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.

Thursday, October 8
2nd Thursday Science Talk: DNA: the molecule of life -

2nd Thursday Science Talk: DNA: the molecule of life, presented by Dr. Nancy Moncrief, Curator of Mammalogy, VMNH

Friday, October 9
VMNH Foundation Golf Tournament presented by BB&T -

Team slots and sponsorships are now available for the 9th annual VMNH Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, October 9 at Westlake Golf & Country Club. Proceeds benefit the VMNH Discovery Fund.

Tuesday, October 13
Archaeology Open House -

Join us on Tuesday, October 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum for an open house with behind-the-scenes access to the VMNH Archaeology Lab as part of Virginia Archaeology Month!

Saturday, October 24
Reptile Day Festival -

Slither your way into the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 24 and spend the day viewing a plethora of snakes, lizards, alligators and even amphibians!

Governor McAuliffe announces appointments to VMNH Board of Trustees

Governor McAuliffe recently announced appointments to the VMNH Board of Trustees.

Nominations sought for 2016 Thomas Jefferson Awards

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking nominations through December 4, 2015 for the various awards to be presented at the 29th annual VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson Awards.

"Doodle Bugs!" brings world's wonders to early learning

From dinosaur bones to turtles to teepees, "Doodle Bugs!" brings the wonder of natural history to children ages 3 to 5.

Dr. Alex Hastings named assistant curator of paleontology

After an exhaustive, international search, the Virginia Museum of Natural History announces the hiring of Dr. Alex Hastings as assistant curator of paleontology.

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.