Rent the Museum

A Unique Setting for Your Next Event

A Unique Setting for Your Next Event

*Please note that the museum is currently not available for rent due to COVID-19.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville offers a variety of rental space for events, meetings and other gatherings. It is both a unique and ideal host for wedding receptions, holiday parties, conferences, meetings, and much more. Whether your needs require a small meeting place or the entire museum facility, VMNH has a package sure to suit your needs. From the Walker Lecture Hall to The Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life to education classrooms, the museum offers a unique hosting opportunity that will fit your needs.


Inquiries & Reservations

To book an event at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, please contact Lynn Elmahmoud at 276-634-4143 or mary.elmahmoud@vmnh.virginia.gov to discuss your needs, expectations and requirements.


Rental Packages

Mr. & Mrs. L. Dudley Walker Lecture Hall Package
Availability: Evenings (after 5 p.m.) and Saturday
Capacity: 100 People (Lecture Style); 90 (reception style); 64 people (table seating style)
Square Feet: 925
Fee:  $250 for Friday (after 5 p.m.) or Saturday;  $150 Monday through Thursday (after 5 p.m.)

The Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life
Availability: Evenings (after 5 p.m.) and Saturday
Capacity: 96 people (seated)
Square Feet: 3,300 plus the adjoining patio area
Fee:  $500 for Friday (after 5 p.m.) or Saturday;  $350 Monday through Thursday (after 5 p.m.)

All Facilities Package
Availability: Evenings (after 5 p.m.) and Saturday
Fee:  $750 for Friday (after 5 p.m.) or Saturday
This package includes The Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life, the Mr. and Mrs. L. Dudley Walker Hall, and the museum grounds. 

Mr. & Mrs. L. Dudley Walker Lecture Hall Package
Availability: Monday - Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Capacity: 100 People (Lecture Style); 90 (reception style); 64 people (table seating style)
Square Feet: 925
Fee:  No charge for the Mr. & Mrs. L. Dudley Walker Lecture Hall Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The room is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance by contacting Lynn Elmahmoud at 276-634-4143 or mary.elmahmoud@vmnh.virginia.gov.


Discounts

For each package and price level, a 25% discount is offered for state and federal agencies, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, and military personnel

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Hours:

Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Closed all other days

Admission:

$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

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