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.

Friday, September 12
VMNH Foundation Golf Tournament -

Team slots and sponsorships are now available for the 9th annual VMNH Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, September 12 at Westlake Golf & Country Club. Proceeds benefit the VMNH Discovery Fund.

Saturday, September 27
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.

Saturday, October 11
Reptile Day Festival -

Slither your way into the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 11 and spend the day viewing a plethora of snakes, lizards, alligators and even amphibians!

Saturday, January 24
Dino Day Festival -

Make tracks to the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for a festival of Jurrasic proportions!  Dinosaur skeletons, fossils and animatronics, as well as dino-themed games, crafts and presentations will make this an event not to be missed for the dino-lover in your family!

Dr. Joe B. Keiper named to VAM Governing Council

Dr. Joe B. Keiper, executive director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, has been named to the Virginia Association of Museums Governing Council, serving as the director for nature, science, and planetaria.

Dooley named executive director of Western Science Center in California

Virginia Museum of Natural History Curator of Paleontology Dr. Alton "Butch" Dooley, Jr. has accepted the position of executive director at the Western Science Center in Hemet, California.

VMNH, City of Waynesboro reach fundraising milestone

VMNH and the City of Waynesboro, in partnership with the Center for Coldwaters Restoration, recently announced that they have successfully raised $50,000 to fund the development of a master plan for a proposed natural science interpretive facility in Downtown Waynesboro.

Reptile Day set for October 11

Slither your way into the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Doodle Bugs!
Reptile Day
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.