Please note: tickets should be purchased in advance.

From the legacy of our grand historic home inside a 102-year-old train station to our quirky Rat Basketball team, we undoubtedly have a rich history and a bright future. 

There’s no shortage of stories to tell – about the Museum, the work our team is doing, global STEM topics, community science endeavors and much more – and we enjoy partnering with members of the media (reporters, producers, bloggers, editors and photographers) to tell them. Whether you’re covering a new exhibit or fun event, would like to fact check content, need a scientific perspective or have questions about our STEM research and educational initiatives, our subject matter experts are happy to help press with their stories.

We’ve made a few resources for journalists available on this page. If you’re interested in doing a story about us, want to be added to our press release distribution list, have an interview request or would like to schedule a Museum visit, please contact our Manager of Communications and Curiosity so we can help connect you to the best resource. All interviews with Museum employees and any on-site media visits must be arranged through the Communications and Curiosity Department. After all, we’re here to make your job easy and your story stellar!

Please note: non-media guests/groups who’d like to reserve private or after-hours use of any Museum space for commercial or personal videography or photography purposes should contact the Museum's special events team at specialevents@smv.org. For advertising or partnership inquiries, please contact our Manager of Community and Curiosity.

For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Guild, Manager of Communications and Curiosity at jguild@smv.org or 804.864.1401.

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"This is by far the best science center I have ever been to. The kids had so much fun playing around and learning. I would have to say one of my favorite parts were playing air hockey with a robot, probably the neatest thing I've ever done. I would love to go back. We traveled two hours to get here and it was well worth the trip."

Aubrey E.

"This place was absolutely amazing! I have been to several science museums before but this one was by far the best so far. Almost everything was interactive. And it was unbelievable! Something for all ages."

Tyler N.

"This place was by far the best museum Richmond has to offer!"

Rachel T.

"This is a thoughtful and truly mind-blowing interactive museum that it just as entertaining for adults as for children. The exhibits allow you to move and engage all your senses and there's even a children's play area, art center and sensory walls. We appreciated the little touches to make visitors comfortable, like friendly staff, step stools for children in the bathroom and by the water fountains and nursing pillows for breastfeeding mothers in the play area."

Michelle N