Living on the Water

Experience a wide variety of bird, mammal and marine animal mounts depicted in elaborate scenes, as well as actual boats and models of ships and other large marine vessels.

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.

Saturday, August 8
Science Saturdays: Archaeology! -

Join us every 2nd Saturday from May through August 2015 for "Science Saturdays." Meet museum curators, view fascinating collections, and learn about current and upcoming research!

Friday, August 14
Bugs, Beer & BBQ -

It's barbecue, beer and...bugs on August 14! "Bugs, Beer & BBQ" includes a variety of beer choices, amazing barbecue, and live music by Tenured Soul! Register for the Cornhole Tournament and compete for museum prizes!

Saturday, September 5 - Wednesday, August 3
Exploring Virginia -

Be sure to visit our newest special exhibit, Exploring Virginia, opening September 5, 2015!

Saturday, September 5
Smithsonian Museum Day -

VMNH is taking part in Smithsonian Museum Day Live!, a nationwide event where participating museums across the country offer free admission with a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Museum open Sundays May 24 through September 6

Summer Discovery program includes Sunday openings, discounted new memberships, Summer Camps, and Science Saturdays.

Dr. Alex Hastings named assistant curator of paleontology

After an exhaustive, international search, the Virginia Museum of Natural History announces the hiring of Dr. Alex Hastings as assistant curator of paleontology.

Dr. Casey elected District Director of NSTA

Dr. Dennis A. Casey was elected District VIII Director of the National Science Teachers Association.

Huffmon Trout Notecards now available for purchase

The museum is pleased to now offer the Huffmon Trout Notecard series available for purchase at the museum and the museum's online store.

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.