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Virginia Living Museum

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. See an extensive collection of native plants and green living exhibits.

Explore outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 lifelike dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits, and dinosaur and ice age fossils. Young kids enjoy indoor role play as an animal keeper/vet and the outdoor nature playground.

See spectacular views of the sun from the observatory and venture into space in the state-of-the-art planetarium theater. 

The Virginia Living Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News. Call 757-595-1900 or visit www.thevlm.org for more information.

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