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Virginia Museum of Natural History
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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.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a beautifully made building and the displays are nice. I would have liked to have seen more staff around, perhaps to answer questions. My husband and I stopped by on our way to Roanoke--reasonable price and worth a visit....

Thank KimStephen
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VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

KimStephen - Thank you very much for visiting the museum. We always appreciate getting feedback from visitors so we can offer better experiences. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit again and interact more with staff and volunteers. Thank you!

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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We have been here twice the last time for reptile day, bookstore and cafe are nice, exhibits are fantastic if the kids like dinosaurs this is your place

Thank AnnLynchburgVa
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VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Thanks so much for your positive feedback. Reptile Day is definitely one of our most popular festivals, and we are excited to be planning for several exciting upcoming festivals. May 3 is the Bug Daze festival, July 26 is the Living on the Water festival, and October 18 is the Reptile Day festival. We hope you will be able to join us at one or more of these events!

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you like dinosaurs, this is the place to go. Kids will enjoy the many hands-on activities as well as seeing a dinosaur move and roar. There are also other exhibits on the natural habitats of native Virginia animals and even their fossils.

Thank jane w
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VirginiaMuseum, Manager at Virginia Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Thank you for your recent visit, and for your very positive feedback. We are very excited about our current "Dinosaur Discovery" exhibit and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the many different exhibits and displays.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

What a fantastic State museum! Martinsville is a very small town (pop. ~13,000), but this museum is on par with natural history museums one would expect to find in much larger cities. Its permanent exhibits are exciting and showcase beautifully Virginia's fossil history. The travelling exhibits are fresh and often geared toward young children.

There is an admission fee, though it is very modest, and they also participate in the ASTC Reciprocal Membership program, so ASTC Passport holders get in free.

Martinsville is not on the way to anywhere, but the VMNH is destination enough in itself!

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our son visited with his 3-year-old twins. A boy that age is naturally in a dinosaur phase. The visit was thoroughly enjoyable and made quite an impression.

Thank James C
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