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Smithsonian Museum Day at VMNH

September 28, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

VMNH is participating in the 9th annual Smithsonian Museum Day on September 28, joining participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open its doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from www.smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who bring one or more canned food items will also receive a complimentary museum pass for a later visit.


Skeletons exhibit in the Hall of Ancient Life

July 20, 2013 12:00 AM - May 10, 2014 12:00 AM
Skeletons exhibit

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.


"Nano" exhibit

June 15, 2013 12:00 AM - May 10, 2014 12:00 AM

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.


Dinosaur Discovery exhibit open January 12, 2013 to April 5, 2014.

January 12, 2013 12:00 AM - April 5, 2014 12:00 AM

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.

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