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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.

Friday, April 20
Earth Day Student Day -

The museum will host its annual Earth Day Student Day event on Friday, April 20 for school children.

Saturday, April 21
Grapes & Grains 2018 -

A limited number of tickets and table sponsorships are still available for Grapes & Grains, April 21, 2018.

Sunday, April 22
Museum Closed
Sunday, April 29
Museum Closed

VMNH hiring full-time visitor services assistant

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking a full-time Visitor Services Assistant.

VMNH staff updates

Includes information about new hires, staff updates, and professional service.

VMNH receives $100,000 gift in support of scientific research projects

The Virginia Museum of Natural History has received a $100,000 gift from Bill and Mary Jane Henika in honor of the late Pete Henika, brother of Bill.

Upcoming VMNH Family Festivals

From bugs to dinosaurs and more, VMNH Family Festivals offer fun, educational experiences for visitors of all ages. 

The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage
within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.