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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

Cahmbriel Ann Clackum

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Whether you live nearby or are simply visiting the area on vacation, this is a must-see! It is an excellent place for families with children, but I have none and enjoyed it immensely. Part zoo/wildlife rescue, part aquarium, part museum, there is something here to delight everyone! I really liked the cave exhibit! Right now (I believe it's temporary) they have models of dinosaurs, many of which move and the dilophosaurs even spit water! They have red wolves, foxes, a bobcat, vultures, eagles, a possum, deer, and other animals, all rescues. The aquariums are amazing as well, and the exhibits reflect local terrain and habitats. $20 well spent!

Brittany Hedges

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We have a membership because it's a much better deal than going once or twice. The kids love it, they have temporary seasonal exhibits like the life sized dinosaurs and the arachnids. They used to have a Lego area and I hope they bring it back. It's cleaner than it was when I was a child which is a plus. Most of the volunteers that we speak with are helpful and knowledgeable. My kids love the play area with the vet center and kitchen stuff and the x rays. The microscope picture thing is really cool.

Cody Cranson

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Monday, June 11, 2018
This was so fun! We came here with our three kids, ages 5, 3 and 1, and everybody had a blast. There are very neat displays, including animatronic dinosaurs, inside. The kids loved being paleontologists and "digging" for fossils. There are aquariums with interesting aquatic life, and even a planetarium! The walk over the pond and through the woods was a welcome respite from the heat of the day, finishing with a very fun encounter with water - spraying dinosaurs!

Karen Cowan

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Very interesting museum. Great for kids to learn so much about fossils and nature. Easy walking on the boardwalks. Take your time to see each pen and who's in it. Don't miss the dinosaurs, very cool ! Visit both rooms of nature inside and grab a bite in the cafeteria. Nice gift store, also. Pleasant staff.

Thomas Diggs III

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Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Fun place, great for kids. My son loves it especially the dinosaurs. Well worth the yearly membership. Pays for itself in 2 trips. Great rainy day activity.

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