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Science Museum of Virginia

2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Great place to take your youngsters.

I visited Science Museum at the annual model train expo.As an adults of in their sixties we went... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
3rd Birthday Trip

While vacationing in Gordonsville, VA we decided to take a day-trip here (about 1-1.5hr depending... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Colleen C
Maryland, United States
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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 4 weeks ago

I visited Science Museum at the annual model train expo.As an adults of in their sixties we went directly to the expo area. All the exhibits the brought back the memories ,we still cherish.After the exhibitions we went 360 dom presentation.It was like being there...More

Thank balla56
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

While vacationing in Gordonsville, VA we decided to take a day-trip here (about 1-1.5hr depending on traffic) for our son’s third birthday. The museums is in an old train station which in itself is pretty neat. Our son, being so young, enjoyed the toddler part...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We went as a family on New Years Day with our 8th grader. Didn’t know if she would be interested. She was wandering off and coming back “you have to see this over here!” Our favorites were Boost! About the body and Speed. I like...More

Thank 122randim
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I was hoping to view the Da Vinci exhibit, however this exhibit was history. A major exhibit may only stay 3-4 months before moving on. The major exhibit encountered was SPEED, which is all about different types of motion. This can be the speed of...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Lots of interesting exhibits, focus is on a kid friendly experience. Special exhibits are an awesome experience. I really need to go for the planetarium.

Thank Debi K
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Took my four nieces (ages 14 to 4) to see the model train show. Had a great time with all the interactive displays. The trains were very cool. Worth checking into a membership.

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

What I liked most about this place was that it was completely interactive . You just enjoy your time there and learn at the same time. Be open minded , be a kid and you will have fun in this place.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have attended the Science Museum's summer Davinci exhibit as well a social gathering in their new banquet event space. Both events were great, and the space will certainly be a benefit to the Richmond community ahead for similar events. I also saw the "speed"...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Adults can definitely learn a thing or two while in here. There's also a variety of fun and interesting things to see and do here as well. The huge theater, the Dome, was great. One of the movies was about atomic exploration, and it was...More

Thank monachopsis
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first time exploring the new “Speed” exhibit. It was very well done with lots to learn and play with. We got beat repeatedly in air hockey by a robot! The Boost exhibit on wellness was a blast, as usual. My son wanted...More

Thank Patricia K
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Christina C
4 February 2018|
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Response from Debi K | Reviewed this property |
There are a variety of prices depending on age, etc. Their webpage smv . org will give you all the info
20 November 2017|
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
No ice skating rink, unfortunately.
Cherry C
2 August 2017|
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Response from DancinATC | Reviewed this property |
You can just go to the dome.