Virginia Living Museum

524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
757-595-1900

Vision Statement:

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.

Mission Statement:

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.


Reviews

N Glitch

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

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. Nice shop with lots of fun things and jewelry.

Raegan DeWitt

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Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

My family loves this place. We often spend hours in the play vet clinic downstairs. The dinosaur park is another favorite. There is always something to do here rain or shine. From stargazing to gardening they have such fun interactive learning play stations we couldn't ask for more.

Samantha Stone

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Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

We were visiting here using the reciprocity program (so it was free). Great museum with lots of ecological information, but not info heavy. Lots of hands in for the kids and the staff was friendly and helpful. It was rainy and chilly when we were there, but braved the outside areas anyways. We were not disappointed animals were out and active the area is very handicap friendly and nicely maintained. Definately recommend a visit.

Stacey Wilson

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Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

The living museum never fails to be a fun visit! Plus we always learn something. Their rotating exhibits have been big hits with our 4 year old, especially Wolf to Woof and the current Lego exhibit. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The facilities are clean and the cafe offers yummy, cooked to order food! If you want someplace that will keep the kids entertained for multiple visits and a place the adults will love as well, you just can't go wrong with the VLM.

Annette Cudnohufsky

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Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

Went for the birthday celebration. This place is big, and super nice. we got to see the wolves being fed. Kids loved it.


Upcoming Events at Virginia Living Museum

Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 9:00am
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Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks

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Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks

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Holiday Magic

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 1:30pm
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Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:00am
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Holiday Magic

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:00am
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Holiday Magic

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 at 9:00am
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Holiday Magic

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Dino on the Loose! at the VLM

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 at 1:00pm
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Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 at 9:00am
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Holiday Magic

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Dumpster Doug Ecology Magic Show & Wacky Science Show

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 11:00am
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Holiday Magic

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Dumpster Doug Ecology Magic Show & Wacky Science Show

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 11:00am
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Holiday Magic

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Dumpster Doug Ecology Magic Show & Wacky Science Show

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:00am
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Holiday Magic

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:30pm
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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Stellar Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 at 11:00am
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Holiday Magic

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 at 11:30am
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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

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Star Party & Laser Light Shows

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
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