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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 Pavilion X               900     500     500  
Garner Pavilion X                   1000     1000  
Discovery Room X               150     80     125  
Mezzanine X                       200  
Ethyl IMAX Dome X           250              
Eureka Theatre X           119              

Alien Worlds and Androids

Through February 21, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Are we alone in the universe? Join scientists in the search for alien life and discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth. Come face-to-face with worlds far beyond our own and unearth the technology that gets us there. Get up-close with C-3PO and Iron Man as you learn about robots, androids, aliens and muc... more »

Valentine's Day Heart Dissection

Through February 14, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Don’t skip a beat and miss our exciting take on a romantic Valentine’s Day science experiment! Make a date with our Live Science Educators who will dissect and describe the inner workings of sheep hearts at noon and 3 pm. No need to be sheepish - we know ewe’ll love this heart stopping presentation! more »

Lunch Break Science

February 17, 2016
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. Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System. This week’s presentation is “Dial It Down: Stress Less When Dealing With Difficult People” presented by R... more »

Science After Dark

February 19, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Join us for an epic evening of science activities! Set course for The Dome to enjoy a special all-live Cosmic Expedition taking off at 6:30 pm, then traverse the galaxy with a showing of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at 8 pm. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. $5 or free for... more »

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In: Awesome Astronomy

Through March 05, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Dark Universe and Secrets of the Sun featuring live presentations from an astronomer in The Dome, explore the Museum Exhibits, find your cosmic address, create your own sky globe and learn about constellations and comets. This overnight adventure allows childre... more »

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

March 09, 2016
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. Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System. This week’s presentation is “Liberating Landscapes using Livestock” presented by Kristi Orcutt, Children&... more »

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In: Paleontology

Through March 12, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure in The Dome, explore the Museum Exhibits, excavate fossils, create your own dinosaur and design your own ecosystems. This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science programming and participate i... more »

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

March 30, 2016
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. Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System. This week’s presentation is “Reaching for New Horizons” presented by Alice Flammia Bowman, New Horizons M... more »

Camp In: Girls In Medicine

Through April 09, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch a Giant Screen Movie in The Dome, explore the Museum Exhibits and much more! This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science programming and participate in special activities that also fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. Pre-r... more »

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In: Earth Day

Through April 23, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Pandas: The Journey Home in The Dome, explore the Museum Exhibits, plant the seeds of knowledge by learning about the water cycle and make your own windmill in our Challenge Lab. This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science progr... more »

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In: Food Science

Through May 14, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Great White Shark in The Dome, explore the Museum Exhibits, discover the science behind your favorite recipes in our Boost! Kitchen, create your own food and learn about different types of mold. This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging li... more »