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Virginia Living Museum


The Virginia Living Museum, its pond, forest, and grounds, offer a chance to see 200 different species of native wildlife. Visitors can get up close to photograph and view wildlife in the wild or in the museum’s exhibits. Exhibits allow close-up views of bald eagle, bobcat, cedar waxwing, eastern screech owl, hooded merganser, otter, and beaver, to name a few. The Museum’s natural habitat attracts warblers, woodland birds, waterfowl, osprey, and more according to the season. The Living Museum features a native wildlife park, aquariums, living natural history exhibits, planetarium, observatory, indoor and outdoor aviaries, children’s learning garden, outdoor classroom, boardwalk at the pond’s edge, easy-to-walk woodland trail, backyard habitat display, and native botanical garden.


Physical Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601

From I-64, exit onto US-17 S/J Clyde Morris Blvd, continue straight onto Avenue of the Arts/J Clyde Morris Blvd, turn left onto Deer Park Entrance and follow it to the parking area.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (757) 595-1900 x249,
  • Website
  • Access: Fee, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Virginia Living Museum (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Mourning Dove
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Carolina Wren
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • American Robin

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Environmental Study Area
  • Fee
  • Accessible
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms