Virginia Museum of Natural History

21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is the state’s natural history museum, with groundbreaking scientific research and collections, education programs for all ages, and award-winning exhibits.


Wild About Cats
Join us on Museum Day and explore all of the museum's exhibit galleries, including the special exhibit, "Wild About Cats"! This exhibit highlights the wide diversity of cats living throughout the world today, while featuring taxidermy mounts of lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, and many more cats living throughout the continents of North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Museum visitors will learn about the prey these animals hunt, the science behind their extraordinary predatory abilities, how they adapt to their surroundings, and much more!

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