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Rent the Museum

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville offers a variety of rental space for events, meetings and other gatherings. It is both a unique and ideal host for wedding receptions, holiday parties, conferences, meetings, and much more. Whether your needs require a small meeting place or the entire museum facility, VMNH has a package sure to suit your needs. From the Walker Lecture Hall to The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life to education classrooms, the museum offers a unique hosting opportunity that will fit your needs.

Inquiries & Reservations

Anyone interested in hosting an event at the Virginia Museum of Natural History is encouraged to contact the museum's special events manager, Carolyn Seay, at 276-634-4166 or carolyn.seay@vmnh.virginia.gov to discuss your needs, expectations and requirements.  The below listing of rental packages serves as a guideline of what the museum can offer.  Customized rentals are available.

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Evening Rental Packages

Mr. & Mrs. L. Dudley Walker Lecture Hall Package
Capacity: 100 People (Lecture Style); 90 (reception style); 64 people (table seating style)
Square Feet: 925

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life
Capacity: 96 people (seated)
Square Feet: 3,300 plus the adjoining patio area
Fee:  $1,000 for Friday or Saturday;  $750 Tuesday through Thursday

All Facilities Package
Fee:  $1,500 for Friday or Saturday
This package includes The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life, the Mr. and Mrs. L. Dudley Walker Hall, and the museum grounds.

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Day or Evening Rental Packages

Claude Moore Foundation Classroom
Capacity: 36 adults or 44 children (tables & chairs) or 60 adults or children (chairs only)
Square Feet: 981
Fee: $100

Charity League Classroom
Capacity: (table and chairs): 24 adults or 32 children (tables & chairs) or 40 adults or children (chairs only)
Square Feet: 712
Fee: $75

Combined Classrooms
Classrooms #1 and #2
Capacity: 60 adults or 76 children (table and chairs) or 100 adults or children (chairs only)
Square Feet: 1,693
Fee: $175

Distance Learning Center
Capacity: 20 to 30 (table and chairs) or 40 (chairs only)
Square Feet: 908
Fee: $100

Main Conference Room
Capacity: 25
Fee: $100

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