Lunch Break Science

A free, entertaining, insightful lecture series that presents cutting-edge scientific topics from experts in their field.

Barbara Thalhimer Theater
All Ages
60 minutes
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Lunch Break Science is a long-running program series featuring engaging presentations from scientific experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and more. Each week a different expert presents an approximately one-hour long talk that breaks down various cutting-edge scientific topics in an approachable, easy-to-understand presentation that is absolutely free! While geared towards adults, this is an excellent opportunity for science lovers of all ages to discover the latest breakthroughs and most significant issues facing our planet.

August Lectures

Wednesday, August 24, 12 – 12:45 p.m.

  • "First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope," presented by Justin Bartel, Immersive Experience Manager, Science Museum of Virginia

Wednesday, August 31, 12 – 12:45 p.m.

  • "Examining Cardiovascular Health Risks and Outcomes for Black Women," presented by Anika Hines, Ph.D., MPH, PMP, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University

How to Attend

Join us for an enlightening lunchtime lecture! No reservations are required. Just bring your lunch, and we'll provide the science! Lunch Break Science lectures are completely free and start at noon. Please arrive early; presentations are limited to 120 guests. Just come at least 15 minutes early, check in at our Guest Services desk, and take a seat!

Lunch Break Science is a free lecture series presented by the Science Museum that addresses current scientific topics that help to inspire and encourage Virginians to enrich their lives through science.