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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 Activities for School-age Children

A bit expensive, but very worthwhile for families. The recent DaVinci exhibit was terrific. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Holly H
Richmond, Virginia
Outstanding museum! Lots to see - very hands on!

We just moved to Richmond. We have two kids - ages 5 and 6. This museum is just fantastic. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen T
San Antonio, Texas
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit expensive, but very worthwhile for families. The recent DaVinci exhibit was terrific. We saw it in Rome, 2013 and I was glad to visit again twice this summer.

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just moved to Richmond. We have two kids - ages 5 and 6. This museum is just fantastic. We come from a large city with a fabulous and HUGE children's museum with a STEM focus. The Children's Museum here is nothing to write home...More

1  Thank Helen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here since it was raining and I'm glad I did! There was a lot to look at as well as a lot to experiment with. The Dome was also amazing! I saw Planet Nine, it was extremely interesting!

1  Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also went inside to see the davinici Exhibit. Fabulous. There is a lot to learn about this genius who was so far ahead of his time.

1  Thank clayhamner
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Science Museum of Virginia offers such a wonderfully interactive experience. We "played" with how strong we were, how flexible, how fast, and even how good our memories were. The Dome theatre offered several different options for movies when we visited---we chose Dream Big, and...More

1  Thank Ann D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

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.

1  Thank Isa T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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

1  Thank johnkrod
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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

1  Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed 5 August 2017

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

2  Thank roxy835
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Cherry C
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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.