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, August 1 - Friday, August 5
Summer Adventure Camps: Space Race (ages 9-11) -

Time is running out and Earth’s inhabitants must create a new colony in space. Campers will get the chance to create their own planet from the ground up, terraforming it for their survival.

Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5
SUMMER CAMP: Dinosaur Adventures! (ages 6-8)
Thursday, September 8
2nd Thursday Science Talk -

Presenter to be announced.

Saturday, September 10
Adult Curator Camp -

Adult Curator Camp is an opportunity for adults (21 and older) to learn about VMNH while participating in fun, hands-on activities and programs. Enjoy a catered meal and go behind the scenes to see the museum’s collections and experience what it’s really like to work in our laboratories. Space is limited; register today!

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.

VMNH receives extraordinary collection that will transform exhibit galleries

The Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) has received a grand collection of taxidermy mounts and fossils that will play a pivotal role in the first comprehensive update to the museum’s permanent exhibit galleries since the opening of its facility in March of 2007.

Curator of archaeology named state coordinator

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) has selected Dr. Elizabeth Moore, curator of archaeology, and Dr. Bernard Means, a VMNH research associate, to serve as state coordinators for Public Education Committee.

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