Upcoming Events

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
August 5, 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.

A Bittersweet Look at Chocolate under the Microscope presented by Kelly M. Walker, Chef and Owner of Chocolates by Kelly. 

Lunch Break Science
August 12, 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.

Zooplankton Dynamics from the Amazon River Plume to Antarctica presented by Brandon J. Conroy, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine.

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. Test your luck with an Alka-Seltzer suit and dunk tank and fire H20 rockets with bike pumps! 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. 

Science After Dark
September 18, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening of science and stars at the Museum! Step into The Dome for a special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of E.T The Extra-Terrestrial 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
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. 

2015 Kugel Ball
October 10, 2015
6:00pm

Please join us at as we honor our hosts, Ms. Rosann Bocciarelli and Mr. Jim Weinberg, for their many contributions to the Science Museum of Virginia and the Richmond community! This black tie evening celebration includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction to support the Museum will raising awareness and support for our mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science. To purchase your tickets online, visit support.smv.org/kugelball

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.