Virginia Museum of Natural History


Virginia Museum of Natural History

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name = Virginia Museum of Natural History


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established = 1984
location = Martinsville United States
website = [http://www.vmnh.net/ www.vmnh.net]

Virginia Museum of Natural History is the state's natural history museum located in Martinsville founded in 1984. [cite news | url=http://www.vmnh.net/index.cfm/topic/information| title=Information | publisher=Virginia Museum of Natural History |date=2008 | first= | last= | accessdate =2008-09-17] The museums has several different award winning publications [cite news | url=http://www.vmnh.net/index.cfm/topic/museum-publications | title=Publications| publisher=Virginia Museum of Natural History |date=2008 | first= | last= | accessdate =2008-09-17] is affliated with the Smithsonian Institution, and has more than 22 million items. [cite news | url=http://www.vmnh.net/index.cfm/topic/collections | title=Collections| publisher=Virginia Museum of Natural History |date=2008 | first= | last= | accessdate =2008-09-17] This includes the first-ever intact stromatolite head found in Virginia, and is one of the largest complete 'heads' in the world, at over 5 feet in diameter and weighing over 2 tons. [cite news | url=http://www.vmnh.net/news.cfm?ID=99 | title=VMNH scientists confirm discovery of 500 million-year-old fossil | publisher=Virginia Museum of Natural History |date=2008 | first= | last= | accessdate =2008-09-17]

Besides the library and archives, research on Invertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Paleontology, Recent Invertebrates, Archaeology, Mammalogy, Marine Science and Earth Science is conducted there. [cite news | url=http://www.vmnh.net/index.cfm/topic/research-areas | title=Research | publisher=Virginia Museum of Natural History |date=2008 | first= | last= | accessdate =2008-09-17] It also hosts a special exhibit called the "Feathered Dinosaurs of China and Chinasaurs: The Great Dinosaurs of China". [cite news | url=http://www.vmnh.net/news.cfm?ID=2| title='Feathered Dinosaurs of China' and 'Chinasaurs' Exhibits Now Open | publisher=Virginia Museum of Natural History |date=2008 | first= | last= | accessdate =2008-09-17] In April 2009 it will host "Darwin: Evidence & Evolution" exhibit. [cite news | url=http://www.vmnh.net/index.cfm/topic/darwin-exhibit | title=Darwin: Evidence & Evolution | publisher=Virginia Museum of Natural History |date=2008 | first= | last= | accessdate =2008-09-17]

References

External links

* [http://www.vmnh.net/ Virginia Museum of Natural History]
* [http://www.vmnh.net/documents/2008-09_education_guide.pdf Education Guide]


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