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Spaces remain available for Summer Camps

July 1, 2014

Spaces remain available for upcoming Summer Adventure Camps at VMNH!

Living on the Water festival is July 26!

June 30, 2014

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is set to make a splash on Saturday, July 26 during its "Living on the Water" exhibit opening celebration and festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Reptile Day set for October 11

June 16, 2014

The museum has announced its popular Reptile Day festival will be held once again on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Summer Discovery 2014 at VMNH

May 25, 2014

The Virginia Museum of Natural History will be open on Sundays beginning May 25 as part of its "Summer Discovery" program taking place from May 25 to August 31, 2014. In addition to Sunday openings, the program will include discounted new memberships and PALEO Cafe specials.

Palentologists Find Hoard of Fossils, even a whale's skeleton, near Va. Quarry

March 14, 2011

Hidden behind an old rock quarry south of Fredericksburg is a nondescript sandpit that opens a window on the world of 14 million years ago, a spot where dolphins frolicked and sharks hunted.