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, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Event -

The museum is partnering with the MHC Chamber of Commerce to host a Teacher Appreciation Event on Thursday, May 5 from 5 to 6:30 at the museum. Please RSVP to 276-634-4162 by April 29.

Tuesday, May 10 - Monday, May 23
Great Neck Field School
Thursday, May 12
2nd Thursday Science Talk: The importance of museums in the 21st century -

2nd Thursday Science Talk: The importance of museums in the 21st century, presented by Dr. Joe B. Keiper, Executive Director, VMNH

Sunday, May 15 - Tuesday, May 17
Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology -

Please visit www.seavp.org for information, and to register online.

"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. 

VMNH receives Creativity Garden mini grant

The Virginia Museum of Natural History has been awarded an $8,000 Creativity Garden mini grant from the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) to provide STEM educational programming to children ages 6-14.

Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops end VMNH run in March

Be sure to visit VMNH in the coming weeks to view the life-size Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops.

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.