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Hall of Ancient Life

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ancient creatures and modern science.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity features spectacular African mammal collections, including antelopes, a lion, a hyena, a leopard and more.

Sunday, June 11
Closing of the "Exploring Virginia" exhibit -

The special exhibit Exploring Virginia closes on Sunday, June 11, 2017, with the Dinosaurs exhibit to open Friday, July 21, 2017.

Saturday, June 17
Dragon Festival -

Don't miss the first-ever Dragon Festival at VMNH in partnership with Roanoke College, with spectacular displays, hands-on educational activities, and engaging presentations. Learn about the connections between natural history and dragon lore across the world.

Friday, July 21
"Dinosaurs" exhibit opening in conjunction with Dino Day Festival -

The Dinosaurs special exhibit will open in conjunction with day 1 of the Dino Day Festival, Friday, July 21, 2017.

Friday, July 21 - Saturday, July 22
Dino Festival (2-day event!) -

Don't miss the Dino Festival July 21-22, 2017, with spectacular displays, hands-on activities, and fascinating presentations.

STEM Showcase held at VMNH

The 2nd annual STEM Showcase was held at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 8.

VMNH receives VTC grant

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Virginia Museum of Natural History, in partnership with Piedmont Arts and the Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Division, received $3,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund for “The Year of Discovery” marketing partnership.

Ancient DNA extracted from 1,000-year-old extinct tortoise from the Bahamas

Dr. Alex Hastings, assistant curator of paleontology, part of unprecedented study

Long-time VMNH Friend and Supporter Passes

The Virginia Museum of Natural History recently lost a long-time friend, supporter and Trustee, Dr. Philip M. Sprinkle.

The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage
within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.