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Virginia Living Museum

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDWR encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail for any COVID-19 policies or closures. This information is typically posted on a site's own website. Remember to maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.


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 the Previous Site on the Lower Peninsula Loop of VBWT:

From the Mariners’ Museum, return to J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and continue north 1.1 miles. The entrance to the museum is on the right

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (757) 595-1900 x249, marketing@thevlm.org
  • Website
  • Access: Fee, Daily

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

  • Mallard
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Winter Wren

Seasonal Bird Observations


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