Upcoming Events

Bioenergetics: Art Meets Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
March 17, 2015 to June 17, 2015
9:30am to 5:00pm

See 20 novel experiences that convey the importance of the powerhouses in the cells of our body - mitochondria! This collaborative exhibition between faculty and students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering and School of Arts with the Science Museum of Virginia presents two and three dimensional artistic interpretations that will inspire and encourage guests to make informed lifestyle choices! 

Lunch Break Science
May 27, 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 Rise of Bicycle Boulevards and Protected Bike Lanes in Richmond, Virginia presented by Max Hepp-Buchanan, Director of Bike Walk RVA Sports Backers.

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In
May 29, 2015 to May 30, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In guests will be seeing stars in this astronomy-themed sleepover! Create constellations, partake in a flashlight scavenger hunt, learn their galactic address and journey into the Dome to learn the Secrets of the Sun and experience our Violent Universe. Camp In activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Pre-registration is required, call 804.864.1400.

Lunch Break Science
June 3, 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 Jamie Brunkow, Lower James Riverkeeper from the James River Association. 

Lunch Break Science
June 10, 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.

Bioenergetics: Energy for Life presented by Shilpa Iyer, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering. 

Lunch Break Science
June 17, 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.

Copernicus presented by Richmond Shakespeare and the Carpenter Science Theatre Company. 

Science After Dark: Biketastic Adventure
June 19, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Gear up for a biketastic adventure at the Museum! Guests receive free bike helmets and fittings while supplies last before joining in on our bike safety clinics.  Pedal into The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. 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
June 24, 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.

Air Quality and You presented by Brigitte Tanner Carter, Account Executive at RideFinders and Dan Salkovitz, Meteorologist for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. 

Arts&Culture Xpo
June 27, 2015
10:00am to 4:00pm

Join us at the 5th Annual Arts & Culture Xpo, presented by CultureWorks, at the Science Museum of Virginia. This free event will feature food trucks, stage performances and art demonstrations – and the opportunity to interact with over 50 non-profit arts and culture organizations all in one place. Vote for your favorite and they may receive a People’s Choice Award

Lunch Break Science
July 15, 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 Science of Cycling presented by Craig Dodson, Founder and Executive Director of Richmond Cycling Corps.

Science After Dark
July 17, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Pedal to the Museum for an evening of science and enjoy bike valet parking! Spin into The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. 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
July 29, 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 Value of Conservation: Matching Conservation, Wildlife Habitat and Financial Goals through Land, Water and Air Assets presented by Tee Clarkson, Director of Atoka Conservation Exchange.

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.

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! Pedal into The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of The Wizard of Oz. 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 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.