Upcoming Events

Poe: Secrets of a Spirit
September 12, 2014 to October 31, 2014
1:30pm

Meet the Edgar Allan Poe you never knew in this dynamic Carpenter Science Theatre Company production.

Available select dates at 1:30 pm:

September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

October 16, 17, 24, 30, 31

Science After Dark
September 19, 2014
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Spend an evening in the Museum! Explore three floors of interactive exhibits and see a special presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey in The Dome at 8:30 pm. Before the movie, take a look at how closely predictions about the future come to our current space technologies in Science After Dark: 2014: A Space Perspective at 6:30 pm. Fifteen minutes after sunset, weather permitting, share telescopes with Richmond Astronomical Society members.

Lunch Break Science
September 24, 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.

Parks, Trails and Tourism - Connecting the Dots presented by Nathan Burrell, James River Park Superintendent.
Living Ethics: Expanding Community Vision
September 24, 2014
6:30pm

Engaging Each Other in Community presented by Bernard Mayer, Ph.D., Professor at the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Creighton University Partner at Collaborative Decision Resources Associates in Boulder, Colorado. Mayer is an internationally-recognized leader in conflict resolution. 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.

Keynote: The Uncertainty of Disbelief
September 26, 2014
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Internationally renowned theoretical physicist, Dr. James Gates, will explore the intriguing insights of Superstring/M-Theory, the creativity of the scientific process, the parallel quests of science and religion for certainty in the face of mystery, and his own personal belief in both science and spirit.

Presented by the Chrysalis Institute. Pre-registration is required, sign up at chrysalisinstitute.orgLearn more here about an additional opportunity to see Dr. Gates.

RVA MakerFest
September 27, 2014
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for an interactive celebration of creativity and ingenuity featuring local innovators, hobbyists and hands-on demonstrations in science, art, technology, engineering, sustainability, food, music, crafts, fashion and more. RVA Makerfest will also feature workshops and speakers, with select makers offering handmade creations for sale. Find out more here.

Lunch Break Science
October 1, 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.

String Science and Sounds from the Violin presented by Jocelyn Adelman, Concert Violinist, Richmond Symphony.
Girls in Science Camp In: E-textiles
October 4, 2014 to October 5, 2014
6:30pm to 9:00am

Middle school girls join forces with professional women scientists to develop soft circuits and create their own wearable technology! Please call 804.864.1400 to make a reservation. $10.

Girls in Science Camp In is sponsored by DuPont and the Society of Women Engineers.   
Lunch Break Science
October 8, 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.

My Brain…My Magnificent Motherboard presented by Anne McDonnell, MPA, OTR/L, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Virginia.
Kugel Ball 2014: Fire & Ice
October 11, 2014
6:30pm

Join us for a black-tie evening as we honor Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wick III, raise awareness and support for the Museum’s mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science. For tickets and information click here or call 804.864.1548.

Lunch Break Science
October 15, 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.

Finding and Excavating World Class Jurassic-Age Dinosaurs in Wyoming presented by Bob Simon, President, Dinosaur Safaris Inc.
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.

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.
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.