Exhibits

Hall of Ancient Life

Hall of Ancient Life

Welcome to the museum! The Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ...

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Stories From Skeleton

Stories From Skeleton

Skeletons serve several important functions. They protect vital organs such as the brain and heart, provide structural support for the body, and interact with muscles to mo...

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Uncovering Virginia

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery. The exhibit features recreations of six research ...

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How Nature Works

How Nature Works

The Lee & George W. Lester, II How Nature Works gallery demonstrates how energy from within the Earth's crust and energy from the sun have shaped the Earth as we know i...

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Wild About Cats

Wild About Cats

This special exhibit is open through March 20, 2021.

The relationship between people and cats has fluctuated between the extremes of fear...

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Ice Age

Ice Age

Through the museum’s casting and molding program, VMNH has re-created full-sized, skeleton casts of some of the most iconic creatures of the Pleistocene epoch, which ...

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The Hidden Life of Ants

The Secret Life Of Ants

Ants may be small in size, but they are living large at the Virginia Museum of Natural History!  "Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants", donated to the...

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Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity features the spectacular African mammal collections of Dr. Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr., President Emeritus of Virginia Tech. Dr. Hahn generously ...

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The Fossil Overlook

Fossil Overlook

The museum's Fossil Overlook exhibit, sponsored by the Hermes Family Foundation, highlights fossils unearthed by museum scientists and other researchers, as well as accurat...

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Discovery Reef

Discovery Reef

The Hooker Furniture Discovery Reef is a hands-on, interactive play and discovery area for children. The target age for the Discover Reef is 8 and under, although the inter...

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VMNH Traveling Exhibits

VMNH Traveling Exhibits

The exploration begins in the Dinosaur Discovery Maze! Journey back in time and make discoveries around every turn of this interactive, walk-through maze. How do ...

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Hours:

Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Closed all other days

Admission:

$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

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