Upcoming Events

Poe: Secrets of a Spirit
October 18, 2014 to October 31, 2014
1:30pm

Meet the Edgar Allan Poe you never knew in this dynamic Carpenter Science Theatre Company production.This 25 minute performance is recommended for grades 4 and up, and will be held in the Ms. Barbara Thalhimer Theater.

Available select dates at 1:30 pm:

October 18, 24, 25, 30, 31

Lunch Break Science
October 22, 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.

BATS: Be Afraid presented by Bonnie Miles, Certified Virginia Master Naturalist.
Lunch Break Science
October 29, 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.

Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt? presented by Kelly Walker, Chef and Owner, Chocolates by Kelly.

Living Ethics:Expanding Community Vision
October 29, 2014
6:30pm

Placemaking: Building Healthy Communities presented by Fred Kent, Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces. Kent is a leading authority in revitalizing city spaces, livability, smart growth and the future of the city. Presented in collaboration with Bon Secours Virginia Health System.

6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. Pre-registration is required for this free event. To reserve your seats, please call 804.864.1400.

Fright Night Feature
October 31, 2014
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us on Halloween for a special screening of the 1954 horror film, Creature from the Black Lagoon, in The Dome. Fright masters Sean Kotz and Bill Bowman of the Bowman Body will deliver a special presentation preceding the film.

Lunch Break Science
November 5, 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.

The Elephant is Like a Rope:  Thoughts on Science and Religion presented by Dr. George Spagna, Physics Department, Director, Keeble Observatory, Randolph-Macon College.
Just Plane Fun!
November 8, 2014
9:30am to 5:00pm

Celebrate over a century of flight at Just Plane Fun! at the Virginia Aviation Museum. With special exhibits provided by the Civil Air Patrol and Virginia Department of Aviation, this free event will feature vintage planes, a classic car show, food trucks, live music, educational arts and crafts and more.

Lunch Break Science
November 12, 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.

Donating Your Body to Science, What Does That Actually Mean? presented by Richard Sikon, Operational Director, Virginia State Anatomical Program, Virginia Department of Health.

Living Ethics:Expanding Community Vision
November 12, 2014
6:30pm

Community Beyond Borders presented by John Boyer, M.S., Researcher and Instructor, Department of Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Boyer is a nationally recognized enological cartographer encouraging and facilitating ‘smart growth’ of the viticulture industries and the incorporation of new technologies and social networking tools into the 21st century classroom. Presented in collaboration with Bon Secours Virginia Health System.

6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. Pre-registration is required for this free event. To reserve your seats, please call 804.864.1400.

Lunch Break Science
November 19, 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.

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
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.
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.