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.


Experience towering dinosaur skeletons in the Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life.

Saturday, April 25
Earth Day Festival -

Get up.  Get out.  Enjoy the great outdoors!

Wednesday, April 29
Doodle Bugs! - Engineering: Design -

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

Wednesday, May 6
Homeschool Wednesdays -

Science and engineering programs specifically designed for home school students

Saturday, May 9
Science Saturdays: Bug Bash! -

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!

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.

"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.

28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards held February 11 in Richmond

The Virginia Museum of Natural History held its 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony on February 11 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

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.