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Virginia Museum of Natural History

21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-2921
+1 276-634-4141
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Small Museum but Plenty to See

This is a small museum that covers a lot about Virginia history. My kiddos were disappointed there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
julee m
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Martinsville, Virginia
So Cool!!!

My family was in Danville, VA for a couple of days and I had read up on the VA Museum of Natural... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terry W
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Yale, Va
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-2921
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+1 276-634-4141
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small museum that covers a lot about Virginia history. My kiddos were disappointed there weren't a lot of dinosaur exhibits. There's still plenty to see and it was an educational glimpse of Virginia history, people and culture.

Thank julee m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family was in Danville, VA for a couple of days and I had read up on the VA Museum of Natural History and decided to go which was only about half of an hour away. The ride was smooth and the museum was really...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been several times with the grandchildren. They absolutely love anything dealing with dinosaurs or anything prehistoric. The exhibits are changed frequently to keep everything "fresh" and inviting for anyone coming. Excellent opportunity to learn and marvel over these amazing creatures and everything else that...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were a few very interesting exhibits. The museum was smaller than I expected and the layout is really odd. If you have an hour to kill it is worth it. It also has a little cafe and a gift shop.

Thank Chele M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A smashing repository of history. The staff was kind and very knowledgeable. Top end professionalism abound and a fantastic assortment of natural history.

Thank DavidVanPatten
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you like geology and paleontology like me, you will love this place. It focuses on the geological and paleontological history of Virginia only. There are replicas of animals and actual skeletons of native animals. The geological history is covered in rocks, fossils, and fossils...More

Thank globaltrekster
VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We hope you will be able to visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 December 2016

What a great attraction. I was looking for something to do while staying in a hotel because of Hurricane Matthew evacuation and I found this museum in a list of attractions in the room. For a $7 admission I thought it would just be so-so....More

1  Thank Dacsmom
VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope you will be able to visit again soon under better circumstances!

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Interesting natural history museum. Good exhibits of dinosaur fossils and casts. Lots of animal exhibits. Good interactive educational exhibits. Good value at $7 for adult admission.

2  Thank LindiSue
VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience, and we hope you will be able to visit again soon.

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Unbelievable! Fantastic! Just a few words that describe the exhibits and information available at the Virginia Museum of Natural History! The museum hasn't always been a museum or open to the public. It started as a private institution that became an agency of the...More

2  Thank Sheila D
VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you very much for the great feedback! We have had tremendous growth over the years, and we continue to add new displays and experiences on a regular basis. We hope you'll be able to visit again soon!

Reviewed 21 July 2016

A great museum of exhibits from the beginning of time on earth. Museum features dinosaur casts of full size skeletons. This museum uncovers Virginia Natural History and has an actual paleontology and archaeology laboratory. Also a section on How Nature Works along with a variety...More

1  Thank John N
VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum!

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