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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:
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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              

Science On Tap

May 07, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Richmond is a craft beer city and the Science Museum of Virginia is tapping into the enthusiasm with Science on Tap! Hosted by the Emerging Leaders Council, this event features a host of Virginia’s finest craft beers and ciders and also offers an exciting look at the science behind brewing. Food trucks, local vendo... more »

Transit of Mercury Viewing

May 09, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Join astronomers to watch the planet Mercury in transit! Grab a lawn seat and peer through solar telescopes as you see Mercury moving across the face of the Sun – the first instance of this epic event in ten years. Guests will be able to gaze at the sky safely and talk with experts from the Richmond Astronomical So... more »

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

May 11, 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 "The Monarch Butterfly" presented by Katharine Snavely, Certified Virginia Master Nat... 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 »

Science After Dark

May 20, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Join us for an evening of engaging live science with Glogerms, Ring Gliders, Wind Tunnels and the chance to catch a sneak peek of our brand new exhibition gallery Speed! Explore our solar system as technology goes head to head to see what forces are faster in our universe in The Dome during a special all-live Cosmic Expe... more »

Speed

May 21, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Speed, the Science Museum of Virginia’s newest permanent exhibition, features over 50 exhibits that immerse you into hundreds of unique experiences highlighting demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time acros... more »

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

May 25, 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 “Beneath the Surface: Analytical Science at Colonial Williamsburg” presented ... more »

MessFest

June 25, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Location: Downtown
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Get ready to blast, splash, splatter and pop at MessFest! New this summer at the Science Museum of Virginia, this family-friendly festival celebrates the messiest (and most fun!) parts of science. Put on your play clothes and step into the Splash Zone for slingshot painting, liquid Nitrogen explosions and gigantic erupt... more »

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

July 20, 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 “The Monarch Butterfly” presented by Katharine Snavely, Certified Virginia Ma... more »

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

August 03, 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 “Bay 101” presented by Blair Blanchette, Virginia Grassroots Coordinator for ... more »

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

August 03, 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 “Bay 101” presented by Blair Blanchette, Virginia Grassroots Coordinator for ... more »

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

August 31, 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 “Wildlife Rehabilitation (Including Bats)” presented by Bonnie Miles, Certifi... more »