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The Virginia Museum of Natural History is Virginia's only collections-based scientific institution, inspiring children and learners of all ages to learn about the natural world.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is Virginia's only collections-based scientific institution, inspiring children and learners of all ages to learn about the natural world. The museum features award-winning exhibits, groundbreaking scientific research and collections, education programs for all ages, fun family festivals, and spectacular events. From the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the shores of the Chesapeake, to the rolling hills of Northern Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Natural History is a valuable resource for all of Virginia and the region.

1. The Virginia Museum of Natural History is a statewide institution, benefiting all citizens of Virginia and the region.

2. Gifts in support of the museum directly benefit children, families, and learners of all ages.

3. The Virginia Museum of Natural HIstory is an important driver of economic growth for the Southern Virginia region and the entire Commonwealth.