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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.

Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9
SUMMER CAMP: Dragon Breath Academy (ages 12-14) -

Attend school at the VMNH castle to learn about the history, mythology, and science behind a magical world.

Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9
SUMMER CAMP: Mad Scientists! (ages 9-11) -

Explore the crazy world of science through experimentation.

Sunday, June 11
Closing of the "Exploring Virginia" exhibit -

The special exhibit Exploring Virginia closes on Sunday, June 11, 2017, with the Dinosaurs exhibit to open Friday, July 21, 2017.

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16
SUMMER CAMP: Outdoor Adventures (ages 6-8) -

Discover the plants and animals around the museum and why it is important to care for the environment.

Dragon Festival, Dino Festival, Summer Camps & Sunday openings

Don't miss the exciting lineup of family festivals, children's camps and Sunday openings during summer 2017.

STEM Showcase held at VMNH

The 2nd annual STEM Showcase was held at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 8.

VMNH receives VTC grant

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Virginia Museum of Natural History, in partnership with Piedmont Arts and the Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Division, received $3,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund for “The Year of Discovery” marketing partnership.

Ancient DNA extracted from 1,000-year-old extinct tortoise from the Bahamas

Dr. Alex Hastings, assistant curator of paleontology, part of unprecedented study

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.