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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:
  • Student Friendly:
  • 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 »

Science After Dark

June 19, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Gear up for a biketastic adventure at the Museum! Guests receive free bike helmets and fittings before joining in on our bike safety and repair clinics. Pedal into The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. Afterwar... more »

Arts & Culture Xpo

June 27, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Join us at the 5th Annual Arts & Culture Xpo, presented by CultureWorks, at the Science Museum of Virginia. This free event will feature food trucks, stage performances and art demonstrations – and the opportunity to interact with over 50 non-profit arts and culture organizations all in one place. Vote for your... more »

Science After Dark

July 17, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Pedal to the Museum for an evening of science and enjoy bike valet parking! Spin into The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society.... more »

Science After Dark

August 21, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Get into gear for an evening at the Museum! Pedal into The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of The Wizard of Oz. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. $5 or free for members. College students with ID w... more »

Science After Dark

September 18, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Enjoy an evening of science and stars at the Museum! Step into The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of E.T The Extra-Terrestrial. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. $5 or free for members. College s... 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 »