Virginia Museum of Natural History
Our ATSC membership brought us to this out of the way museum in Martinsville on a lazy Wednesday afternoon. The place isn’t very large but everything inside was outstanding. There were several dinosaur skeletons and more skulls. There was a paleontology lab with lots of viewing windows. And there was a wall of animal heads of all sorts of wild animals like buffalo and gazelle and all the types of those animals with different looks and names. We saw lots of Virginia history too from geology and fossils to native inhabitants finds. And some examples of recreated artifacts, resin cast as well as 3D printed. We also got the privilege of seeing the queen of a leaf-cutter ant colony. She was huge.