we saw a solar flare last time we were there.
It was great. But before u buy the tickets for the planetarium ( which u need to buy separate ), make sure what are you getting into. I mean which show it z. Some makes us sleep for sure. I ended up sleeping the entire time. There was a small party going on for kids and there was star troopers quite entertaining.It's Amazing Experience with family.
The museum was terrific. Our family spent a about 3.5 to 4 hours here, enjoying both the indoors and outdoor exhibits. There was a decent amount of activities for the little ones and much to read and enjoy. The cafe was small but ample and the prices weren’t on the extraordinary side so even a quick snack wasn’t a problem. Overall a great experience with some fun staff and activities.
This is a fantastic place. I started volunteering as a teenager, and have continued going ever since. I never get tired of it. The animals have natural habitats and they are always well cared for by animal lovers. I am always fascinated just watching the animals, and excited to see the changing exhibits that they have. I am posting some pics of a funny fish that kept me spellbound by his antics. He is called a feather blenny. Please go support this wonderful place! You will want to become a member when you go; it's that great. :-)