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, October 1
Homeschool Wednesdays -

Science and engineering programs specifically designed for home school students

Thursday, October 2
Teacher Appreciation Night 2014 -

The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce cordially invite all teachers and educators in Martinsville, Henry County, and the surrounding region to the museum for a reception honoring your service to our area's students!

Thursday, October 9
2nd Thursday Science Talks -

Join us every second Thursday of each month through May 14, 2015 for special presentations delivered by VMNH curators, VMNH researchers, as well as VMNH research associates.  Each topic covers a unique field of science from paleontology to archaeology to human health.

Saturday, October 11
Reptile Day Festival -

Slither your way into the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 11 and spend the day viewing a plethora of snakes, lizards, alligators and even amphibians!

VMNH receives $20,000 grant for new exhibit

VMNH has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Patterson Trust for a new saber-toothed cat exhibit.

Nominations sought for 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards

Nominations are being sought for the Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation’s 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards honoring individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education

Dr. Joe B. Keiper named to VAM Governing Council

Dr. Joe B. Keiper, executive director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, has been named to the Virginia Association of Museums Governing Council, serving as the director for nature, science, and planetaria.

VMNH, City of Waynesboro reach fundraising milestone

VMNH and the City of Waynesboro, in partnership with the Center for Coldwaters Restoration, recently announced that they have successfully raised $50,000 to fund the development of a master plan for a proposed natural science interpretive facility in Downtown Waynesboro.

Reptile Day
Doodle Bugs!
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.