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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.

Sunday, October 29
Museum Closed
Wednesday, November 1
Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy -

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to providing engaging science and engineering programming to homeschool students. Currently, the museum offers the Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy, a series of bi-monthly programs from September to May designed to supplement students' learning and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based topics.

Sunday, November 5
Museum Closed
Wednesday, November 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.

2nd Thursday Science Talks begin October 12

The 2017-18 season of 2nd Thursday Science Talks kicks-off on Thursday, October 12 at 6 p.m. at the museum.

Jefferson Awards nominations now open

The museum is now accepting nominations for the 31st annual Thomas Jefferson Awards to be held February 15, 2018 at the Library of Virginia.

VMNH receives $16,000 grant for festivals

The grant from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr., Charitable Foundation Trust will support the 2017-2018 “Educational Festivals Initiative.”

VMNH staff updates

Includes information about new hires, staff updates, and professional service.

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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.