As part of the Dinosaurs exhibits, Dinosaur Discovery features a walk-through maze, consisting of a series of dinosaur murals on the inner-walls of the maze, as well as dinosaur specimens and interactive elements awaiting participants at nearly every “wrong” turn. The exhibits also display dozens of real dinosaur fossils, some of which include a Stegasaurus shoulder blade and Diplodocid thigh bones.
Additionally, the exhibit marks the return of one of the museum's most popular displays ever to be exhibited, "Cera" the animatronic Triceratops. With a push of a button, “Cera” moves about for visitors.
June 15, 2013 thru May 10, 2014
The special exhibit "Nano" is now open through May 10, 2014 in the Suzanne M. Lacy Education Center at VMNH. This exhibit is sponsored by George & Jean Adams, and Carter Bank & Trust.
July 20, 2013 thru May 10, 2014
Don't miss the special exhibit "Stories from Skeletons: Hard Evidence," opening July 20 at the Virginia Museum of Natural History! This exhibit is sponsored by River Community Bank.
March 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Dr. DorothyBelle Poli, Associate Professor of Biology at Roanoke College and VMNH Research Associate to present “Hunting Dragons: Using fossils to explore lore”
March 20, 2014 thru March 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The 27th annual VMNH Thomas Jefferson Awards will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014. The awards ceremony will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. and followed by a reception from 7 to 8 p.m.