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Tickets and Table Sponsorships for the museum's "Grapes & Grains" fundraising gala to be held ...

February 28, 2013

Tickets and Table Sponsorships for the museum's "Grapes & Grains" fundraising gala to be held May 18 are now available for purchase online http://www.vmnh.net/products/cats/id/67/grapes-grains-fundraising-gala. Proceeds from this event directly benefit the VMNH Discovery Fund that supports the museum's research, education, and exhibits programs. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today! Thank you for your support!


The museum's Board of Trustees learned about current museum programs during a tour as part of ...

The museum's Board of Trustees learned about current museum programs during a tour as part of ...

February 16, 2013

The museum's Board of Trustees learned about current museum programs during a tour as part of their recent quarterly meeting.


Over 50 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council took part in the museum's ...

Over 50 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council took part in the museum's ...

February 16, 2013

Over 50 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council took part in the museum's first-ever Girl Scout Day at the museum on Saturday, February 16. Museum educators and volunteers offered fun, interactive, educational programming that allowed the Scouts to earn a museum patch. Of course, the Scouts also had an opportunity to tour the museum's exhibit galleries. If you or anyone you know is involved with Scouts and would like to learn more about museum programming, including badge/patch programs and museum sleepovers, please contact us at 276-634-4185 or discover@vmnh.virginia.gov.


Sammy Redd of New College Inst

Sammy Redd of New College Inst

February 15, 2013

Sammy Redd of New College Inst., and chairman of the VMNH trustees, briefs the VMNH board on NCI plans and programs. What a great community partner!


Students from Stanleytown Elementary School enjoy the dinosaurs in the Harvest Foundation Hall ...

Students from Stanleytown Elementary School enjoy the dinosaurs in the Harvest Foundation Hall ...

February 15, 2013

Students from Stanleytown Elementary School enjoy the dinosaurs in the Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life. Thank you to Charity League for generous VMNH Corporate Partnership support that makes these school group visits possible.


VMNH pictures featuring the prehistoric whale Eobalaenoptera are now on display in the Virginia ...

VMNH pictures featuring the prehistoric whale Eobalaenoptera are now on display in the Virginia ...

February 15, 2013

VMNH pictures featuring the prehistoric whale Eobalaenoptera are now on display in the Virginia General Assembly Building and Patrick Henry Building in Richmond. Thank you to S&K Office Products, Martinsville VA, a SWAM certified business and VMNH Corporate Partner, for the donation of the frames. Click here to learn about VMNH Corporate Partnership opportunities http://www.vmnh.net/corporate-giving.


An Introduction to Caves and Karst Date: February 23 Time: 6 pm Place: Virginia Museum of ...

February 14, 2013

An Introduction to Caves and Karst Date: February 23 Time: 6 pm Place: Virginia Museum of Natural History For: General Public Cost: No fee Karst is defined as a landscape with topographic depressions such as sinkholes, springs, sinking streams and caves, caused by underground solution of limestone bedrock. This landscape features underground streams and aquifers, which supply the wells and springs for communities. The hollow nature of karst terrain results in a very high pollution potential. Streams and surface runoff entering sinkholes or caves bypass natural filtration through the soil and provide direct conduits for contaminants in karst terrain. Groundwater can travel quite rapidly through these underground networks - ...


Project Underground Workshop for Educators: Watersheds ...

February 14, 2013

Project Underground Workshop for Educators: Watersheds, Groundwater and Karst Education Date: February 23 Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm Registration deadline February 15: call 276-634-4185 or email discover@vmnh.virginia.gov Place: Virginia Museum of Natural History For: Educators and master naturalists interested in Karst Education and certification in Project Underground Cost: No fee What to bring: your own water bottle, snacks, and lunch. Snacks and drinks are available from the VMNH PaleoCafe' and lunch may be ordered ahead of time (more info for participants will follow.) Learn about the development of karst topography and the impacts of human activity on the water resources in karst areas. Discuss public policy decisions ...


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February 14, 2013

Visit the paleontology blog of Dr. Alton Dooley, curator of paleontology at VMNH, to learn about recent molding and casting activities taking place in the Elster Foundation Vertebrate Paleontology Lab at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.


VMNH staffer Sarah Timm ...

VMNH staffer Sarah Timm ...

February 14, 2013

VMNH staffer Sarah Timm, working with exhibits staff members Jessica Davenport, Donnie Jones, Joel Clifton and Melody Cartwright, created a new geology display recently added to the "How Nature Works: Rocks" exhibit within the "Lee & George W. Lester, II How Nature Works" gallery. Stop by to see this and other new exhibits and displays being added to the museum on a regular basis!


Students from Albert Harris Elementary School in Martinsville recently took a field trip to the ...

Students from Albert Harris Elementary School in Martinsville recently took a field trip to the ...

February 12, 2013

Students from Albert Harris Elementary School in Martinsville recently took a field trip to the museum, and the students sent in some great thank you cards after their visit. These are a few of the many great cards sent in by some excellent artists. With recent funding from the Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County for school group visits, along with the spectacular "Dinosaurs" and "Dinosaur Discovery" exhibits now open, there has never been a better time to visit the museum!


Sarah Timm of our Geology Department has assembled mineral specimens for the Lester Hall of How ...

Sarah Timm of our Geology Department has assembled mineral specimens for the Lester Hall of How ...

February 12, 2013

Sarah Timm of our Geology Department has assembled mineral specimens for the Lester Hall of How Nature Works. Next step, installing text labels! Come by and see this new display!


Virginia Museum of Natural History exhibit recently on display at the General Assembly Building ...

Virginia Museum of Natural History exhibit recently on display at the General Assembly Building ...

February 11, 2013

Virginia Museum of Natural History exhibit recently on display at the General Assembly Building in Richmond.


Another great day at the museum with exhibit galleries filled with visiting school children

Another great day at the museum with exhibit galleries filled with visiting school children

February 7, 2013

Another great day at the museum with exhibit galleries filled with visiting school children.


Scholarships now available for school group visits in Spring 2013!

February 7, 2013

Scholarships now available for school group visits in Spring 2013! Thanks to funding from the Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County, the museum now has scholarships available for use by schools in Martinsville and Henry County in spring 2013! Now is your chance to visit the museum and its new Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Discovery exhibits free of charge thanks to funding from the Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County! Funding and spaces are limited, so contact us today! For more information, please contact us at 276-634-4185 or discover@vmnh.virginia.gov.


Thank you to our Corporate Partners!

February 7, 2013

Thank you to our Corporate Partners! A VMNH Corporate Partnership is a great way to provide a variety of benefits to your employees while also supporting a dynamic institution that reaches citizens across the Commonwealth and beyond. Corporate Sponsor •BB&T •Marjorie Sutton Memorial Fund •Norfolk Southern •Virginia Lottery Corporate Patron •American National Bank •Boxley Aggregates •Carilion •Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County •Davenport Energy •Hooker Furniture •Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County •River Community Bank •SunTrust Small Business •Bassett Office Supply •Blue Ridge Dental ...


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February 5, 2013

Dr. Alton Dooley, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, interacts with students and faculty after his lecture on techniques used to date strata at Carmel Church. He lectured for the Radford University Museum of Earth Science.


Great STEM events are happening at VMNH! http://campaign

February 5, 2013

Great STEM events are happening at VMNH! http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=6etulbdab&v=0018GD5KmAFhoyE6MNhophsr4qQfcrdzH5wp2fwxa43Xzw92OtUxPmAE3Jj7yl8qeJg86eUB_bLP55kX0D51Ul63LelN_W3GkRY-QgQqelIbnHnjSXXD5YpG_wr7-QxiPHYoX1tT4ERvcslXgF-YldeNFAnWgzOW1YwvCNRk80w-MaxWtTYvy_lom1uuEjcaARkdGnq_Zr_KTxSiI8cii7m1hFtUcBM4lCZ2PRpTDddlXOeooloyGn9fqkC9gSdp-T7


Be sure to check out the museum's new Virtual Tour!

February 1, 2013

Be sure to check out the museum's new Virtual Tour! As you plan your next visit, preview the museum's exhibits from your computer or mobile device. We look forward to seeing you at the museum!


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