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.

Saturday, September 5 - Wednesday, August 3
Exploring Virginia -

Be sure to visit our newest special exhibit, Exploring Virginia, opening September 5, 2015!

Thursday, September 10
2nd Thursday Science Talk: The universe and our only blue planet -

2nd Thursday Science Talk: The universe and our only blue planet, presented by Dr. Denny Casey, Director of Education & Public Programs, VMNH

Saturday, September 26
Smithsonian Museum Day -

VMNH is taking part in Smithsonian Museum Day Live!, a nationwide event where participating museums across the country offer free admission with a Museum Day Live! ticket.

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

Museum open Sundays May 24 through September 6

Summer Discovery program includes Sunday openings, discounted new memberships, Summer Camps, and Science Saturdays.

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.

Dr. Casey elected District Director of NSTA

Dr. Dennis A. Casey was elected District VIII Director of the National Science Teachers Association.

Huffmon Trout Notecards now available for purchase

The museum is pleased to now offer the Huffmon Trout Notecard series available for purchase at the museum and the museum'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.