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Virginia Museum of Natural History

The Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) is a museum without walls that interprets Virginia's natural heritage within a global context in ways relevant to everyone.

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The Virginia Museum of Natural History has over 10 million specimens in its collections in the areas of archaeology, bryozoans, earth science, amphibians and reptiles, recent invertebrates, invertebrate Fossils, birds, mammals, frozen tissues, plant fossils, and vertebrate fossils. In addition to its specimens, the museum employs 5 full time curators dedicated to the areas of archaeology, paleontology, mammalogy, earth sciences, and recent invertebrates. Museum scientists, past and present, were responsible for naming 520 species new to science.