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Virginia Museum of Natural History

21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-2921
+1 276-634-4141
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Beautiful, but leaves much to be desired

This is a beautiful place but I must say that exhibits are few and far between. I honestly expected... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brittany M
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Virginia
Family friendly venue

There were nice displays of dinosaurs and other critters found in Virginia. Plus you could also... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robin M
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages” (6 reviews)
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21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-2921
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+1 276-634-4141
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were nice displays of dinosaurs and other critters found in Virginia. Plus you could also observe labs for paleontology and archaeology. My favorite displays were in the "Uncovering Virginia" gallery. The Grundy and Saltville exhibits were most interesting to me. Saw other families visiting...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great visit for the whole family. This is a very fun and educational for children and adults. Very hands on and informative. Also, a great place for school field trips. Currantly offering summer camp programs for kids. Prices are very reasonable, $7 for adults...More

Thank cpnfox
Reviewed June 21, 2017

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 May 31, 2017

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 May 26, 2017

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 May 24, 2017

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 May 1, 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 March 20, 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 April 21, 2017

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

Reviewed December 3, 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 April 21, 2017

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

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