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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.

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.

Wednesday, October 5
Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy -

VMNH offers engaging science and engineering programs for home school students. Programs are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-14.

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! 

Wednesday, October 12
Doodle Bugs! -

VMNH offers children ages 3 to 5 the opportunity to experience science and engineering first-hand with the Doodle Bugs! program. The hour-long programs include imaginative stories, fun activities, games and crafts that spark creativity and curiosity.

VMNH curator featured in UK documentary "Prehistoric Megabeasts: Croc vs Snake"

Dr. Alex Hastings, assistant curator of paleontology, was recently featured in the documentary "Prehistoric Megabeasts: Croc vs Snake", which debuted in the United Kingdom on the British public service television broadcaster, Channel 4.

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.