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Science Museum of Virginia

Open today: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Body Worlds Animals Inside Out

This is a fun place for children and adults if you are interested in the science of things. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia
Still fun for all ages

We have visited this museum a few times over the years, and have found it to be worth the time and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
+1 804-864-1400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place for children and adults if you are interested in the science of things. The newest exhibition going on now. It was quite interesting to see these animals in their Plastination. My 12 year old loved how he could see sea...More

1  Thank getcreativeprint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went because we got a 50% of coupon. Still was over $68 for the 3 of us. The museum is small, but there is quite a bit packed in it. The special exhibit was animals inside out featuring preserved animals. While interesting my son...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this museum a few times over the years, and have found it to be worth the time and money. Even with a teenager who has been to a lot of science museums, the activities were new and engaging.There is a lot to...More

Thank TravelLMD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my 7 year old niece to the Science Museum - there are so many cool things for kids to do - race against other animals (the computer compares your speed to a bear, for example), play at memory games, puzzles, balance and jumping games....More

Thank jrogers317
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 2 teens and I spent a rainy day there. There is a section where you learn all about speed. Many hands on experiments. My kids enjoyed playing air hockey with a robot. There is another interactive section where you learn about movement and your...More

Thank kmbracy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a museum professional myself I was extremely disappointed by my visit. This is a science center, a glorified playground for children, not a museum. The name and description they give online is very deceptive and I feel cheated of my money. I would not...More

1  Thank Hope F
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We had time to kill before an afternoon wedding over Memorial Day and didn't want to spend it at the hotel pool. With twin 7 year old boys, we were going to do the Kids Museum, but many of those reviews made it sound better...More

1  Thank frompitpa
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We went specifically to see the special exhibit "Animals Inside Out". The special exhibit was fascinating and everything that it promised to be. The rest of the museum was great to explore and interact with the many activities. We took our 12 & 17 year...More

1  Thank dguern1
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We spent a day at this museum with the kids ranging in age from 7 to 14 and EVERYONE, including the adults, were entertained the whole time. There are so many incredible interactive exhibits! I cannot recommend this museum enough!

1  Thank Erin H
Reviewed April 27, 2018

I just moved here a few months ago. This was a great afternoon activity to do with friends. The museum is smaller than I am used to being from Louisville, KY. But it was still a good time

Thank Meredith B
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Christina C
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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
November 19, 2017|
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
No ice skating rink, unfortunately.
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Response from DancinATC | Reviewed this property |
You can just go to the dome.