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.

DINOSAURS

Experience towering dinosaur skeletons, a spectacular dinosaur-themed maze, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Wednesday, November 5
Homeschool Wednesdays -

Science and engineering programs specifically designed for home school students

Wednesday, November 12
Homeschool Wednesdays -

Science and engineering programs specifically designed for home school students

Thursday, November 13
2nd Thursday Science Talks -

Join us every second Thursday of each month through May 14, 2015 for special presentations delivered by VMNH curators, VMNH researchers, as well as VMNH research associates.  Each topic covers a unique field of science from paleontology to archaeology to human health.

Wednesday, November 19
Doodle Bugs! - Life Sciences: Plants -

VMNH offers children ages 3 to 5 the opportunity to experience natural history first-hand with the Doodle Bugs! program.

Reptile Day festival a success

The annual Reptile Day festival was a huge success, drawing over 300 area students on October 10 and over 1,300 visitors on October 11. Thank you to sponsors American Global Logistics and River Community Bank.

VMNH receives $20,000 grant for new exhibit

VMNH has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Patterson Trust for a new saber-toothed cat exhibit.

Nominations sought for 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards

Nominations are being sought for the Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation’s 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards honoring individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education

Dr. Joe B. Keiper named to VAM Governing Council

Dr. Joe B. Keiper, executive director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, has been named to the Virginia Association of Museums Governing Council, serving as the director for nature, science, and planetaria.

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