The Virginia Living Museum has a long history where it has evolved from a nature museum and planetarium in 1966 to then adding a focus on physical and applied sciences in 1976, and then a living museum in 1983. Visitors can see a range of traditional exhibits, living exhibits, and preserved land that is home to Virginia’s many indigenous species, the science center, aquarium, aviary, and the botanical preserve and planetarium.
The 5,500 square foot land has a ¾ mile boardwalk that showcases animals such as red wolves, bobcats, river otters, and pelicans in their natural habitats. The museums also houses a butterfly garden and several exhibits on the many environments that can be found in Virginia such as cypress swamp, the Appalachian Mountain cove, and coastal plain.
Contact: 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601, Phone: 757-595-1900
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