In the Spirit of the Season
October 31, 2014
In the Spirit of the Season...
We still have several openings available for this Wednesday's (10/29) Doodle Bugs!
October 27, 2014
We still have several openings available for this Wednesday's (10/29) Doodle Bugs! program for children ages 3-5! The hour-long programs include imaginative stories, fun activities, games and crafts that spark creativity and curiosity. Call 276-634-4185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up. Only $6/child!
Keep up to date on the latest news from the ongoing Solite excavation through the VMNH ...
October 27, 2014
Keep up to date on the latest news from the ongoing Solite excavation through the VMNH Paleontology Blog: www.paleolab.org.
October 21, 2014
Kids of all ages attended
October 13, 2014
Kids of all ages attended... reptiles are our friend, not foe.
The Reptile Day festival on October 11 was a huge success ...
October 13, 2014
The Reptile Day festival on October 11 was a huge success, with over 1,300 visitors and a variety of fun programs and activities. This festival was made possible by VMNH Corporate Partners American Global Logistics, and River Community Bank.
During the Virginia Museum of Natural History's annual Reptile Day celebration ...
October 11, 2014
During the Virginia Museum of Natural History's annual Reptile Day celebration, our young participants struck a pose like there was nothing to it while telling the world about their favorite reptiles and amphibians.
REPTILE DAY 2014 is TODAY from 10 a
October 11, 2014
REPTILE DAY 2014 is TODAY from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.!! Hundreds of live snakes and other reptiles! Live rattlesnakes, copperheads, pythons, king cobra, turtles and much more!! Special presentations by Mark Kilby with exotic reptiles at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a special festival-ending presentation at 3 p.m.! See you there!
The entire Sanville Elementary School participated in Reptile Day Student Day 2014 at the museum ...
October 10, 2014
The entire Sanville Elementary School participated in Reptile Day Student Day 2014 at the museum on Friday, October 10. The school was able to attend thanks to the generous donations of the Sanville Ruritan Club, which funded the students' visit to the museum. Children were able to see 100's of live snakes and other animals, watch presentations by professional herpetologists and reptile experts, and participate in games and educational programming. This Saturday, October 11, the museum is hosting Reptile Day 2014 at the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! The event is open to the public at normal admission rates and features over 200 live snakes, turtles, and other reptiles and amphibians. Don't miss the special ...
The snakes, turtles and others are arriving at the museum now!
October 9, 2014
The snakes, turtles and others are arriving at the museum now!! Don't miss the Reptile Day festival at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spend the day viewing a plethora of snakes, lizards, alligators and even amphibians! The Reptile Day festival is the perfect family day of fun and learning. Squash your reptile fears and entertain your scaley curiosities with live presentations from reptile experts and the opportunity to hold a variety of animals! This popular event is sponsored by American Global Logistics and River Community Bank.
The upcoming Reptile Day festival was highlighted this week on WDBJ7, with Dr
October 8, 2014
The upcoming Reptile Day festival was highlighted this week on WDBJ7, with Dr. Denny Casey, director of education and public programs, giving visitors a preview of the event. Don't miss the Reptile Day festival on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum!
"2nd Thursday Science Talks" are set to begin Thursday at 6 p
October 7, 2014
"2nd Thursday Science Talks" are set to begin Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. Jim Beard, curator of earth sciences and director of research and collections at VMNH, brings the world of geological microscopy to the audience. Featuring an array of images of microscopic geological features, "Useful Beauty: The World of Geological Microscopy", will offer insight into the work that Dr. Beard accomplishes as curator at the museum and why the study of geology is a unique and important scientific field. We hope to see you this Thursday!
REPTILE DAY 2014 is this Saturday from 10 a
October 6, 2014
REPTILE DAY 2014 is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum where over 200 hundred snakes and other reptiles will be anxiously awaiting your arrival! Many will enter; few will leave ali...just kidding! Indulge your cold-blooded curiosities and dispel your scaly misconceptions by viewing and handling (if you're brave enough) dozens of species native to Virginia, North Carolina and the surrounding region. Regional reptiles not enough for you? Then don't miss the shows of famed reptile expert, Mark Kilby of the Luray Zoo, who will feature a variety of exotic snakes and other seldom seen creatures! King Cobra anyone? Games and crafts offered all day long, too! Big thanks to River Community Bank and American ...
Anne Holton ...
October 3, 2014
Anne Holton, Virginia's Secretary of Education, visited the museum's booth during the recent Southern Virginia Career Choice: Youth Expo and Tweeted a few photos.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History was pleased to take part in the first Southern Virginia ...
October 3, 2014
The Virginia Museum of Natural History was pleased to take part in the first Southern Virginia Career Choice: Youth Expo event at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex near Chatham October 1-2. Around 5,000 7th, 9th and 10th graders from surrounding school systems took part in the event, learning about the museum and its different career opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/sovacareerexpo
Virginia's brightest educators had the chance to check out some of our living animals at the ...
October 2, 2014
Virginia's brightest educators had the chance to check out some of our living animals at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
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