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Ice Age Festival

Festival admission is only $7 for adults ages 19-59, $5 for children and youth ages 3-18, and $5 for seniors ages 60+.  FREE for museum members and children under 3.

Bundle up as you make your way to the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Ice Age Festival, featuring mammoth-sized (literally) displays depicting giants of the Ice Age.

Spectacular displays:

  • A cast skeleton of a saber-toothed cat will also greet visitors!
  • The VMNH Paleontology Department will have a variety of specimens and displays on hand.  Meet the VMNH scientists and learn about their work in the field and in the labs!


  • Dr. Blaine W. Schubert - East Tennessee State University
  • Dr. Steve Fields, Curator of Natural History, Culture & Heritage Museums, York County, SC


Face-painting, balloon animals, crafts

Visiting exhibitors and presenters:

  • Museum of York County
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Appalachian State University
  • North Carolina Fossil Club
  • Southwestern Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists
  • And more!

Sponsored by:

Bassett memorial hospital logo U.S. Cellular

Patterson Trust