Upcoming Events

Bioenergetics: Art Meets Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
March 17, 2015 to June 30, 2015
9:30am to 5:00pm

See 20 novel experiences that convey the importance of the powerhouses in the cells of our body - mitochondria! This collaborative exhibition between faculty and students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering and School of Arts with the Science Museum of Virginia presents two and three dimensional artistic interpretations that will inspire and encourage guests to make informed lifestyle choices! 

Lunch Break Science
July 1, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Marie Curie presented by Larry Gard and Kim Jones-Clark from the Carpenter Science Theatre Company of the Science Museum of Virginia. 

ADHERE – Tape Art by Nickolai Walko
July 4, 2015 to October 4, 2015
9:30am to 5:00pm

Explore an intricate world inspired by the styles of Renaissance and Pop Art in artist Nickolai Walko’s exhibition ADHERE.  A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts, this Richmond artist uses tape as a medium to portray anatomy, biology and the complex workings of the human body. Make a plan to see these one of a kind pieces – and stick with it! 

Lunch Break Science
July 15, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

The Science of Cycling presented by Craig Dodson, Founder and Executive Director of Richmond Cycling Corps.

Science After Dark
July 17, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Pedal to the Museum for an evening of science and enjoy bike valet parking! Sample ice cream made using a bicycle and learn how to protect your pudding in a helmet safety demonstration. Spin into The Dome for a special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at 8 pm. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society.

$5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission. 

Lunch Break Science
July 22, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Vertical Farming, the Future of Urban Food presented by Duron Chavis, Director of the Virginia State University Indoor Urban Farm and co-director of Renew Richmond.

Lunch Break Science
July 29, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

The Value of Conservation: Matching Conservation, Wildlife Habitat and Financial Goals through Land, Water and Air Assets presented by Tee Clarkson, Director of Atoka Conservation Exchange.

Lunch Break Science
August 19, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Trees, From Start to Finish presented by Janine Lester, Consulting Arborist,  Board Certified Master and Municipal Specialist. 

Science After Dark
August 21, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Get into gear for an evening at the Museum and enjoy bike valet parking! Make a cloud in a bottle, play with chalk trail art and get competitive with CO2 racers. Pedal into The Dome for a special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of The Wizard of Oz at 8 pm. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society.

$5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission.

Lunch Break Science
August 26, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

The Missions of John W. Young presented by Ted Bethune, Aerospace Program Specialist at Space Science. 

Lunch Break Science
September 2, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Space Station: A Symbol of Cooperation and Orion, NASA’s New Deep Space Explorer presented by Alan Sturgis, Aerospace Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center.

Lunch Break Science
September 9, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

History of Bicycling and Richmond presented by author Thomas Houff.

Lunch Break Science
September 16, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety in Virginia presented by Jessica Rosner, MPH, Foodborne Disease Epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health. 

Lunch Break Science
October 7, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Breathe Well, Live Well – Dealing with Allergies and Asthma presented by Rose O’Toole, CommonHealth Educator for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Lunch Break Science
October 14, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Oil and Gas Drilling 101 presented by Michael D. Ward, Executive Director of the Virginia Petroleum Council. 

Science After Dark: Glow!
October 16, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an evening filled with glow-in-the-dark crafts, games and experiments as you learn about luminescence and phosphorescence. Step into The Dome for an all-live Cosmic Expedition at 6:30 pm before enjoying a special showing of Back to the Future Part II. Venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society or get glowing with black light activities and more! $5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission.