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.

Thursday, April 17
Museum closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 -

The museum will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. We will re-open at the regular 9 a.m. time on Friday, April 18.

Saturday, April 26 - Saturday, July 5
The Hidden Lives of Ants -

Farmers, Warriors, Builder: The Hidden Lives of Ants will be on exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Natural History from April 26 - July 5, 2014.

Saturday, April 26
Earth Day Family Festival -

Get up, get out, and enjoy the great outdoors during the FREE 2014 Earth Day Family Festival on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex!

Saturday, April 26
Grapes & Grains Fundraising Gala -

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is hosting its Grapes & Grains Gala on Saturday, April 26, 2014, featuring a wide variety of wines, beers, food and a silent auction, are now available online by clicking the "Register" button at the top right fo the page.

Museum closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 17

The museum will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. We will re-open at the regular time of 9 a.m. on Friday, April 18.

RFP for Exhibit Master Plan and Schematic Design

The museum is seeking to expand its physical presence to the city of Waynesboro, VA. This RFP solicits help to create a master plan to include educational objectives, storyline, visitor flow, and story boards for a proposed new facility. The RFP deadline is May 9, 2014.

Awardees honored at Thomas Jefferson Awards

The museum hosted the 27th Annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Tickets, table sponsorships now available for "Grapes & Grains" gala

Tickets and table sponsorships are now available for the "Grapes & Grains" fundraising gala on Saturday, April 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This year's gala is sponsored by Bassett Furniture Industries and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County.

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