Step Outside

Step Outside

The Science Museum’s exterior spaces showcase science and innovation, too!

Included with Admission
All Ages

There’s so much to do inside, be sure you don't forget about the great stuff we have outside!

Step outside to appreciate the history of the Science Museum’s building, which extends back 100+ years ago when Broad Street Station opened as a vibrant passenger train station. To recognize the technological innovations involved with rail transportation, the Science Museum has several train cars sitting on the tracks for guests to view. Those include the luxurious Car ONE, a bright yellow Chessie System Caboose and a RF&P Kitchen Car.

See the world’s first aluminum submarine, the Aluminaut, developed by Richmond-based Reynolds Metals Co.

Check out the native pollinator plants in various gardens around the campus to learn about attracting birds, bees, moths and other insects that are important for healthy ecosystems.

Head to the front of the building to check out Mary Morton Parsons Earth sculpture. At the time it was dedicated in 2003, the 29-ton solid granite globe of the Earth Kugel – that can be moved with your bare hands thanks to a jet of water – was the Guinness World Record-holder!

What are you waiting for?
Guest playing chess in the garner pavilllion.

What are people saying?

"The greatest children/adult experience I have had in a very long time."

Doug L., Google