Upcoming Events

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
May 4, 2016
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.

Civil War Technology: New Innovations presented by Bert Dunkerly, Park Ranger with the Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours.

Science on Tap
May 7, 2016
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Richmond is a craft beer city and the Science Museum of Virginia is tapping into the enthusiasm with Science on Tap! Hosted by the Emerging Leaders Council, this event features a host of Virginia’s finest craft beers and ciders and also offers an exciting look at the science behind brewing. Food trucks, local vendors and live music add to a home-grown festival atmosphere you won’t want to miss! $10 general admission tickets will be available at the gate which includes a signature pint glass while supplies last. For more information, please visit https://support.smv.org/ScienceOnTap

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
May 11, 2016
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.

Toxic Household Chemicals and Making Your Own Safer and “Greener” Household presented by Rafiat Williams, CDC Public Health Advisor for the Richmond City Health District.

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours.

Camp In: Food Science
May 13, 2016 to May 14, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Great White Shark in The Dome, explore Museum Exhibits, discover the science behind your favorite recipes in our Boost! Kitchen, create your own food and learn about different types of mold. This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science programming and participate in special activities that also fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements.

Pre-registration is required; $45 per child and $20 per adult. Camp In is recommended for grades 3 – 6. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
May 25, 2016
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.

Beneath the Surface: Analytical Science at Colonial Williamsburg presented by Kirsten Moffitt, Materials Analyst and Associate Conservator of Painted Objects for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours.

Summer Camp: The Human Machine
July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016
9:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a week of hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics! Shrink down to the size of a cell to study the human body and learn what helps create this finely tuned instrument. How does what we eat and how we live impact our body’s processes? Explore with us as we investigate the science of ourselves!

This camp experience is ideal for grades 3-4 and includes opportunities to explore galleries throughout the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. To register, please call 804.864.1400.

Summer Camp: The Human Machine
July 18, 2016 to July 22, 2016
9:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a week of hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics! Shrink down to the size of a cell to study the human body and learn what helps create this finely tuned instrument. How does what we eat and how we live impact our body’s processes? Explore with us as we investigate the science of ourselves!

This camp experience is ideal for grades 5-6 and includes opportunities to explore galleries throughout the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. To register, please call 804.864.1400.

Summer Camp: Need for Speed
July 25, 2016 to July 29, 2016
9:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a week of hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics! Study how fast things change over time, uncover things that are usually too fast or slow to notice and explore new ways to look at the world around you!

This camp experience is ideal for grades 3-4 and includes opportunities to explore galleries throughout the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. To register, please call 804.864.1400.

Summer Camp: Need for Speed
August 1, 2016 to August 5, 2016
9:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a week of hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics! Study how fast things change over time, uncover things that are usually too fast or slow to notice and explore new ways to look at the world around you!

This camp experience is ideal for grades 5-6 and includes opportunities to explore galleries throughout the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. To register, please call 804.864.1400.

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
August 3, 2016
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.

Bay 101 presented by Blair Blanchette, Virginia Grassroots Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours.

Summer Camp: STEMCraft
August 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
9:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a week of hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics! You’ll create, construct and experiment with prototype solutions for a variety of environmental challenges and focus on mimicking the natural world and the ecosystem in which we live in new and exciting ways!

This camp experience is ideal for grades 3-4 and includes opportunities to explore galleries throughout the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. To register, please call 804.864.1400.

Summer Camp: STEMCraft
August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
9:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a week of hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics! You’ll create, construct and experiment with prototype solutions for a variety of environmental challenges and focus on mimicking the natural world and the ecosystem in which we live in new and exciting ways!

This camp experience is ideal for grades 5-6 and includes opportunities to explore galleries throughout the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. To register, please call 804.864.1400.

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
August 31, 2016
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.

Wildlife Rehabilitation (Including Bats) presented by Bonnie Miles, Certified Virginia Master Naturalist and Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator with the Virginia Department of Games and Inland Fisheries.

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours.