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The museum is pleased to announce that the temporary Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops displays, ...

February 29, 2016

The museum is pleased to announce that the temporary Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops displays, which were originally scheduled to be removed from exhibit on February 29, will remain on exhibit through mid-March due to a shipping delay. An exact new last day for the displays will be announced as soon as the date is confirmed.


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Don't miss the museum's next "2nd Thursday Science Talk" on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p

February 26, 2016

Don't miss the museum's next "2nd Thursday Science Talk" on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. (FREE admission provided by generous donations of all sizes to the VMNH Foundation Discovery Fund). Dr. Charles P. Egeland, Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology and Paleoanthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will present "A Neandertal's perspective on the existence of 'Races' among modern humans." We look forward to seeing you on March 10!


Be sure to check out the museum's Research and Collections blog ...

February 24, 2016

Be sure to check out the museum's Research and Collections blog, with periodic updates by scientists and staff from the labs and the field. Do you have questions about science? Email us at information@vmnh.virginia.gov!


We are pleased to share that Ryan Barber ...

We are pleased to share that Ryan Barber ...

February 22, 2016

We are pleased to share that Ryan Barber, deputy director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, is one of 19 advancement professionals appointed to the Communications and Marketing Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) by the AFP's Board of Directors. The 19 appointees to this international committee represent 7 states and 3 countries. The AFP represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. Congratulations, Ryan!


VMNH staff are consistently hard at work making updates of all sizes to exhibit galleries ...

VMNH staff are consistently hard at work making updates of all sizes to exhibit galleries ...

February 19, 2016

VMNH staff are consistently hard at work making updates of all sizes to exhibit galleries throughout the museum. From large dinosaur installations to new murals for existing displays, staff continue to create new experiences for visitors!


Tickets are available for purchase now for the "Grapes & Grains" gala on April 9 ...

February 9, 2016

Tickets are available for purchase now for the "Grapes & Grains" gala on April 9, with event proceeds directly benefiting vital museum programs in Research, Education and Exhibits. Individual tickets are $50 each, and table sponsorships are available (individual ticket purchasers can also partner to reserve a table). This fun event will feature live music and a variety of delicious foods, including new Thai, Indian, Bulgarian and German foods this year. Enjoy regional wines and craft beers, and learn the science behind whisky at the VMNH curator-led tasting station. While at the event, be sure to bid on a wide variety of silent auction items, from sports memorabilia to weekend getaways. Tickets are limited, so be sure to ...


Tickets are now available for purchase for the 29th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony to ...

February 3, 2016

Tickets are now available for purchase for the 29th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony to be held March 24 at the historic Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, Virginia. Tickets are $20 per person; to reserve your tickets today, please call 276-634-4162. We look forward to seeing at this wonderful event that celebrates natural science and natural science education in Virginia.


DON'T MISS THE T

February 1, 2016

DON'T MISS THE T. REX AND TRICERATOPS ON DISPLAY THROUGH FEB. 29!! If you weren't among the 2,000+ people who attended Dino Day (or you simply want to see them again), the life-size, cast skeletons of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops will be on display through February 29!


Thanks to everybody that let us take their pictures!

Thanks to everybody that let us take their pictures!

February 1, 2016

Thanks to everybody that let us take their pictures! Hope you had as much fun as we did!


Thank you to the Martinsville Bulletin for highlighting the popular Dino Day festival held on ...

February 1, 2016

Thank you to the Martinsville Bulletin for highlighting the popular Dino Day festival held on January 30! #VMNHDinoDay


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