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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Virginia Living Museum

Connecting people to nature through educational experiences

four stars

90.96

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 90.96 four stars
  Financial 93.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

93.51

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.02
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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) 90.96 four stars
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 90.26 four stars
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 90.70 four stars
High Desert Museum (OR) 91.36 four stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $920,590
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,153,240
   Fundraising Events $74,043
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,047,007
Total Contributions $3,194,880
   Program Service Revenue $1,684,848
Total Primary Revenue $4,879,728
   Other Revenue $166,622
TOTAL REVENUE $5,046,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,136,820
   Administrative Expenses $524,535
   Fundraising Expenses $187,988
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,849,343
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $197,007
   
Net Assets $19,305,422

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
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,130 2.33% Page Hayhurst Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Living Museum (VA) 90.96 four stars
San Diego Natural History Museum (CA) 96.66 four stars
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 90.71 four stars
CuriOdyssey (CA) 87.78 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 95.05 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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