River Otter Swimming

Virginia Living Museum

524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601
United States
Overview

Discover Virginia's rich natural heritage from the mountains to the sea at the Virginia Living Museum, just 20 minutes from Williamsburg. View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish. See playful otters and frogs that change colors. Experience a cool mountain cove, steamy cypress swamp, underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave. Relive the age of the dinosaurs and walk the outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits and fossil huts. Enjoy hands-on activities.  View coastal birds, beavers, otters and other animals in naturalized habitats along the outdoor boardwalk. Gardens feature native plants. Learn how to live, build and garden green. Kids enjoy "Be an Animal Keeper/Be a Vet" role play and the Nature Playground. Venture into space in the state-of-the-art planetarium theater. 

Opening July 22, 2017 enjoy Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks, an award-winning exhibition.