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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, July 24 - Friday, July 28
SUMMER CAMP: Adventure Around the World (ages 9-11) -

Pack your bags, adventure awaits! Sail the high seas as pirates, discover hidden mummy tombs in Egypt, and travel back in time to feudal Japan to train as ninjas. Discover and learn about animals from around the world.

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28
SUMMER CAMP: Outdoor Survival Skills (ages 12-14) -

Map reading, fire starting, hunting, and fishing are just a few of the topics covered in the Outdoor Survival Camp!

Sunday, July 30
Open Sundays May 28 - September 3 -

The museum will be open each Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. from May 28 through September 3, 2017.

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4
SUMMER CAMP: Build This (ages 6-8) -

Use your curiosity and creativity to build and test a variety of contraptions!

Dino Festival, Summer Camps & Sunday openings

Don't miss the Dino Festival, July 21-22, along with 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 state tourism grant

VMNH, in partnership with Piedmont Arts and the Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Division, received $3,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation for the“The Year of Discovery” partnership.

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

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.