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.

Tuesday, November 19
Opening Reception - New Fossil Overlook Exhibits -

Opening reception for the new Fossil Overlook exhibits made possible by the Hermes Family Foundation.

By invitation only.


Wednesday, November 20
Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy -

Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy
Topic:  Astronomy Night
Ages:  6 - 8 yrs; 9 - 11 yrs; and 12 & Up

Thursday, November 21
Coffee with a Curator -

Dr. Adam Pritchard, Assistant Curator of Paleontology, Virginia Museum of Natural History

In memory of Cindy Gray

The museum recently lost a tremendous person, co-worker, and friend with the passing of Cindy Gray, long-time executive assistant at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Board of Trustees Quarterly Meeting

Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History

BOT Meeting Notice

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12 p.m.

Dragon Festival is October 19

On Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the museum will host its 3rd annual Dragon Festival.

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within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.