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, May 29 - Sunday, September 4
Sunday openings in summer 2016 -

SUMMER 2016 SUNDAY HOURS! In addition to the regular Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm hours, VMNH will be open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend (May 29) to Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4). 

Monday, May 30 - Friday, June 3
SUMMER CAMP: Nature Rangers (ages 6-8) -

Sign up today for the "Nature Rangers" summer camp (ages 6-8). A limited number of scholarships are available; please call 276-634-4185 for more information.

Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10
SUMMER CAMP: Flat Stanley: It's a Small World (ages 6-8) -

Sign up by May 23 for the "Flat Stanley: It's a Small World" summer camp (ages 6-8).

Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17
Summer Adventure Camps: Junior Naturalists  (ages 9-11) -

Got the right stuff to become a VMNH Junior Naturalist? We think so! Campers will spend the week exploring the environment and earn VMNH Junior Naturalist certification along the way.

Museum curator of archaeology named Virginia state coordinator for the Society for American Archaeology

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) has selected Dr. Elizabeth Moore, curator of archaeology at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH), and Dr. Bernard Means, instructor of anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and VMNH research associate, to serve as its new state coordinators for Virginia for the SAA Public Education Committee.

Deputy Director achieves CFRE recertification

Ryan Barber, deputy director of VMNH, has achieved CFRE recertification.

"Grapes & Grains" gala draws record crowd

The museum's "Grapes & Grains" event held April 9 drew a record crowd of over 350 attendees.

29th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards held March 24

The 29th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, March 24 at the historic Wayne Theater in Waynesboro, Virginia. 

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.