Upcoming Events

Poe: Secrets of a Spirit
October 30, 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 October 30 & 31at 1:30 pm.

Fright Night Feature
October 31, 2014
8:00pm

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.

Overview of the Ebola Epidemic: Insights from the Field in Sierra Leone and Key Features of the Ebola Response in the US by Dr. Brigette Gleason, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Professional Development: A Talk with 2014 Emerging Technology Business Winner Heather Loftus
November 20, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Emerging Leaders Council for a professional development talk with Heather Loftus of PlanG. Voted RichTech's 2014 Emerging Technology Business winner, Heather Loftus is co-founder and Executive Vice President for PlanG and has over 14 years of experience creating product roadmaps for Fortune 100 companies. Enjoy drinks and refreshments as she shares her valuable insights into the world of business and innovation.

Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $10 and $8 for Museum members. To purchase tickets, call 804.864.1548 or visit support.smv.org/universesocietyevents.

37th Annual Model Railroad Show
November 28, 2014 to November 30, 2014
9:30am to 5:00pm

Celebrate the 37th Annual Model Railroad Show this Thanksgiving weekend! Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations and enjoy a holiday weekend filled with fun for the whole family.

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.
Members Only: Polar Express Pajama Party
December 12, 2014
5:30pm to 8:30pm

All aboard! Children are invited to wear their coziest pajamas and bring along the whole family for a magical evening screening of The Polar Express in The Dome. Join us before the film for fun activities – and milk and cookies, too! Admission is free and limited to members only. Reservations are required and space is limited.

Reserve your spot online, email membership@smv.org or call 804.864.1449.

Members Only: Polar Express Pajama Party
December 13, 2014
5:30pm to 8:30pm

All aboard! Children are invited to wear their coziest pajamas and bring along the whole family for a magical evening screening of The Polar Express in The Dome. Join us before the film for fun activities – and milk and cookies, too! Admission is free and limited to members only. Reservations are required and space is limited.

Reserve your spot online, email membership@smv.org or call 804.864.1449.

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.

Noon Year’s Eve
December 31, 2014
10:00am to 1:00pm

Ring in the New Year at the Museum! Watch our very own version of the ball drop, where we launch 2,015 bouncy balls using liquid Nitrogen at the strike of noon! Enjoy a juice toast, make your own noisemaker, construct a geodesic globe and much more.

Lunch Break Science
January 21, 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 Digital daVinci: The History of Medical Art presented by Scott T. Barrows, MA, FAMI, Vice-President, Marketing & Public Relations, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. 

Lunch Break Science
January 28, 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.

Your Health is Your Wealth:  How Energy, Wellness and Health Technologies Create a Wellness Home for Daily Living presented by Barbara Satterwhite, RN; Sandra Thornton, Ph.D.; and Demetria Johnson, MBA of Nikken Inc. 

Lunch Break Science
February 25, 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.

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
February 25, 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.

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.