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.

Wednesday, June 19 - Friday, June 21
Summer Camp - Disney Wonder -

Disney Wonder

Ages 3 - 5 years (with adult)


Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28
Summer Camp - Extreme STEAM -

Summer Camp - Extreme STEAM

Ages:  6 - 8 years

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
Summer Camp - CSI Kids -

Summer Camp - CSI Kids

Ages:  6 - 8 years

Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
Summer Camp - Outdoor Adventures -

Summer Camp - Outdoor Adventures

Ages:  9 - 11 years

VMNH staff news

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

VMNH receives $10,000 gift from Boxley for education collaborative

The Virginia Museum of Natural History recently received a gift of $10,000 from Boxley Materials Company for an education collaborative that will include a combination of outreach education programs in schools and field trips to Boxley quarries.

VMNH campaign to design and create life-sized model of largest bird to ever fly

The Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation is leading a campaign to fund the creation of the first-ever, life-sized model of Pelagornis sandersi, an extinct species of bird that had the largest wingspan of any known bird to have ever flown.

Awardees named for 2019 Thomas Jefferson Awards

Awardees named for 2019 Thomas Jefferson Awards

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