Military Discounts & Incentives
Open daily 9am-5pm.
YEAR-ROUND MILITARY DISCOUNT OFFER: Visit the Virginia Living Museum Admissions Desk with a MILITARY PHOTO ID and receive a $15 savings on any level of membership for active duty and retired military.
Virginia’s Animal Attraction
Virginia’s natural heritage is the star at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. See endangered red wolves, bald eagles and moray eels. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. Living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Hands-on activities, an observatory, state-of-the-art digital planetarium, outdoor boardwalk, green living demonstration house, native plant and conservation gardens add to the experience.
Step back millions of years on the outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail, which features 16 life-like dinosaurs, a paleo camp, dig pits and displays of dinosaur and ice age fossils.
Kids can get active at the Nature Playground with its climbing spider web, hop on mushroom shapes and talking tubes, and play Hobbit House. Indoors, future animal keepers and vets can play, learn and dream in the permanent exhibit, “Wild & Well.” Designed primarily for preK to 3rd grade children, the exhibit offers hands-on exploration and learning about animal health with a secondary message about human health.
Got a green thumb or know someone who does?
Treat them to a walk in our native gardens with one of our VLM Horticulturists! Find out what’s blooming on-site as you go behind the “greens” to see how we’re growing native! You might even leave with tricks and tips you can use in your yard/home garden while understanding the true benefit of planting and growing native plants.
The tour takes place on alternating Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. on May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, and September 14.
Tickets can be purchased at this link: https://thevlm.org/events/behind-the-scenes-tours
What You'll Find at The VLM
- Changing Exhibits
- Indoor Galleries
- Boardwalk Trail
- Dinosaur Discovery Trail
- Living Green/Gardens
- Just for Kids
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"We have had a membership for 10 years!"
Our family has loved our membership to the VLM for 10 years now! We enjoy all the museum has to offer from the exhibits to events to camps. The membership never gets old and we often just like to stop in for a walk around the outside. It's a beautiful museum with tons to offer and you can't beat the military family membership. Love the VLM!