Paleontology Collections

 The Elster Foundation Vertebrate Paleontology Lab

The Elster Foundation Vertebrate Paleontology Lab

The paleontology collections at the Virginia Museum of Natural History contain treasures from the fossil record of the Commonwealth and beyond. This unique array of specimens furthers the mission of the VMNH to interpret the natural history of Virginia in a global context. Below, we present particular strengths of the collection:

map of Virginia and surrounding areas

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

We had a great time looking at the exhibits. There are a number of interactive things (not available during Covid, ...

Debbie G.

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