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Science Museum of Virginia

2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Epic Scientific expedition

A place to enjoy with the family. Enjoyed the kids' interactive learning area. Not excluding... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Isa T
family trip

was very nice, clean and friendly. we went there after the children's museum basically did not plan... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mineral, Virginia
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"We're not your dad's Science Museum!" says Science Museum of Virginia Director/CWO (that's Chief Wonder Officer) Richard Conti. "Our newly re-imagined Museum is a place that is relevant to your life and fun!"Our mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.Our Story: Since its founding by the Virginia General Assembly in 1970, the Science Museum of Virginia has become the premier center for hands-on science education in Virginia. The Museum has permanent exhibitions on health, energy and natural science and includes hundreds of interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts, live animals, a theater company and cutting edge technology. The 76-foot Dome Theater creates the ultimate "you are there" experience with the largest film screen in Virginia wrapped around you. The Museum also features visiting exhibitions, educational programming, overnight adventures, lectures, demonstrations and summer camps. The Museum receives guidance and generous support from community leaders and organizations. The Museum's Board of Trustees is appointed by the Governor and provides oversight and policy guidance. The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation raises funds to support the mission, operations and capital needs of the museum. The Museum is also the parent organization for the Danville Science Center. The Science Museum of Virginia is located in Richmond's Museum District, in historic Broad Street Station designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, at 2500 West Broad Street.
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2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Reviewed yesterday

A place to enjoy with the family. Enjoyed the kids' interactive learning area. Not excluding adult science experience. It's fascinating. A layman can navigate science at this museum.

Thank Isa T
Reviewed 5 days ago

was very nice, clean and friendly. we went there after the children's museum basically did not plan on the turn out they got for there program that day. the science museum was very clean the staff was friendly and they had a lot of hands...More

Thank johnkrod
Reviewed 1 week ago

very informative and interesting!!!! Many interactive hands on displays!!! the Da Vinci display was awesome!!! the theater was also great!! another Must See in Richmond VA!!! I have been going to the Museum for Many years and will continue to go!!!

Thank 278kentm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is large and very hands on for children interested in science. The Da Vinci exhibit was here when we visited and it was truly amazing. All the models of his machines and a room dedicated to the Mona Lisa. This is a well...More

Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went one afternoon as we have lived in Richmond for awhile, but have never been. There were a few interesting interactive displays, but for the most part, this museum is geared toward kids and a waste of time and money if...More

Thank roxy835
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum with our 9 and 12-year-old grandsons and decided to try the traveling da Vinci exhibit now on display. A few caveats to get started: First, it's expensive. With tickets selling at $24 each over the museum price, think about the level...More

1  Thank Princeton919
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is awesome for anyone of any age. There are plenty of interactive exhibits to keep you entertained. The massive jet was awesome. The only qualm I had was items listed on the map weren't the same as what is listed on the daily...More

Thank Brittany J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Science Museum of VA at least four times. Twice with my own children and twice as the teacher of my HS students. Sadly, the two times I went in the summer with my kids I was not happy. This time...More

Thank DancinATC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience for all ages from 5 to 80. Well laid out, interesting exhibits, hands on, educational and fun. Fairly priced and interestingly presented.

Thank CabanaWoman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a fabulous time at the museum! We took our kids, ages 3, 6 and 8, with a plan to stay for a few hours and then move on to other things later in the day. Well when we finally were ready to...More

Thank Angella D
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Cherry C
2 August 2017|
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Response from DancinATC | Reviewed this property |
You can just go to the dome.
Jack L
22 March 2017|
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Response from ScienceMuseumVA | Property representative |
Hi, Jack! The Science Museum of Virginia has our Periodic Table Cafe, which is a full cafe with sandwiches, pizza, snacks and delicious Blanchard's coffee and espresso. To learn more information about the Cafe's specific... More
Molly K
14 October 2016|
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Response from M F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, my 15 year old daughter and 13 year old both enjoyed it. This natures center can be enjoyed by nature lovers of all ages.