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Virginia Living Museum

Connecting people to nature through educational experiences

four stars

91.94

524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601
tel: (757) 595-1900   Web Site
EIN: 54-6055922

Board Leadership
Bradford N. Patten
President

CEO
Rebecca Kleinhample
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.94 four stars
  Financial 91.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1987, the Virginia Living Museum became the first living museum east of the Mississippi, combining the elements of a native wildlife park, science museum, aquarium, botanical preserve and planetarium. The exhibits showcase all of the state's regions from the upland coves of the Appalachian Mountains to the salty offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean and feature more than 245 different animal species. The Museum's unique exhibits are also a vital component in its extensive education programming. The museum believes in hands-on education; that by experiencing science it will become memorable. More than two million students have visited the museum since 1987.

In 1987, the Virginia Living Museum became the first living museum east of the Mississippi, combining the elements of a native wildlife park, science museum, aquarium, botanical preserve and planetarium. The exhibits showcase all of the state's regions from the upland coves of the Appalachian Mountains to the salty offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean and feature more than 245 different animal species. The Museum's unique exhibits are also a vital component in its extensive education programming. The museum believes in hands-on education; that by experiencing science it will become memorable. More than two million students have visited the museum since 1987.

Financial

four stars

91.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.09
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Living Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Living Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 91.94 four stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 85.68 three stars
EcoTarium (MA) 86.38 three stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 94.55 four stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 90.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $765,592
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,159,284
   Fundraising Events $172,062
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $653,113
Total Contributions $2,750,051
   Program Service Revenue $1,799,780
Total Primary Revenue $4,549,831
   Other Revenue $19,192
TOTAL REVENUE $4,569,023
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,986,636
   Administrative Expenses $521,820
   Fundraising Expenses $186,085
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,694,541
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-125,518
   
Net Assets $19,496,825

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.94 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.95 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.96 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 88.54 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 78.57 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 80.55 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 82.51 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.82 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.31 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 85.64 three stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 77.26 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 87.49 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 93.32 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 95.88 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 92.96 four stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 96.03 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-6055922
Name in IRS Master File VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,520 2.39% Page Hayhurst Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 91.94 four stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 90.75 four stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.02 three stars
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (VT) 86.99 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 90.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601
tel: (757) 595-1900
fax: (757) 599-4897
EIN: 54-6055922

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Board Leadership

Bradford N. Patten
President

CEO

Rebecca Kleinhample
Executive Director

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