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, June 27 - Friday, July 1
SUMMER CAMP: GamesRUs! (ages 6-8)
Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8
SUMMER CAMP: Zombie Science   (ages 9-11) -

Zombies are taking over! Campers will work together to find the cause of an outbreak and how to cure it.

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15
SUMMER CAMP: Orienteering: Finding Your Way in the Wild   (ages 9-11) -

Campers will explore distant reaches of the earth while reading and creating different kinds of maps using compasses, GPS devices, and orienteering methods.

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15
SUMMER CAMP: Lights, Camera, Action! (ages 6-8)

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.

Great Wyoming Dinosaur Dig

VMNH researchers have set out on the "Great Wyoming Dinosaur Dig", a 3-week dinosaur fossil excavation in Wyoming.

Ground-breaking "Geology of Virginia" book now available for pre-order

VMNH is publishing The Geology of Virginia, the first comprehensive review of Virginia's geology in over a century, with pre-orders now available.

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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