Living on the Water

Experience a wide variety of bird, mammal and marine animal mounts depicted in elaborate scenes, as well as actual boats and models of ships and other large marine vessels.

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.


Experience towering dinosaur skeletons in the Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life.

Thursday, April 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, April 11
Grapes and Grains -

The museum is hosting its Grapes & Grains Gala on April 11, with proceeds benefiting the VMNH Foundation Discovery Fund which benefits vital museum programs in research, education and exhibits. Tickets are still available, and Table Sponsorships are now yours today!

Wednesday, April 15
Homeschool Wednesdays -

Science and engineering programs specifically designed for home school students

Saturday, April 25
Earth Day Festival -

Get up.  Get out.  Enjoy the great outdoors!

Dr. Casey elected District Director of NSTA

Dr. Dennis A. Casey was elected District VIII Director of the National Science Teachers Association.

Huffmon Trout Notecards now available for purchase

The museum is pleased to now offer the Huffmon Trout Notecard series available for purchase at the museum and the museum's online store.

"Doodle Bugs!" brings world's wonders to early learning

From dinosaur bones to turtles to teepees, "Doodle Bugs!" brings the wonder of natural history to children ages 3 to 5.

28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards held February 11 in Richmond

The Virginia Museum of Natural History held its 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony on February 11 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

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.