Museum-Visit Package for Two or Four at Virginia Museum of Natural History (50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Natural-history museum’s new Living on the Water exhibit opens July 26; other exhibits include Wild Watersheds and Fossil Overlook

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Learning about science in a museum is safer than experiencing it firsthand by ingesting a beaker or reanimating a cherished family parakeet. Bring science to life with this Groupon.

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$10 for a museum-visit package for two ($20 total value)

$15 for a museum-visit package for four ($30 total value)

  • Admission for four
  • $10 credit to the Paleo Café or gift shop

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Before visitors to the Virginia Museum of Natural History greet any tour guides or scientists, they have to meet the doorman—a towering allosaurus skeleton looming just inside the glass-walled main entrance. Once inside the Hall of Ancient Life, they peer into tall windows to see scientists and their assistants cleaning, categorizing, and playing catch with each animal fossil. Though founded less than 30 years ago as a private foundation, the museum and its staff have assembled more than 10 million specimens in seven collections, which cover vertebrate paleontology, marine science, geology, and archaeology.

At the Uncovering Virginia exhibit, recreations of six Virginia research and dig sites draw visitors into 700 million years of local history. Interactive displays include the modern Grundy site coal mine, complete with tracks, carts, and buildings. When visitors push a button, the display shifts—altering through video animation and changing physically as museum curators channel the power of Zeus—to reveal what the site looked like as a 300 million-year-old swamp. The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity looks into the world of African animals, boasting full-body mounts of a lion and antelopes. Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Discovery brings in skeletal casts of dinosaurs displayed alongside a dinosaur-themed maze to puzzle children, adults, and adult-sized children.



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  • “World class museum - very interactive. My 10 and 7 yr old loved it!”

  • “Very nice visit, clean and welcoming. Staff informative and went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves.”

  • “It was awesome. Don't forget to get your $10 credit- they remember you on the way out.”

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    Martinsville

    21 Starling Ave

    Martinsville, Virginia 24112

    276-634-4141

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