Discovery Fund

Your support helps make scientific research possible

Your support helps make scientific research possible

Your support matters! From providing education scholarships to making possible the next great scientific discoveries, your VMNH Discovery Fund contribution will help expand science education, research and exhibits throughout the Commonwealth and beyond during the coming year.

Donate to the VMNH Discovery Fund now!

Discovery Fund Giving Levels

Species: $1 - $40
Genus: $41 - $100
Family: $101 - $250
Order: $251 - $500
Class: $501 - $1,000
Phylum: $1,001 - $5,000
Kingdom: $5,000+

Your Tax-deductible Discovery Fund Contribution Supports...

Hands-on education programs
Together with “at-the-museum” and outreach programs, your support will help reach students across the Commonwealth through the Distance Learning program.

Science Festivals
Your support makes possible a variety of festivals with unique themes, including dinosaurs, reptiles, bugs, and even dragons! Thanks to your Discovery Fund support, these popular festivals draw thousands of visitors from across the region, with over 70% coming from outside Martinsville-Henry County.

Globally significant research
Thanks to you, VMNH scientists and colleagues made new scientific discoveries, published the results of groundbreaking research, and reached lifelong learners across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Exhibits at the museum and at sites statewide and beyond
With your help, new displays and exhibits continue to open at VMNH, with traveling exhibits on display in Ohio, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Your support will inspire the students of today who may become the scientists and leaders of tomorrow. From Discovery Fund gifts to support for new projects such as the upcoming Jean S. Adams Education Pavilion, your donation of any amount is always appreciated.  To learn more about how you can support VMNH, please contact us at or 276-634-4163.

Discovery Fund Donors

July 1, 2019 - March 5, 2020


Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith Chaney


Irving and Jett Groves Foundation
Dr. Barry M. Dorsey
Honorable W. Roscoe Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Rocovich, Jr.
Honorable and Mrs. William F. Stone
John Walker and Susan Frith
Ms. Ellen Thomason


Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binger
Dr. John W. Happ
Mr. Zachary S. Ryder
Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. Snyder


S & K Office products, Inc.
Drs. Paul and Margie Eason
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Jessee
Mr. and Mrs. William Lantz
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Madonia
Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Mitchell, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Severt


Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Globman
Ms. Margaret Merrill
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight A. Stultz
Dr. and Mrs. Max F. Wingett

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Please Visit Us Soon


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


$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 husband and I brought our son to the Dino Festival and Dragon Festival! He loved it! Great way to have a family ...

Dana Yeatts

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