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!
Methane and Leachate and More, Oh My: Environmental Monitoring at Landfills presented by Anthony W. Creech, P.G., Section Manager at Groundwater and Geology, Resource International, Ltd.
Dig up the dirt on Wicked Plants with some special activities! Conduct experiments with dehydrated plants, make leaf rubbings and handcraft seed balls in our Challenge Lab. Learn the science behind climate change with our Science on a Sphere® and rock out with a “beetbox” and apple piano! Don’t miss your chance to dissect plants and get the scoop about vermiculture this spring break!
Try your hand at leaving John Townsend, botanist and member of the Virginia Natural Heritage Program at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, speechless! Have you been wondering about the strange plant growing in your yard? Bring in a clipping and get your questions answered!
Native Plants for Pollinators presented by Grace E. Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The Science of Magic presented by the Richmond Chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
In her New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, Amy Stewart takes on Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. Drawing on history, medicine, science and legend, Stewart will present tales of bloodcurdling botany that will enlighten and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers. This 45 minute talk will be followed by a book signing.
Pre-registration is required, call 804.864.1400.
The Forests that Fire Made: Restoring Pine Savannas and Peatlands in Southeastern Virginia presented by Brian van Eerden, Southern Rivers Program Director.
The Exotic World of Quarks presented by Dr. Raul Briceno.
Flora of Virginia – Illustrations and Botanical Watercolor Paintings presented by Lara Call Gastinger, artist and botanical illustrator.
Join us in our Challenge Lab as we combine art and science with Lara Call Gastinger, artist and Chief Illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project. This pen and ink illustration techniques workshop will have you rendering some wickedly beautiful plant life. We’ll provide the supplies, you provide the talent!
This event is free, but pre-registration is required.
Join us for the first annual Science on Tap craft beer festival where we’ll feature live music, interactive craft brewing demonstrations and a diverse collection of beer from across the Commonwealth! The first 250 guests will receive a complimentary signature pint glass with admission.
$10 general admission tickets will be available at the gate and you may purchase your sponsor level online here!
ABC’s From the James River, with Love presented by Betty Ellett, author and Wayne Dementi, photographer.
Oil and Gas Drilling 101 presented by Michael D. Ward, Executive Director of the Virginia Petroleum Council.
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.
The James River: Our River at Risk presented by Adrienne Kotula, policy specialist at the James River Association.
International Space Station: A Symbol of Cooperation and Orion, NASA’s New Deep Space Explorer presented by Aerospace Engineer Alan Sturgis from NASA Langley Research Center.
The Science of Cycling presented by Craig Dodson, Founder and Executive Director of Richmond Cycling Corps.
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.