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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 love the VLM. So great that we can see all these lovely animals in this wonderful natural habitat. I love the otters and the beavers. They are so silky and pretty. My children loved the dinosaur exh...  more »
  • Best museum I have ever visited! All the animals are rescued!!! The train is great as well! I highly recommend this museum.  more »
  • This has a lot of variety and something for everyone. Kids loved the interactive displays and getting to touch some animals. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as a planetarium. Great way t...  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!!!!