The Science Museum of Virginia inspires guests to enrich their lives through science with experiential exhibits, awesome artifacts, interactive technologies, innovative programs, dynamic films, impressive live animals and interesting labs and demos. The Museum features permanent exhibits about space, health, electricity and speed—to name a few—and hosts visiting exhibitions from around the world. Plus, along with fun ways to explore science, our exhibits provide many ways of meeting the Scientific Investigation, Reasoning and Logic strands in the Virginia Standards of Learning.
We strive to be a catalyst for inspiration, a place that sparks curiosity, encourages discovery and generates ideas in science, technology, engineering and math. Whether you are a thinker, tinkerer, creative or full-on science geek, the Science Museum of Virginia has something for all curious-minded guests!
Where did you go today? And how did you get there? Going Places is an interactive exhibition that explores the technology behind travel.
Explore the intricate patterns and colors of moths in this collection of paintings by Deborah Davis.
Explore the theory of evolution in this interactive art exhibit by Tyler Rhodes.
Boost! your mind, body and lifestyle through a series of interactive challenges.
Unearth the fastest and slowest things at work in the universe. It's all relative!
Spark your sense of wonder by exploring several forms of energy.
Find the perfect chemistry as you mix science and technology with art!
Meet our finest friends - from rats and honeybees to snakes and scorpions!
Foster the curiosity of your youngest scientists in a bright experience for ages 5 and under.