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, a spectacular dinosaur-themed maze, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Wednesday, January 28
Doodle Bugs! - Earth Sciences: Water -

VMNH offers children ages 3 to 5 the opportunity to experience natural history first-hand with the Doodle Bugs! program.

Wednesday, February 4
Homeschool Wednesdays -

Science and engineering programs specifically designed for home school students

Wednesday, February 11
28th Annual Thomas Jefferson Awards -

The Virginia Museum of Natural History will host its 28th Annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Richmond.

Thursday, February 12
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.

Awardees named for Thomas Jefferson Awards

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville has announced the award recipients for its 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony to be held February 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

Wildlife of Manhattan finds new home at VMNH

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is the new home to 390 spectacular wildlife mounts, known as The Gregory Speck Collection.

Reptile Day festival a success

The annual Reptile Day festival was a huge success, drawing over 300 area students on October 10 and over 1,300 visitors on October 11. Thank you to sponsors American Global Logistics and River Community Bank.

VMNH receives $20,000 grant for new exhibit

VMNH has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Patterson Trust for a new saber-toothed cat exhibit.

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.