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Virginia Museum of Natural History

21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-2921
+1 276-634-4141
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Great Spot to Visit with Kids!

I was truly amazed to find this venue tucked away in Martinsville. Until I purchased a Groupon to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
George S
Salem, Virginia
via mobile
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 4 weeks ago
Brittany M
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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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21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-2921
+1 276-634-4141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was truly amazed to find this venue tucked away in Martinsville. Until I purchased a Groupon to visit I didn't know it existed. My GPS took me to their old site so I had to go "vintage" and follow road signs to find the...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 30 June 2017 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 23 June 2017

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 21 June 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 31 May 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 26 May 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 24 May 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 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 20 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!

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