In this episode of "Museum Minute" ...

In this episode of "Museum Minute", VMNH Educator Terri Robertson is in the museum's Fossil Overlook gallery to highlight the ancient marine reptiles known as Icthyosaurs! These now extinct reptiles were most abundant as far back as 251-145 million years ago!

The museum's education team will be stationed inside the museum's Fossil Overlook gallery today with a special display of marine fossils for visitors to check out! Be sure to stop by any time between 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. today for this special offering, which is included in the price of general admission!

Additionally, VMNH Educator Kayla Lacy will be inside the museum's exhibit galleries for a special astronomy activity from 10 a.m. to noon today! Kayla will be offering a display of astronomy items, such as meteorite casts, as well as a starfinder craft that children can take home! This activity is also included in the cost of general admisison and visitors can drop by any time between 10 a.m. and noon to check it out!

"Museum Minute" is a series of weekly videos produced by VMNH education staff that highlights specimens and displays residing inside the museum's exhibit galleries.

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

My 4 year old son loves going to the museum. The exhibits are educational, interactive and kid-friendly.

Beth Deathrage

Hear More  arrow