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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.

Sunday, May 20
Museum Closed
Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8
Summer Camp - Outdoor Adventures -

Outdoor Adventures – Campers will discover the amazing plants and animals that call our backyard home as we explore the trails and natural areas around VMNH.  Dress for the outdoors.

Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15
Summer Camp - Space Camp -

Space Camp - Come find out if you can make it as an astronaut! This camp is all about space and everything in it! Space suits, aliens, even ice cream! Campers who attend this camp will gain free entry to the museum’s first ever Space Festival occurring the Saturday after camp ends.

Saturday, June 16
Space Festival -

Join us on Saturday, June 16, 2018 for the first-ever Space Festival at the Virginia Museum of Natural History! This out-of-this-world festival will include displays on loan from NASA, with hands-on activities by partnering organizations.

VMNH celebrates founding of endowment fund

The Virginia Museum of Natural History recently celebrated a new chapter in its scientific research endeavors when it hosted a reception honoring the newly established Pete Henika Memorial Fund, an endowment established to support high-impact, natural history research projects.

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. 

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