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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.

Wednesday, November 22
Museum Closes at Noon
Thursday, November 23
Closed - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24
Regular operating hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -

Regular operating hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 26
Museum Closed

VMNH staff updates

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

Next 2nd Thursday Science Talk is December 14

2017-2018 season of "2nd Thursday Science Talks" series runs October 2017 through May 2018.

Jefferson Awards nominations now open

The museum is now accepting nominations for the 31st annual Thomas Jefferson Awards to be held February 15, 2018 at the Library of Virginia.

VMNH receives $16,000 grant for festivals

The grant from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr., Charitable Foundation Trust will support the 2017-2018 “Educational Festivals Initiative.”

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.