Dinosaur Discovery Trail opens

Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601
United States 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601


  • Museum admission: $$20 adults, $15 children (ages 3-12), ages 2 and under free

For more than 25 years, dinosaurs have been a popular summer exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum. This year, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the museum opens a permanent outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail. This permanent exhibit will showcase 16 of the majestic animals that ruled our earth for more than 150 million years. Visitors will walk through the woods to see realistic one-third to full-size dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous eras. The dinosaurs will range in size from a mini Ankylosaurus to a 16-foot-tall Brachiosaurus. There will be a baby T-rex photo op and a half-size T-rex. The trail will also include a children’s play area, dig pits for amateur paleontologists, including one with an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads and displays of dinosaur and Ice Age fossils.