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.

December Lectures

Wednesday, December 7, 12 – 12:45 p.m.

  • “Electrifying Transportation: The Roles of Batteries,” presented by Zhengrui "Ray" Xu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech

Wednesday, December 21, 12 – 12:45 p.m.

  • "Demythifying Mosquitoes: The Truth behind the Bite," presented by Wes Robertson, Environmental & Vector Control Specialist III & Medical Entomologist Henrico County Department of Public Works Standing Water Initiative

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.