See animals native to Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay swim, slither, roam and fly in the Virginia Living Museum. 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 in four Discovery Centers.
See spectacular views of the sun from the observatory and venture into space in the state-of-the-art planetarium theater. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view coastal birds,beavers, otters and other animals in naturalized habitats. Gardens and landscape plantings display an extensive array of native plants. Learn how to live, build and garden green. Kids particularly enjoy the Nature Playground and Learning Garden.
The Virginia Living Museum’s living exhibits take visitors on a tour of Virginia’s natural heritage, from the mountains to the sea, all in one wooded lakeside setting.