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Science Museum of Virginia

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  • 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
  • (804) 864-1400, (800) 659-1727

The Science Museum of Virginia is a catalyst for inspiration, a place that sparks curiosity and generates ideas. Through hundreds of experiential exhibits, awe-inspiring artifacts and interactive technologies, the Museum presents dynamic programming to hundreds of thousands of guests each year. The Museum features permanent exhibitions about space, health, electricity, and the earth—to name a few—and they host visiting exhibitions from around the world. The new permanent exhibition Boost! has quickly become a visitor favorite. The Dome theater, at 76 feet, is the largest screen in Virginia and provides guests with the ultimate immersive experience.

General
  • Hours (General Information): 9:30 am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 am-5 pm Sunday. Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9:30 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday, 11:30 am-5 pm Sunday.
  • Attraction Fee: Exhibits Only Adult (13-59): $11 Youth 4-12 and Seniors 60+: $10 Groups of 10+: $8 Film Only Adult (13-59): $9 Youth 4-12 and Seniors 60+: $9 Groups of 10+: $8 Exhibits and Film: Adult (13-59): $16 Youth 4-12 and Seniors 60+: $15 Groups of 10+: $13
  • Handicapped Accessible:
  • Motorcoach Group Friendly:
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  • Attraction Hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 am - 5 pm Sunday
  • Parking: Free, Motorcoach
Science Museum of Virginia Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 2
  • Theatre Capacity: 250
  • Banquet Capacity: 1,000
  • Classroom Capacity: 900
  • Reception Capacity: 1,000

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
RF&P Forum X               175     100     150  
Rotunda X                   250     500  
Thalhimer Pavillion X               900     500     500  
Garner Pavillion X                   1000     1000  
Discovery Room X               150     80     125  
Mezzanine X                       200  
Ethyl IMAX Dome X           250              
Eureka Theatre X           119              

Bikes: Science on Two Wheels

Through September 27, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Get ready to pop a wheelie as you trace the evolution of the bicycle from its origins to the sleek, modern designs that line the streets around the world today. Get into gear with hands-on exhibits as you explore energy, force and motion, aerodynamics and engineering and uncover a diverse collection of historic, rare, pe... more »

ADHERE - Tape Art by Nickolai Walko

Through October 04, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Explore an intricate world inspired by the styles of Renaissance and Pop Art in artist Nickolai Walko’s exhibition ADHERE. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts, this Richmond artist uses tape as a medium to portray anatomy, biology and the complex workings of the human body. Make a... more »

Lunch Break Science

September 02, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Space Station: A Symbol of Cooperation and Orion, NASA’s New Deep Space Explorer” presented by Alan Sturgis, Aerospace Engineer at NASA Langle... more »

Lunch Break Science

September 09, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “History of Bicycling and Richmond” presented by author Thomas Houff. more »

Lunch Break Science: History of Bicycling in Richmond

September 09, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch for a lecture by author Thomas Houff about the history of bicycling and Richmond. more »

3rd Annual Telemundo Multicultural Career Fair & Festival

September 12, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-521-4918
Location: Downtown
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Telemundo Richmond, Resource Business Solutions, Goodwill, and the Virginia Employment Commission have teamed again to bring a unique career fair celebrating culture and diversity in the Richmond region. The 3rd annual Telemundo Multicultural Career Fair & Festival is an opportunity for career seekers to speak face-t... more »

Lunch Break Science

September 16, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety in Virginia” presented by Jessica Rosner, MPH, Foodborne Disease Epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Hea... more »

Science After Dark Evening with Bikes

September 18, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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An evening of bikes, science and astronomy at the Museum with an all-live Cosmic Expedition. more »

RVA MakerFest

October 03, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Location: Downtown
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RVA MakerFest returns to the Science Museum of Virginia for a hands-on celebration of the region's wildest and most creative innovators. From robotics and drones to blacksmiths and glassblowers, RVA MakerFest is inspiring and fun for the whole family. more »

Lunch Break Science

October 07, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Breathe Well, Live Well – Dealing with Allergies and Asthma” presented by Rose O’Toole, CommonHealth Educator for the Commonwealth of Vi... more »

Lunch Break Science

October 14, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Oil and Gas Drilling 101” presented by Michael D. Ward, Executive Director of the Virginia Petroleum Council. more »

Science After Dark

October 16, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Join us for an evening filled with glow-in-the-dark crafts, games and experiments as you learn about luminescence and phosphorescence. Step into The Dome for all-live Cosmic Expeditions at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm before enjoying a special showing of Back to the Future Part II. Venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond As... more »

Lunch Break Science

October 28, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Large-Scale Oyster Restoration and Land Conservation in the Chesapeake Bay” presented by Andy Lacatell, Conservation Specialist at The Nature Conser... more »

Lunch Break Science

December 09, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Reading Rover – Canine Body Language and Communication” presented by Sarah Babcock, CPDT-KSA, Chief of Education and Training at the Richmond ... more »