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Virginia Museum of Natural History

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Beautiful place. Educational. Exhibits are marvelous. Especially enjoyed the lions and buffalo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rodger D
Dinosaurs in Virginia

Virginia's natural history museum is in an unusual location. Most natural history museums are in... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Newton, NJ
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Scale models of dinosaurs and actual tracks of these great beasts of the past are featured through innovative exhibits, lectures and educational activities.
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21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-2921
+1 276-634-4141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place. Educational. Exhibits are marvelous. Especially enjoyed the lions and buffalo. By all means, bring a camera. We had too little time but we will return.

Thank Rodger D
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Virginia's natural history museum is in an unusual location. Most natural history museums are in big cities. This one is located in Martinsville, a small town located midway between Greensboro and Roanoke. There is not much else in the town and it has a depressing...More

Thank NJ-Tennessean
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We drove 4 1/2 hours just to see this museum. I've been a paleontology fan since I was a kid, our son used to get his kicks digging up trilobites, and my wife insisted we come here after seeing the Jurassic Park/World series in the...More

Thank Jim Y
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We took our 5 year old and 12 year old grandkids to this Museum. They both were fascinated by the animals hanging all over the Museum. There was a play area the younger one really enjoyed. The gift shop had just the right things the...More

1  Thank OhioRich60
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We love natural history and have been trying to visit this museum for many years on our way down to Florida each winter; finally got there! The exhibits here were well done and informative. Especially loved the antelope displays; it was interesting to compare and...More

1  Thank ellenbee56
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Interactive exhibits are intriguing. Live reptiles are interesting. Virginia soil content are educational.

Thank Sonya M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This museum has the best fossil display of the places I have been lately. Yes, the exhibits are few. But the building has a library and many labs with people available to answer questions. Plenty of interactive exhibits and seating invite families to linger. Cafe...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was a surprise that I did not know we had in So. VA. They have some great fossils and minerals to see. We played with a wooden dinosaur fossil "puzzle" for awhile. There are other learning activities available on other days that we did...More

Thank crcoope3
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I was truly amazed to find this venue tucked away in Martinsville. Until I purchased a Groupon to visit I didn't know it existed. My GPS took me to their old site so I had to go "vintage" and follow road signs to find the...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is a beautiful place but I must say that exhibits are few and far between. I honestly expected a little bit more for such a large and amazing area.

Thank Brittany M
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