VMNH SCIENCE TALK IN WAYNESBORO - Dr
May 31, 2016
VMNH SCIENCE TALK IN WAYNESBORO - Dr. Nancy Moncrief, curator of mammalogy, will present the monthly Science Talks lecture at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro titled "Virginia's Mammals: More than Deer and Squirrels" on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Admission is "pay what you will." No advance tickets are required.
We are excited to announce the publication of "The Geology of Virginia" ...
May 27, 2016
We are excited to announce the publication of "The Geology of Virginia", the first comprehensive review of Virginia's geology in over a century. Pre-orders are now available, with the book to be available for $35 beginning July 1. This ground-breaking 538 page publication describes, in depth, the geological history and features of Virginia, with detailed information about all regions of the Commonwealth. Visit http://www.vmnh.net/products/details/id/169/catid/58/the-geology-of-virginia to order your copies today!
As our way of saying "thank you" ...
May 25, 2016
As our way of saying "thank you", the museum is pleased to offer free admission to all veterans and active military personnel this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30! We appreciate all you do and have done for our country! Don't forget! The museum is now open every Sunday through September 4, 2016 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Congratulations to Dr
May 24, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Moore, curator of archaeology at VMNH, and Dr. Means, VMNH research associate, for such prestigious recognition!
DID YOU KNOW?
May 23, 2016
DID YOU KNOW? The museum's Flickr account features over 2,000 high-definition images of Triassic (225 million years ago) fossils from the nearby Solite Quarry. This world-renowned site located on the VA/NC boarder has produced a variety of organisms, including insects, reptiles, fish, and plants. Click the photo below to view these amazing images.
May 23, 2016
Dr. Nick Fraser, former director of research and collections at VMNH, is once again making news as Keeper of Natural Sciences at the National Museum of Scotland.
SUMMER 2016 SUNDAY HOURS!
May 23, 2016
SUMMER 2016 SUNDAY HOURS! In addition to the regular Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm hours, VMNH will be open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend (May 29) to Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4). We look forward to seeing you at the museum!
May 22, 2016
Dr. Joe Keiper, Executive Director (left) and James W. Severt II, Chairman of the Board of Trustees present Lisa Lyle Wu, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees with a board resolution honoring her 14 years of service as a VMNH Trustee. Congratulations Lisa, and thank you for your service!
The museum would like to thank Britney McCrickard for interning with the museum's marketing and ...
May 20, 2016
The museum would like to thank Britney McCrickard for interning with the museum's marketing and public relations department this past semester! Britney has been a huge help on a wide-range of projects from video production to data research and everything in-between. We'll miss having her around and wish her the best as she prepares to graduate from Martinsville High School. The museum offers a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities in research and collections, education, marketing, visitor services, exhibits and more. If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of the museum team, please visit www.vmnh.net/volunteers or contact the museum at email@example.com to learn more!
Don't miss Sunday openings (1 to 5 p
May 18, 2016
Don't miss Sunday openings (1 to 5 p.m.) this summer at VMNH from May 29 to September 4! Summer Camps begin May 30, with registrations now open. Don't wait; camps fill up quickly! Learn more at www.vmnh.net/summer-adventure-camps.
Congratulations to the museum's deputy director ...
May 17, 2016
Congratulations to the museum's deputy director, Ryan Barber, for achieving Certified Fund Raising Executive recertification! http://www.vmnh.net/news/details/id/343/ryan-barber-achieves-cfre-recertificatio
Welcome to the Virginia Museum of Natural History ...
May 17, 2016
Welcome to the Virginia Museum of Natural History, where active scientific research and inspiring science education programs take place on a daily basis. As the state's museum of natural history, VMNH has award-winning exhibits, ground-breaking scientific research and collections, and innovative educational programs for all ages. With its outreach education and distance learning programs, online resources, and traveling exhibits and displays, the Virginia Museum of Natural History is truly a Museum Without Walls.
We're glad to welcome back Jessica Clark this summer to the museum's archaeology lab!
May 16, 2016
We're glad to welcome back Jessica Clark this summer to the museum's archaeology lab! Jessica has become a regular at the museum, having interned at the museum multiple times while studying anthropology at Longwood University. Now, as a graduate student at Ball State University, Jessica is back this summer doing her thing in Dr. Moore's archaeology lab. Welcome back, Jessica!
The 9th annual Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology has kicked off at the museum!
May 16, 2016
The 9th annual Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology has kicked off at the museum! The conference, hosted this year by the museum and Virginia Tech, is the premier event for professional, student, and amateur paleontologists in the southeast and beyond to discuss research, ideas, and other happenings in the field of paleontology. Over 50 attendees representing 11 states and Washington, D.C. are taking part in this year's conference, which features oral and poster presentations, as well as field trips to some of Virginia's most unique field sites, including Solite Quarry, Carmel Church Quarry, and Stratford Hall, along with a trip to tour Virginia Tech's paleo labs.
Don't miss the concluding presentation in the 2015-2016 "2nd Thursday Science Talk" series on ...
May 11, 2016
Don't miss the concluding presentation in the 2015-2016 "2nd Thursday Science Talk" series on Thursday, May 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the museum. VMNH Executive Director Dr. Joe B. Keiper will present "The importance of museums in the 21st century." For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
The museum's Summer Adventure Camps are about to heat up!
May 10, 2016
The museum's Summer Adventure Camps are about to heat up! The museum is the place to be this summer for children ages 6-11. We are offering 17, week-long, day camps that run the gamut of adventures, ranging from creating thrilling science experiments to hiking the great outdoors! Be sure to check-out www.vmnh.net/summer-adventure-camps to learn about all of the available camps this year. Needs-based scholarships and before and after camp care are also available. Don't let your child miss-out on all of the fun this summer! **The registration deadline for camps taking place the week of May 30 is Monday, May 16.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce ...
May 6, 2016
The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce hosted "Teacher Appreciation Night" at the museum on Thursday, May 5, honoring the service of teachers and educators throughout Martinsville, Henry County, and the surrounding area.
May 5, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Moore (left), curator of archaeology, and Jill Harris, registrar, recently assisted staff at Eastern Mennonite University with conservation of collections for an upcoming renovation of the Hosteter Museum of Natural History on EMU's campus. #MuseumWithoutWalls
May 3, 2016
Dr. Kal Ivanov, Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, was recently featured on the radio program "What's Bugging you?", where he discussed his groundbreaking Ants of Virginia project. Click the link to learn more! #AntsofVirginia
May 2, 2016
Dr. Joe Keiper, executive director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, recently submitted a blog entry to the Virginia Association of Museums regarding the fire that destroyed much of India's National Museum of Natural History and the significant impact the loss of scientific collections has on all of society. In honor of MayDay, we ask that all museums consider doing ONE thing at your museum in support of disaster preparedness.
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