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.

Wednesday, September 24
Doodle Bugs! - Little Scientists and Inventors -

VMNH offers children ages 3 to 5 the opportunity to experience natural history first-hand with the Doodle Bugs! program.

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.

Wednesday, October 1
Homeschool Wednesdays -

Science and engineering programs specifically designed for home school students

Thursday, October 2
Teacher Appreciation Night 2014 -

The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce cordially invite all teachers and educators in Martinsville, Henry County, and the surrounding region to the museum for a reception honoring your service to our area's students!

Nominations sought for 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards

Nominations are being sought for the Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation’s 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards honoring individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education

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
Doodle Bugs!
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.