This summer had been filled with trips for my family. After 2 years in the COVID isolated environment we needed to get out for sanity’s sake. One of these trips had us travel down to Williamsburg, Virginia for Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. As with any of my trips I will always seek out the closest aquarium-related site that can fit into our schedule. The Virginia Living Museum was a short drive away, so we planned our first time visit.

The Virginia Living Museum is located in Newport News. It is not a very large facility but it incorporated many of Virginia’s native wildlife on the property, a large garden, butterfly exhibit, and a planetarium, in addition to the aquatics exhibits inside. There were some oddities I did not expect to see like a cold water tank with giant isopods and lumpfish. The interactive science exhibits were great for kids to get some hands-on fun while learning something new. There was a good mix of attractions for the whole family to enjoy inside and out for a few hours.

So if you’re in the vicinity, plan a visit!


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