Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville

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The Virginia Museum of Natural History is the state's natural history museum located in Martinsville, Virginia founded in 1984. The museum has several different award-winning publications, is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, and has more than 22 million items. This includes the first intact stromatolite head ever found in Virginia, which is one of the largest complete 'heads' in the world, at over 5 feet in diameter and weighing over 2 tons.
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  • Contour map sand was the best hands on activity. Biggest down side only having a small play area for smaller kids. Good place to spend 1-2 hours.  more »
  • I had a nice time visiting this three floor museum. the first floor had most of the exhibits along with a small gift shop. since I was here with some covid restrictions still in place the theaters...  more »
  • This place is amazing. The dinosaurs exhibits here are constructed exceptionally well. My children loved it. I would recommend any family to go to this museum. It's fun, interactive, and very educational. The staff and guides are very educated and knowledgeable of the exhibits.
  • It was smaller than I expected, but they pack quite a bit into the space. The quality of the displays is impressive. We're glad we went during the museum's Dino Festival because they have a lot of things to make it fun for the kids. We will probably only go again during festivals because otherwise just not worth driving an hour from Roanoke again.

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