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Clawd Anxiously Awaits Your Arrival!

Clawd Anxiously Awaits Your Arrival!

** Please note that the museum will be closed Wednesday, November 22 and Thursday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Current Days & Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



* The museum is open on Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend only. The museum is closed all other Sundays.

** The museum is closed to visitors the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. On rare occasions, the museum must close due to inclement weather and major special events. Please be sure to confirm hours of operation before traveling to the museum.


Individual Admission Rates
$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17,seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3
FREE for museum members
FREE for EBT card holders (more information and requirements below)
FREE for members of ASTC participating institutions (more information and requirements below)

Group Admission Rates (10 or more people)
$5 for ages 18-59
$3 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3
FREE for museum members

EBT Discounted Admission through the Museums for All Initiative
VMNH participates in the Museums for All Initiative, offering discounted admission to low-income families. Thanks to a partnership with Hooker Furnishings, the museum is currently waiving all admission fees for visitors who present their EBT card and accompanying ID at the VMNH Box Office. Previously, EBT cardholders received reduced museum admission fees of $2 per adult and $1 per child. To learn more about the "Museum's for All" initiative led by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), please visit

ASTC Passport Program
The Virginia Museum of Natural History is pleased to be a part of the ASTC Passport Program (Association of Science-Technology Centers). The program allows members to sample some of the world's most exciting science centers and museums when they're on vacation or visiting family and friends--and to save money while doing it. Families and adults who are members of their local science centers or museums receive free general admission to the Virginia Museum of Natural History. To take advantage of this opportunity, visitors must present their membership card to a participating ASTC Passport Program institution at the box office upon arrival. Some restrictions apply. 

ASTC Passport Program Website

Know Before You Go...

Museum Tours
The museum is a self-guided facility. Although the museum does not currently offer tours to the general public, tours may be available to groups of 15 or more, depending on availability. To inquire about the possibility of a tour for your group, please call the museum at 276-634-4141 at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled visit. 

Visitors with Disabilities
The museum can provide assistive interpretation for visitors with disabilities. The interpreter is scheduled by appointment only. If an interpreter is needed, please call the museum two weeks prior to the visit.  The museum has a manual wheelchair available for use free on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations). If a wheelchair is needed, please ask the box office staff for assistance. A passenger elevator is also available. 

Camera Policy
The museum strives to make every visitor's experience fun, educational and memorable.  All visitors are encouraged to bring a camera with them to help remember their visit. The museum does reserve the right to restrict or prohibit camera use when necessary, at its discretion, to ensure the safety and enjoyment of visitors and to ensure the safety and efficiency of museum operations. If photographs, video or any other forms of recording might be used for reasons other than private use, the museum requires visitors to inform the box office upon arrival.

Tobacco and Vaping Policy
The Virginia Museum of Natural History is a tobacco and vape free campus.

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Please Visit Us Soon


Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

My 4 year old son loves going to the museum. The exhibits are educational, interactive and kid-friendly.

Beth D.

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