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.

Thursday, December 10
2nd Thursday Science Talk: Dinosaurs and life thereafter -

2nd Thursday Science Talk: Dinosaurs and life thereafter, presented by Dr. Alex Hastings, Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, VMNH

Friday, December 18
Public opening of the Ice Age exhibit -

The new Ice Age exhibit will open in the Hall of Ancient Life, with skeleton casts of Pleistocene creatures including a saber-tooth cat, giant beavers, and muskox. An opening reception for VMNH Members will be held December 17.

Saturday, December 19
Youth Curator Camp -

Youth Curator Camp is an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to learn about the museum while participating in fun, hands-on activities and programs! Call 276-634-4185 or email discover@vmnh.virginia.gov to reserve your space today!

Thursday, January 14
2nd Thursday Science Talk: Biodiversity and your place in it -

2nd Thursday Science Talk: Biodiversity and your place in it, presented by Dr. Kaloyan Ivanov, Assistant Curator of Recent Invertebrates, VMNH

VMNH receives gift for school group scholarships

The museum recently received a gift from the Marjorie Sutton Memorial Foundation to provide scholarships for public schools in Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia.

Governor McAuliffe announces appointments to VMNH Board of Trustees

Governor McAuliffe recently announced appointments to the VMNH Board of Trustees.

Nominations sought for 2016 Thomas Jefferson Awards

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking nominations through December 4, 2015 for the various awards to be presented at the 29th annual VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson Awards.

"Doodle Bugs!" brings world's wonders to early learning

From dinosaur bones to turtles to teepees, "Doodle Bugs!" brings the wonder of natural history to children ages 3 to 5.

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.