Virginia Museum of Natural History

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21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112 21 Starling Ave, Martinsville Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+12766344141
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It might be time to switch up your regular weekend routine. Martinsville's Virginia Museum of Natural History, VA has you covered. This place is a place you'll love to visit, so don't wait around, give them a call today!

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Report | 7 hours ago
We have been to the museum twice, taking visiting family. All enjoyed it. It is a nice size and close to where we live, so not a long drive. The displays are well done and the staff are very helpful and friendly.
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My son is a year and a half and it offered plenty of hands on stations at the exhibits for him. There is also a discovery room where children can play as well. The gift shop prices were surprisingly reasonable and at all what I expected to find at a museum. My only complaint is that there wasn't a changing table in the bathroom.
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Report | 2 months ago
Very informative. Good size for kids to visit because it isn't overwhelming (plus my kids love the ship play area). Love that it has a focus on Virginia Natural History.
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Report | 2 months ago
Great Experience!!!
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Report | 4 months ago
This is a great museum! Our family loved it which includes a 4 and 6 year old. There were many areas of interest including skeleton bones of various animals, bugs, taxidermy area, teepee and Inuit clothing from animal skins, rock/geology area and earth science area. We had about 1-1/2 hours before close and could have easily stayed another hour. There is an inside play area on a wood ship structure with rock wall perfect for young kids. A nice gift shop capped off our trip. We found fun rocks and magnets and there were a variety of other items. I highly recommend this Museum!
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Report | 4 months ago
Was a very informative and interesting museum.
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Report | 5 months ago
Great museum, staff was very helpful. We enjoyed our visit immensely!
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Report | 5 months ago
We had a great afternoon visit to The Virginia Museum of Natural History. An hour or two is sufficient to get through the exhibits. We really enjoyed looking at the African animals exhibit and the journey through Virginia history exhibits!
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Report | 5 months ago
Overall, worth the money. A little disappointed that the cafe wasn't open and we had a $10 credit with the purchase of the Groupon. We didn't eat beforehand so that was fun learning that we'd have to wait until we toured the building to be able to leave and eat somewhere.
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Very friendly staff nice place for the family
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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 brings in skeletal casts of dinosaurs displayed alongside dinosaur-themed activities to puzzle children, adults, and adult-sized children.

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