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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, March 1
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.

Wednesday, March 8
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.

Thursday, March 9
2nd Thursday Science Talk -

The March 2017 2nd Thursday Science Talk will be presented by Dr. Mary M. Voigt, Professor Emerita, the College of William & Mary.

Wednesday, March 15
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.

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

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

Long-time VMNH Friend and Supporter Passes

The Virginia Museum of Natural History recently lost a long-time friend, supporter and Trustee, Dr. Philip M. Sprinkle.

Awardees named for 30th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards

The Virginia Museum of Natural History has announced the award recipients for its 30th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony to be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the museum in Martinsville.

"The Year of Discovery"

Join us throughout 2017 as we celebrate The Year of Discovery.

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