Harvest Foundation 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, August 6 - Friday, August 8
Doodle Bugs! - Nature Art -

Explore how nature can be used to make art! Learn how many different cultures of past and present use nature to create art and make your own art projects to take home!

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!

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.

Spaces remain available for Summer Camps

Spaces remain available for upcoming Summer Adventure Camps at VMNH!

Living on the Water festival is July 26!

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is set to make a splash on Saturday, July 26 during its "Living on the Water" exhibit opening celebration and festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Reptile Day set for October 11

The museum has announced its popular Reptile Day festival will be held once again on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

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.