Nano Days

Shrink down to size with interactive exhibits simulated at a billionth of a meterscale! Guests will have the chance to get hands-on with Nano science projects from the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University while learning how tiny science can be so hugely fun!

Bioenergetics: Arts Meet Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health

See 20 novel experiences that convey the importance of the powerhouses in the cells of our body – mitochondria! This collaborative exhibition between faculty and students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering and School of Arts with the Science Museum of Virginia presents two and three dimensional artistic interpretations that willinspire and encourage guests to […]

Pi Day at SMV

You’ll never get full from this slice of Pi! Join us for an early day as we celebrate3.14.15 at 9:26 am with a circular feast in our Boost! Kitchen provided by the delicious Relay Foods. Special demonstrations running throughout the day will ensure that you have an irrationally fun day!

New Year Eve-SMV

Ring in the New Year at the Museum! Watch our very own version of the ball drop, where we launch 2,015 bouncy balls using liquid Nitrogen at the strike of noon! Enjoy a juice toast, make your own noisemaker, construct a geodesic globe and much more.

Members Only Polar Express Pajama Party-SMV

All aboard! Children are invited to wear their coziest pajamas and bring along the whole family for a magical evening screening of The Polar Express in The Dome. Join us before the film for fun activities – and milk and cookies, too! Admission is free and limited to members only. Reservations are required and space […]

Friday Night Feature: SMV

Join us on Halloween for a special screening of the 1954 horror film, Creature from the Black Lagoon, in The Dome. Fright masters Sean Kotz and Bill Bowman of the Bowman Body will deliver a special presentation preceding the film.

Science After Dark: Glow! (SMV)

Enjoy an evening filled with glow-in-the-dark crafts, games and experiments as you learn about luminescence and phosphorescence.  Step into The Dome at 6:30 pm for Science After Dark: The Glow of the Universe, to uncover how light helps astronomers explore our universe, and stay for a special showing of Tron at 8pm.  Venture outside to […]

Poe: Secrets of a Spirit

Meet the Edgar Allen Poe you never knew in this dynamic Carpenter Science Theater production.  This 25 minute performance is recommended for grades 4 and up and will be held in the Ms. Barbara Thalhimer Theater.

Girls in Science Spend a Night-SMV

The Science Museum of Virginia is inviting middle school girls to light up the night with science. On Saturday, October 4, the Museum will host the Girls in Science Camp In in partnership with DuPont and the Society of Women Engineers. This special overnight event allows participants to spend an evening exploring three floors of […]

Mindbender Exhibit: Science Museum of VA

Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges that are guaranteed to test your brain power! Think outside of the box to complete puzzles and become a member of the Mindbender Society. Can you beat a group challenge? Grab your friends or a stranger to help you complete tasks. As you travel through […]