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Nominations due Dec. 5 for 32nd annual Thomas Jefferson Awards

November 26, 2018

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking nominations through December 5, 2018 for awards to be presented at the 32nd annual VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson Awards.

VMNH staff news

November 2, 2018

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

VMNH receives grant for family festivals

November 1, 2018

A $3,000 grant from the Hermes Family Fund of the Martinsville Area Community Foundation will provide support for museum family festivals, which have become a major draw for visitors throughout Virginia and North Carolina, as well as the east coast.

Dragon Festival held Saturday, October 20

October 10, 2018

The museum hosted the Dragon Festival on Saturday October 20, drawing over 2,500 visitors from across Virginia, North Carolina and 11 other states.  Learn more about this year's festival, and be sure to mark your calendars for the next Dragon Festival on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Special Saturdays offer glimpse into the vaults

October 5, 2018

"Special Saturdays" programming offers visitors the opportunity to go on guided tours of the museum's scientific labs and collections areas, as well as participate in additional educational programming.