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 3 - Friday, June 7
Summer Camp - Wacky Water -

Summer Camp - Wacky Water

Ages:  9 - 11 years

Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14
Summer Camp - Super You! -

Summer Camp - Super You!

Ages:  6 - 8 years

Saturday, June 15
Bug Festival
Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21
Summer Camp - A Space Journey -

Summer Camp - A Space Journey

Ages:  9 - 11 years

VMNH staff news

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

Request for Proposals: Pete Henika Memorial Fund

Committee accepting applications through May 3 for 2019 Graduate Student Research Award.

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

The Virginia Museum of Natural History has announced a $25,000 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.

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