Harvest Foundation 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.

Saturday, July 26
Living on the Water Festival -

Join us on Saturday, July 26 for a wet and wild time during the "Living on the Water" exhibit opening celebration and festival! With sandcastle building contests, water relay races, a dunking booth, and a plethora of games and crafts, the museum is the place to be the last Saturday in July!

Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1
Green Team -

Do you enjoy spending time outside? Join us as we experience the beauty of our community green spaces and discover how important they are to us and future generations. It’s a summer adventure you can be proud of!

Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8
EngiSci Girls -

What happens when science and engineering collide? The world changes for the better! Discover phenomenal feats of female engineering greats and meet female scientists and educators. Explore the world of engineering and science through fun, exciting challenges designed just for girls.

Spaces remain available for Summer Camps

Spaces remain available for upcoming Summer Adventure Camps at VMNH!

Living on the Water festival is July 26!

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is set to make a splash on Saturday, July 26 during its "Living on the Water" exhibit opening celebration and festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Reptile Day set for October 11

The museum has announced its popular Reptile Day festival will be held once again on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Summer Discovery 2014 at VMNH

The Virginia Museum of Natural History will be open on Sundays beginning May 25 as part of its "Summer Discovery" program taking place from May 25 to August 31, 2014. In addition to Sunday openings, the program will include discounted new memberships and PALEO Cafe specials.

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.