Don't forget to sign-up for Special Saturday programs happening all April long!
March 30, 2010
Don't forget to sign-up for Special Saturday programs happening all April long! On April 10, BUG BLITZ! allows your whole family out to investigate the diversity of Gravely Nature Preserve as we explore the tiny critters crawling right under our noses! For more info, check-out the Special Saturday page at www.vmnh.net/index.cfm/topic/leisure-services
March 19, 2010
Dr. Joe B. Keiper, executive director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, provides an overview of the museum's mission and important service in the areas of research, collections, and education. As the state museum of natural history for the Commonwealth of Virginia, VMNH is the voice for all things natural history-related in Virginia.
Don't forget to attend the FREE Kite Festival on Saturday, March 20 from 10 a
March 18, 2010
Don't forget to attend the FREE Kite Festival on Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jack Dalton Park on Kings Mountain Road! Lots of exciting activities and prizes for everyone! Call 276-634-4185 for more information or visit www.vmnh.net
This episode of the Blue Ridge PBS program "Blue Ridge Excursions" highlights the Doodle Bugs ...
March 17, 2010
This episode of the Blue Ridge PBS program "Blue Ridge Excursions" highlights the Doodle Bugs program at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Learn more about this and other fun, educational programs at the museum by visiting www.vmnh.net.
Don't forget Mollusk Madness is Saturday, March 27 from 7 p
March 15, 2010
Don't forget Mollusk Madness is Saturday, March 27 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the museum! Don't miss this great evening, with cocktails, an oyster roast, barbecue, live music and NCAA basketball on the big screens in The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Great Hall! RSVP to Charlotte Harter at 276-634-4162 by Friday, March 19. $60/person. Casual or team attire. http://www.vmnh.net/index.cfm/topic/mollusk-madness
Learn more about Entomology research and collections at the Virginia Museum of Natural History
March 15, 2010
Learn more about Entomology research and collections at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. This video features Dr. Richard Hoffman, curator emeritus of recent invertebrates at VMNH.
Sign-up today for amazing VMNH Special Saturday programs!
March 9, 2010
Sign-up today for amazing VMNH Special Saturday programs! Each program explores a different natural history topic through games, crafts, and fun-filled activities. This Saturday offers a variety of exciting programs to choose from, including Alien Invasion! Alien Invasion! - Discover the invasive species of the area and their affects on the habitat. Also, find out what you can do to help keep our local species in their home sweet home. $5; All ages. http://www.vmnh.net/index.cfm/topic/leisure-services
Learn about the process scientists use to create plaster jackets for protecting and transporting ...
March 2, 2010
Learn about the process scientists use to create plaster jackets for protecting and transporting paleontological specimens. This video shows the process used both in the field and in the lab. This video is also featured in the special exhibit "Messages from the Mesozoic", now open through September 18 at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
A public economic forum was held at the museum on Friday, February 26 from 11:30 a
March 2, 2010
A public economic forum was held at the museum on Friday, February 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The forum featured Congressman Tom Perriello (via video conference), Special Counselor of Manufacturing Policy Ron Bloom and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez. The Virginia Museum of Natural History's new state-of-the-art facility with its large, inviting spaces has become a popular spot for individuals and organizations desiring a distinctive venue for a variety of events, including conferences, meetings, wedding receptions, and more.
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