Upcoming Events

Members Save 50% on Gift Memberships
November 19, 2014 to December 10, 2014
9:30am to 5:00pm

Make your list and check it twice! Members pay half price for Science Museum of Virginia memberships at Star, Pulsar, Supernova and Galaxy levels when purchasing them as gifts for someone else. To purchase gift memberships, visit https://support.smv.org/gift or call 804.864.1449.

Professional Development: A Talk with 2014 Emerging Technology Business Winner Heather Loftus
November 20, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Emerging Leaders Council for a professional development talk with Heather Loftus of PlanG. Voted RichTech's 2014 Emerging Technology Business winner, Heather Loftus is co-founder and Executive Vice President for PlanG and has over 14 years of experience creating product roadmaps for Fortune 100 companies. Enjoy drinks and refreshments as she shares her valuable insights into the world of business and innovation.

Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $10 and $8 for Museum members. To purchase tickets, call 804.864.1548 or visit support.smv.org/universesocietyevents.

37th Annual Model Railroad Show
November 28, 2014 to November 30, 2014
9:30am to 5:00pm

Celebrate the 37th Annual Model Railroad Show this Thanksgiving weekend! Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations and enjoy train rides, Clydesdales and see a blacksmith in action during a holiday weekend filled with fun for the whole family. 

 

Friday, November 28 9:30 am - 5 pm View Friday's Schedule Here

Saturday, November 29 9:30 am - 5 pm View Saturday's Schedule Here

Sunday, November 30 11:30 am - 5 pm* View Sunday's Schedule Here

*Museum Member Exclusive Early Bird Entrance 9:30 - 11:30 am

Lunch Break Science
December 3, 2014
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.

Back Roads: People, Places and Pie Around Virginia - Volume 2 presented by Bob Brown, senior photographer, and Bill Lohmann, columnist, of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Lunch Break Science
December 10, 2014
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.

Managing a Crowded Ocean: The Nature Conservancy’s Work in the Mid-Atlantic Seascape presented by Michael Lipford, State Director, Virginia chapter, The Nature Conservancy.
SOLD OUT: Members Only: Polar Express Pajama Party
December 12, 2014
5:30pm to 8:30pm

All aboard! Children are invited to wear their coziest pajamas and bring along the whole family for a magical evening screening of The Polar Express in The Dome. Join us before the film for fun activities – and milk and cookies, too!

Admission is free and limited to members only. Sold Out.

SOLD OUT: Members Only: Polar Express Pajama Party
December 13, 2014
5:30pm to 8:30pm

All aboard! Children are invited to wear their coziest pajamas and bring along the whole family for a magical evening screening of The Polar Express in The Dome. Join us before the film for fun activities – and milk and cookies, too!

Admission is free and limited to members only. Sold Out.

Lunch Break Science
December 17, 2014
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.

Science and Music presented by Goldrush, featuring Prabir Mehta, Treesa Gold and Matt Gold.

Noon Year’s Eve
December 31, 2014
10:00am to 1:00pm

Ring in the New Year at the Museum! Watch our very own version of the ball drop, where we release 2,015 bouncy balls at the strike of noon! Enjoy a juice toast, make your own noisemaker, launch ping pong balls with liquid nitrogen, construct a geodesic globe and much more.

Lunch Break Science
January 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.

The Real Science of Climate Change presented by Dr. David E Kitchen, Associate Dean, Associate Professor, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Richmond.

Lunch Break Science
January 21, 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 Digital daVinci: The History of Medical Art presented by Scott T. Barrows, MA, FAMI, Vice-President, Marketing & Public Relations, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. 

Lunch Break Science
January 28, 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.

Your Health is Your Wealth:  How Energy, Wellness and Health Technologies Create a Wellness Home for Daily Living presented by Barbara Satterwhite, RN; Sandra Thornton, Ph.D.; and Demetria Johnson, MBA of Nikken Inc. 

Lunch Break Science
February 25, 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.

Earth, Wind and Fire: See Geology's R & B Band Perform in Hawaii and Iceland presented by Dr. Michael Fenster, Watts Professor of Science - Geology, Director of Environmental Studies Program, Randolph-Macon College.

Lunch Break Science
February 25, 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.

Earth, Wind and Fire: See Geology’s R & B Band Perform in Hawaii and Iceland presented by Dr. Michael Fenster, Watts Professor of Science - Geology, Director of Environmental Studies Program, Randolph-Macon College.
Lunch Break Science
March 25, 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 James River: Our River at Risk presented by Adrienne Kotula, Policy Specialist, James River Association