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Science Museum of Virginia

Open Now: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Fun Science for All Ages

Spent a fun few hours here. Lots of interactive activities for children and teens, and even pretty... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Abby K
Omaha, Nebraska
Science fun!!

This past week two of my grandchildren aged 3 and 8 and I spent a wonderful day exploring the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie H
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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...more
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2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a fun few hours here. Lots of interactive activities for children and teens, and even pretty entertaining for adults as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Abby K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This past week two of my grandchildren aged 3 and 8 and I spent a wonderful day exploring the Science Museum. The exhibits are amazing in that they are fun for all ages! There was not a space at the museum that we did not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marie H
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We recently took our 7 year old granddaughter to this museum. She had been to the Children's museum next door and we felt this museum would give her activities more suited to her age. We were right. There are a load of activities that will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Spend a whole day or even a weekend there. There are permanent exhibits throughout that are highly interactive. There are games to play together or against each other in friendly competition. There are also real trains to walk around outside! We have never left the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I had some free time to explore the area & some IT gentlemen I met highly recommended the Science Museum (obviously). I’m glad they did! This museum is so interresting! Still the old structure from the grand train station it once was, with remnants throughout....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Visited with friends. The museum is located in an old railway station of historic design. A great place to take children as there are many exhibits encouraging their involvement. Outside in one area is a display of old railway rolling stock and an aluminium submarine....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Paul U
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic afternoon/day out! Whether you go as a family or not the museum will not disappoint. Lots of fun, historical and interactive games to choose from & inside the dome is the IMAX cinema where you can sit down and enjoy a variety...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Zsheebs
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

First impression upon entering this converted rail station was Wow. Loved the historic detail. The science exhibits were fun. The train yard was interesting but wished we could have gone in them. Look for the video exhibit on the first floor, no spoiler here.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank unytraveler
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We visited the Science Museum with our family especially to see the Body Works Animal Inside Out exhibition, which showed plasticised animals (and one human) "inside out." We were all fascinated by the exhibits, and spent around an hour touring the show. The other displays...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Explored more new stuff which didn't have knowledge of. Great place for the attraction and hangout. Enjoyed when visited with friends.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank SANKET P
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from Jeffry B | Reviewed this property |
No, there is lots of free parking. If you are concerned about availability, get there before opening time.
September 2, 2018|
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I didn't see any designated picnic locations per se outside, e.g., picnic tables. Being in the middle of the city, the land surrounding the building is mostly concrete and parking lot - but there is a lawn and some greenery... More
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February 4, 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