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Virginia Museum of Natural History


Elevation: 992 ft.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville provides the visitor with a closer look at the geology and history of the area. The museum hosts extensive fossil, geologic, insect, and mammal collections, as well as special exhibits that serve as valuable resources for ongoing Virginia natural history research. The site is an important one for anyone interested in the natural processes that have created the environment we see today. Bird species found here are much the same as those at neighboring J. Frank Wilson Park.


Physical Address: 21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112

From the US-220/William F. Stone Hwy and US-58/A. L. Philpott Hwy interchange, head northeast on US-58 BUS/A. L. Philpott Hwy, merge onto US-58/US-220 BUS/Greensboro Rd/Memorial Blvd, turn right onto VA-57/Starling Ave, and the museum will be on the right in approximately 0.9 miles.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 276-634-4141
  • Website
  • Access: Admission Fee; Tuesday - Saturday, and Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend

Birds Recently Seen at Virginia Museum of Natural History (as reported to eBird)

  • Mourning Dove
  • Chimney Swift
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Fish Crow
  • House Wren
  • Carolina Wren
  • European Starling
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • House Finch

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Fee
  • Accessible
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Restrooms