Camp In: Earth Day

Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities – watch Pandas: The Journey Home in The Dome, explore 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 programming and participate in special activities […]

The Impact of ‘Big Science’ on the U.S. Economy

Join Dr. Thom Mason, Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for a special evening of Big Science! Explore the origins of the Big Science era and today’s innovations and developments, uncover profound economic impacts – from health care to housing, information technology to manufacturing – and take a look at the future benefits of […]

Stump the Scientist

Try your hand at leaving John Townsend, botanist and member of the Virginia Natural Heritage Program at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, speechless! Have you been wondering about the strange plant growing in your yard? Bring in a clipping and get your questions answered!

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!

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!

Congratulations: $1 Million Gift from Altria Group to the Science Museum

Congratulations to the Science Museum of Virginia – we could not be more excited! Check out the press release below. The Science Museum of Virginia works to foster science learning throughout the Commonwealth. Despite growing numbers of visitors to Broad Street Station from Northern, Western, and Eastern Virginia, geographic distance remains a barrier for many. […]

FREE Annual Family Palooza is Coming: June 15, 2013

Get ready….get set….have FUN! It’s the annual Family Palooza at the Science Museum of Virginia on June 15, 2013. It’s a day filled with fun and healthy activities for the entire family. Thanks to HCA Virginia for sponsoring this annual event. Wondering what all the hoopla is about? Well here are just some of the […]

Real Richmond Review: Flight of the Butterflies at the Museum

Flight of the Butterflies at the Science Museum of Virginia Saturday, May 25-Friday, September 6, 2013 Do you believe in miracles? Do you need to be reminded of the incredible magic of nature? Are you looking for an uplifting, exhilarating, and majestic view of the world? Then head over to The Science Museum of Virginia where you […]

Tons of Fun at the Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia has tons of events, exhibits, and family fun going on. Lots of events are happening right now so don’t miss them. Mark your calendars to take advantage of all of these fun activities. And be sure to visit our link to register to possibly win a family pack of 5-free […]

Real Richmond Review: Rats Really do Play Basketball at the Science Museum

Have you heard that rats can play basketball? That’s what they were saying down at the Science Museum of Virginia. This was one thing I just had to see for myself. I couldn’t imagine a rat doing anything other than scaring me to death. Basketball and rats are just not two things I usually think […]