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Virginia Living Museum officially reopens under Phase Two guidelines

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 18:19:14-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Virginia Living Museum has officially reopened under Phase Two guidelines.

The Virginia Living Museum indoor facility officially opened at 9 a.m., Saturday.

For 82 days, the Animal Welfare and Conservation Team essential staff have remained on site to care for over 1,000 native mammals, birds, reptiles/amphibians, fishes and gardens. They say that the animals miss human interaction and will welcome the return of guests.

The outdoor trail and gardens were opened to VLM Members only since June 3.

The following high touch areas will still remain closed:

  • Wild Side Café
  • Wild Things Museum Store
  • Dinosaur Discovery Trail
  • Children's Learning Garden
  • All Planetarium Shows/Abbitt Planetarium
  • Changing Exhibit Gallery
  • Discovery Centers

Safety guidelines will be strictly followed including face masks are required for all staff members and visitors. VLM has created one way directional paths so that social distancing will be enforced. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the museum.

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