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Sunday openings in summer 2016

May 29, 2016 thru September 4, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SUMMER 2016 SUNDAY HOURS! In addition to the regular Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm hours, VMNH will be open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend (May 29) to Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4). 


SUMMER CAMP: Magic Treehouse Adventures   (ages 9-11)

July 25, 2016 thru July 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come get your game on this summer at VMNH! Campers will have the opportunity to explore game design concepts by designing, creating, and playing their own and other campers’ games.


SUMMER CAMP: Dinosaur Adventures! (ages 6-8)

August 1, 2016 thru August 5, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Campers will explore the life and times of these and other ancient creatures. Campers will examine how fossils form, how scientists dig them up, and what happens to them once they come to the museum. Dress for some messy fun!

Fee: $105 members, $115 non-members
Registration deadline: July 18

Summer Adventure Camp scholarship program
Thanks to River Community Bank, the VMNH Foundation, Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County, and Kiwanis, a limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarships will provide registration for one week of camp per applicant. To be considered, please complete the scholarship request form* and return it to the museum by the camp registration deadline.

Registration and fees
Registration forms and payments are due in advance. Please refer to deadlines for each camp. All applicants must complete the camp registration form and pay a registration fee of $25 which will be deducted from the cost of the camp. Campers should bring lunch and a water bottle.

Before and after camp care
Before care - 8 to 9 a.m., $30 per week or $6 per day
After care - 4 to 6 p.m., $60 per week or $12 per day

*For more information or to request camp registration forms, please call 276-634-4185 or email


Summer Adventure Camps: Space Race (ages 9-11)

August 1, 2016 thru August 5, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Time is running out and Earth’s inhabitants must create a new colony in space. Campers will get the chance to create their own planet from the ground up, terraforming it for their survival.


2nd Thursday Science Talk

September 8, 2016 thru September 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Presenter to be announced.