River Otter Swimming

Virginia Living Museum

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

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. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. Experience a cool mountain cove and steamy cypress swamp. Explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave. Enjoy hands-on activities. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view coastal birds, beavers, otters and other animals in naturalized habitats. Gardens and landscape plantings display an extensive array of native plants. Learn how to live, build and garden green. Kids particularly 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.

New for FALL 2016... opening October 15 - The Dinosaur Discover Trail with 16 realistic static dinosaurs!