Hall of Ancient Life
Welcome to the museum! 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. View the flying reptile, Pteranadon, and its impressive 20-foot-wing-span soaring 40 feet above the hall. Marvel over the cast skeleton of the theropod dinosaur, Allosaurus, a 140 million year old dinosaur discovered in north central Wyoming where museum scientists conduct annual excavations. Witness Eobalaenoptera, a 14-million year old baleen whale specimen collected by museum scientists north of Richmond and in an area once deep under water. Explore the work museum scientists conduct every day inside their labs as they conduct ground-breaking research. This and much more await you inside the museum's Hall of Ancient Life!