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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.

Wednesday, September 20
Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy -

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to providing engaging science and engineering programming to homeschool students. Currently, the museum offers the Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy, a series of bi-monthly programs from September to May designed to supplement students' learning and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based topics.

Saturday, September 23
Smithsonian Museum Day @ VMNH -

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! provides free 1-day admission to visitors with a Museum Day pass. Museum Day passes are available for download beginning August 25.

Sunday, September 24
Sunday, September 24
Museum Closed

VMNH receives $16,000 grant for festivals

The grant from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr., Charitable Foundation Trust will support the 2017-2018 “Educational Festivals Initiative.”

VMNH staff updates

Includes information about new hires, staff updates, and professional service.

Eclipse viewing at VMNH

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce that it will serve as a solar eclipse viewing venue on Monday, August 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the first 100 visitors receiving free eclipse viewing glasses.

Dinosaurs: Reign of the Giants now open

Dinosaur lovers venturing into the Virginia Museum of Natural History now have a new Mesozoic masterpiece to explore.

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.