Virginia Living Museum

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWTBefore heading out to visit a site on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail, be sure to check if that site has any COVID-19 policies or closures in place. This information is typically posted on a site's own website.


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

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

  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Carolina Wren
  • Gray Catbird
  • House Sparrow
  • Pine Warbler
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Seasonal Bird Observations


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