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Virginia Museum of Natural History

21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-2921
+1 276-634-4141
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Terrific dinosaurs!

We drove 4 1/2 hours just to see this museum. I've been a paleontology fan since I was a kid, our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim Y
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Took the grandkids to this Museum. We had a great time.

We took our 5 year old and 12 year old grandkids to this Museum. They both were fascinated by the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
OhioRich60
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Conneaut, Ohio
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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove 4 1/2 hours just to see this museum. I've been a paleontology fan since I was a kid, our son used to get his kicks digging up trilobites, and my wife insisted we come here after seeing the Jurassic Park/World series in the...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We took our 5 year old and 12 year old grandkids to this Museum. They both were fascinated by the animals hanging all over the Museum. There was a play area the younger one really enjoyed. The gift shop had just the right things the...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We love natural history and have been trying to visit this museum for many years on our way down to Florida each winter; finally got there! The exhibits here were well done and informative. Especially loved the antelope displays; it was interesting to compare and...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Interactive exhibits are intriguing. Live reptiles are interesting. Virginia soil content are educational.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This museum has the best fossil display of the places I have been lately. Yes, the exhibits are few. But the building has a library and many labs with people available to answer questions. Plenty of interactive exhibits and seating invite families to linger. Cafe...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This was a surprise that I did not know we had in So. VA. They have some great fossils and minerals to see. We played with a wooden dinosaur fossil "puzzle" for awhile. There are other learning activities available on other days that we did...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 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
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

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
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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
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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

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