The Best Places To See in Newport News

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Newport News, Virginia. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

Since 1966

Museum, Café, Store, Special Needs, Group and Student Tours, Group Planetarium Shows, Group Laser Shows, Taste of Virginia Tours, Custom Tours, Specialty Tours, Spring and Summer Tours, Civil War Guide, Jamestown Podcasts, Book Your Event, Birthday Parties, Dinners/Receptions, Meetings, Outdoors, Weddings Parties, Educational and Kids Programs

The museum features a 5,500-square-foot (510 m2) aviary, a butterfly garden and a 3/4 mile boardwalk with animals living in their natural habitats - The exhibitions feature more than 245 different animal species

Price: Adults $20, Children (Ages 3-12) $15

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

I absolutely love going here with my kids. They love it too. It has the perfect mix of good things to do inside AND outside. So whether it's raining or not the kids will be entertained. They also have a cafeteria area in case you forget lunch. Its not the best food but what can you expect. They have a great dinosaur park with activities for the kids outside and plenty of things for the kids to touch and see inside. It really is a great place to help the kids develop all their senses.

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100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606

Since 1930

Museum, Explorers Theater, Food, Shopping, Park and Trail, Activities for Kids, Shops, Stores, Exhibitions, Upcoming Events, Events Calendar, Lectures, Craft Beer Festival, Group Tours, Students, Private Group Experiences, Dining Options, Education Programs, Summer Programs, Video Conferencing, Adult Learners, Schools & Youth Groups Programs

Members, Children 3 and Under: Free Admission - The museum’s collection totals approximately 32,000 artifacts, equally divided between works of art and three-dimensional objects

Price: Adults $13.95, Seniors (65+) $12.95, Military (with valid ID) $12.95, Children (4-12) $8.95

Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Extremely well done view of history and human experience through our ocean-going adventures. My only critique would be the lack of attention to merchant trade and general transportation. Amazing hands-on activities, videos, and reproduction environments. Though not the focus of the museum, the Small Crafts collection is one of my favorite, permanent collections in this museum. Small boats, primative-to-experimental, are on display.

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9285 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23607

Since 1923

Museum, Exhibitions, Educational Programs, Kids Camp Programs, America and War Collections, Axis Powers, Evolution of Weaponry, Women at War, Prisoner of War, HR Port of Embarkation, Fowler Gallery of Arms, Marches Toward Freedom, Visions of War, Berlin Wall Exhibit, Field Trip Planning, Museum Manners, Outreach Programs & Rental Facility

Children Under 7 Free Admission - AAA members receive $1 Off - It also includes a special collection of uniforms and weaponry used by African American service members throughout Military history of the United States

Price: Adult $8.00, Adult w/AAA $7.00, Seniors (62 & above) $7.00, Seniors (62 & above) w/AAA $6.00, Military $7.00, Military w/AAA $6.00, Children (ages 7-18) $6.00, Children (ages 7-18) w/AAA $5.00

Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A self guided tour through out the history of the United States wars. They had so many different artifacts it was hard not to spend hours wondering through the building staring at different items they had placed on the walls. Some of my favorite items included creepy old gas masks, the war propaganda posters and the tank they had outside the building. If you are really into old guns this would be a great place to go because they have so many of them.

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