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Virginia Living Museum, Newport News
(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the state's natural heritage at Virginia Living Museum, encompassing an aquarium, science center, aviary, planetarium, and botanical gardens. The museum explores the many environments of Virginia, including its coastal plain, the Appalachian Mountains, the Piedmont, a cypress swamp, and its subterranean setting. Outside, you can visit the butterfly garden and walk along a 1.2 km (0.75 mi) boardwalk to see animals, such as red wolves and river otters, living in their recreated natural habitats. The cafe has both indoor seating and a patio near the scenic conservation garden. Make Virginia Living Museum a centerpiece of your Newport News vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Newport News vacation builder.
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  • I didn't know what we going to see upon arriving but we not dissapointed. The place was clean, easy to navigate and kept our interest the entire time there...We didn't know that some of those animals ...  more »
  • We went to the museum today with our son's family. The children, ages 10, 6 and 3 loved it. The whole museum was very clean and well maintained. We did the outdoor boardwalk first. We saw many active ...  more »
  • This is a unique opportunity to interact with the flora and fauna of Virginia! Experience hands-on time with animals, fish, and the gardens of Virginia and play your way through the new dinosaur exhib...  more »
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  • 50 year anniversary celebration last weekend. They did a wonderful job with it. Very enjoyable and worth a trip to see.
  • This place is great for families, kids, adults, anyone who loves animals and nature. It's got just enough, neither too big nor too small. There's always something new to see, and the favorites are worth seeing again and again. My kids and I go here often.
  • I haven't been here in a long time, but my memories here are great! The animal exhibits and food were great ( Well, the food was fine).
  • Wish more people knew about this. I went here when I was taking care of two children 8 and 6. Both of them had a great time, the animals and walkways are very interactive. The displays are great, it kind of has a zoo appeal to it.
  • I loved coming here! Plenty of animals theyve rescued here! I even got to see Red Wolves and a Bobcat!!!!