The Virginia Museum of Natural History is a state-supported agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is part of the Education Secretariat, which provides guidance to seven arts and cultural institutions in addition to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), as well as Virginia’s 16 public colleges and universities, 23 community colleges and five higher education and research centers.

Learn more about the Education Secretariat

Board of Trustees

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is led by a 15-member board of trustees appointed by the Governor. The Board of Trustees shall manage, control, maintain, and operate the Museum; appoint the Director of the Museum and prescribe his duties; and prescribe rules and regulations for the operation of the Museum.

Learn more about the museum's board of trustees

Staff Leadership

View a listing of all museum staff

map of Virginia and surrounding areas

Please Visit Us Soon


Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

Blown away with the displays for a smaller museum. Also an incredible value. If you're passing through with a coupl...

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