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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.

Sunday, July 30
Open Sundays May 28 - September 3 -

The museum will be open each Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. from May 28 through September 3, 2017.

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4
SUMMER CAMP: Build This (ages 6-8) -

Use your curiosity and creativity to build and test a variety of contraptions!

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4
SUMMER CAMP: Country Creation (ages 9-11) -

Delve into the important aspects of environment, culture, government, and more by creating land and countries in a new world!

Saturday, August 5
Charity Cornhole Tournament @ Mountain Valley Brewery -

VMNH is partnering with Mountain Valley Brewing for a Cornhole Tournament on August 5, with proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Blue Ridge. Required pre-registration by August 2 to krystal.davis@vmnh.virginia.gov or 276-634-4171.

Dino Festival, Summer Camps & Sunday openings

Don't miss the Dino Festival, July 21-22, along with children's camps and Sunday openings during summer 2017.

STEM Showcase held at VMNH

The 2nd annual STEM Showcase was held at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 8.

VMNH receives state tourism grant

VMNH, in partnership with Piedmont Arts and the Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Division, received $3,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation for the“The Year of Discovery” partnership.

Ancient DNA extracted from 1,000-year-old extinct tortoise

Dr. Alex Hastings, assistant curator of paleontology, part of unprecedented study

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.