Check out the Virginia Museum of Natural History

November 8th, 2018 by

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Things to Do at the Virginia Museum of Natural History

Are you headed to the Virginia Museum of Natural History? Along with taking in some impressive historical exhibits, there are also plenty of other things to do while you visit. Whether you’re headed in from Danville to spend the day at the museum, headed out for some Summer Fun, or you’re just looking for things to see while you’re here for a weekend, check out these things to do at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Exhibits

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is packed with plenty of permanent and temporary exhibits that are great for a family day out or a field trip from school. While you visit, be sure to check out some of the favorite exhibits:

  • The Hidden Life of Ants: From farmers, to warriors, to builders, learn more about how the ants live and operate in this fun exhibit
  • Dinosaurs: Reign of the Giants: See dinosaur bones and exhibits first hand and learn what life was like when these large creatures roamed the earth
  • Discovery Reef: This hands-on, interactive play area is designed for the little kids and will also allow them to learn as they play
  • Fossil Overlook: Explore a variety of molds, fossils, and models as you take a walk back in time
  • Wild Watersheds: Learn more about all the watersheds located throughout Virginia
  • Stories From Skeletons: Find out just how much you can learn by examining a skeleton up close and personal

Education

If you plan on taking a ride from Reidsville, NC for a field trip, you’ll find that the museum has plenty of educational opportunities for those looking to expand upon their experience.

  • Sleepovers
  • Scouts
  • Workshops
  • Summer Adventure Camps
  • Geocache
  • Outreach Programs
  • Student Tours

And if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate a birthday, the Museum also offers special programs for birthday parties.

Science

One big part of the Virginia Museum of Natural History focuses around science. While you visit, be sure to take in all the features that allow you to learn more about this subject and all it has to offer.

  • Collections
  • Research Areas
  • Casting and Molding Program
  • Science Outreach Programming

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