Whether providing outreach in Virginia schools, science classes for homeschooled students, summer camps, or fun activities at festivals, the Virginia Museum of Natural History's education staff instill a love of science in young people while never forgetting to have fun.
Be sure to checkout our 2021-22 Education Program Guide (PDF) for a complete listing of our educational offerings, or scroll down to learn more about what we can offer you!
What We Offer
Students Tours and Programs
Bring your students to the museum for guided exhibit tours and SOL-based programming inside the museum's classrooms! Programs cover a large variety of topics, including natural history, science, technology, engineering and math.
Museum educators bring science, technology, engineering, math and natural history programs to you! Programs are designed to be presented in a school environment, at a community center, or at other off-site locations.
Distance Learning Programming
Bring your students to the museum without them ever having to leave their seats! Through the use of two-way video, your class will join museum educators as we explore Virginia’s natural heritage and uncover its rich biological and geological history.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to providing engaging science and engineering programming to homeschool students. Currently, the museum offers the Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy, a series of bi-monthly programs from September to May designed to supplement students' learning and knowledge of STEM-based topics.
Summer Adventure Camps
Each summer, the museum hosts a series of Summer Adventure Camps for adventurous young learners. Camps focus on a variety of different STEM-based topics.
Remote Learning Resources
The museum has compiled a list of helpful online resources and fun, educational activities that parents can take advantage of as you look for ways to continue keeping your children learning from home!
VMNH Discovery Kits
The museum's education team has created 6 separate Discovery Kits that explore a variety of topics, from paleontology to food webs to life cycles.
Teacher Resource Videos
The museum provides a variety of resource videos for teachers presented by the museum's curators and researchers, who are experts in the fields of archaeology, recent invertebrates, mammalogy, paleontology and more.