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Hall of Ancient Life

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ancient creatures and modern science.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity features spectacular African mammal collections, including antelopes, a lion, a hyena, a leopard and more.

Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
Summer Camp - Animal Adventures -

Animal Adventures – Have fun as we explore exotic and familiar animals from around the world. Daily hands-on activities will focus on different habitats, how animals adapt to their environments, and what makes each creature special.

For more information on our various other summer camps, please visit us at:  https://www.vmnh.net/summer-adventure-camps

Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
Summer Camp - Cooking for Curious Chefs -

Cooking for Curious Chefs  - From bread, to candy, to eggrolls, campers will find out first-hand the science behind preparing food. Campers will experiment with recipes and create delicious treats to enjoy at the end of each day! Join us for the tastiest camp around!  Dress to get messy.

For more information on our various other summer camps, please visit us at:  https://www.vmnh.net/summer-adventure-camps

 

Sunday, July 1
30th Anniversary of VMNH - Family Fun Day -

Join us on Sunday, July 1, 2018, for our Family Fun Day at the museum. We're celebrating 30 years as a state agency: "30 Years of Discovery"

Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Summer Camp - Hulk, Hogwarts, & Hurricanes! -

Hulk, Hogwarts, and Hurricanes! - This high energy camp is centered on fun-filled action movies. Campers will explore the world of Harry Potter, the Avengers universe, and a variety of other mayhem packed movies!  Learn if you have what it takes to survive through your favorite films!

For more information on our various other summer camps, please visit us at:  https://www.vmnh.net/summer-adventure-camps

State budget includes $250,000 to continue planning for new museum campus in Waynesboro

The Commonwealth of Virginia has provided the Virginia Museum of Natural History a $250,000 appropriation to produce detailed planning for its proposed branch campus in Waynesboro.

VMNH receives $10,000 grant for exhibit partnership

This collaborative grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will support development and installation of exhibits at Natural Bridge State Park.

Special Sunday hours May 27-September 2

From May 27 to September 2, 2018, the Virginia Museum of Natural History will be open each Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

VMNH celebrates founding of endowment fund

The Virginia Museum of Natural History recently celebrated a new chapter in its scientific research endeavors when it hosted a reception honoring the newly established Pete Henika Memorial Fund, an endowment established to support high-impact, natural history research projects.

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