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Virginia Museum of Natural History

Address: 21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112
Phone Number: 276-666-8600
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Martinsville
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Scale models of dinosaurs and actual tracks of these great beasts of the past are featured through...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Kernersville, North Carolina
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248 reviews 248 reviews
93 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband and I have been wanting to take our grandson, Justin to the Special Exhibit on display currently at the Museum of the Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Discovery. Upon our entrance to the Museum and seeing the mighty Acrocanthosaurus to the plant-eater Tenontosaurus, followed by the interactive dinosaur-themed maze for visitors of all ages...we were captivated!! There are life-size casts of... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is an amazing museum for such a small city. Lots of exhibits about fossils, geology and ancient inhabitants of Virginia. Interactive exhibits are fun for all ages.

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Ridgeway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We went with our children on a school field trip, the dinosaur display was amazing but I thought that they could use some more displays. We may visit again in a few years but it isn't a place I would go repeatly.

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VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this review

We are glad you had the chance to visit the museum, and we hope you will consider a return visit. We have recently added several new exhibits and visitor experiences, and our goal is to continue adding new exhibits for our repeat visitors. We hope to see you at the museum! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

My grand daughter is fascinated by dinosaurs, so I took her to the Virginia Museum of Natural History. The last time I went, the museum was still in the old location and it was a field trip. There wasn't much to see or do for a two year old. The man in the gift shop was very friendly and educated... More 

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Martinsville, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

We have had a family membership for the past three years. We love to take our 2 & 8 year olds here. They change some of the exhibits every few months and always make part of the new exhibits hands-on. They also have an indoor playground room which we love to take the lids to for a good break.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

If you want to visit a museum that is Smithsonian quality without the hassle of going to Washington D.C. This is an incredible place to visit. It has a lot of great displays and makes a geat field trip for schools. Plus they have good group rates.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This museum is growing every time we see it. There is always something new to see. Very nice facilty.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

This is a very intersting place - we took our grandson and he throughly enjoyed it and we did. always something new and interesting.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

A high-quality museum experience for half the price you'd pay in larger cities.  This is a great place to spend time with friends and family of all ages.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I take my grandchildren every year when they visit in August. This is a wonderful museum!! It is affiliated with the Smithsonian Museum, and reflects that high caliber.

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