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, September 8
2nd Thursday Science Talk -

Dr. James S. Beard, Director of Research & Collections, Curator of Earth Sciences, will present "Why so much stuff?"

Saturday, September 10
Adult Curator Camp -

Adult Curator Camp is an opportunity for adults (21 and older) to learn about VMNH while participating in fun, hands-on activities and programs. Enjoy a catered meal and go behind the scenes to see the museum’s collections and experience what it’s really like to work in our laboratories. Space is limited; register today!

Friday, September 30
VMNH Foundation Golf Tournament -

Team slots and sponsorships are now available for the 11th annual VMNH Foundation Golf Tournament presented by BB&T on Friday, September 30 at Westlake Golf & Country Club. Proceeds benefit the VMNH Discovery Fund.

Saturday, October 8
Bugs, Beer & BBQ -

It's barbecue, beer and...bugs! The museum is the place to be as we host "Bugs, Beer & BBQ". Enjoy a variety of beer choices, amazing barbecue from Checkered Pig, live music, and live animal displays from Infinity Acres. Register for the Corn Hole Tournament by September 23, and compete for museum prizes! 

VMNH curator to be featured in the British documentary, "Prehistoric Megabeasts: Croc vs Snake"

Dr. Alex Hastings, assistant curator of paleontology at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, will be featured in the documentary "Prehistoric Megabeasts: Croc vs Snake", scheduled to debut in the United Kingdom on the British public service television broadcaster, Channel 4, this Sunday at 8 p.m. BST.

VMNH taking part in Museums for All initiative

The museum is taking part in the Museums for All initiative, an IMLS program that provides discounted museum admission to low-income families.

The Great Wyoming Dinosaur Dig

VMNH researchers recently completed the "Great Wyoming Dinosaur Dig", a 3-week dinosaur fossil excavation in Wyoming in collaboration with Lynchburg College.

The Geology of Virginia is now available

The Geology of Virginia is now available for purchase from the Virginia Museum of Natural History's online store.

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.