Boy playing against the air hockey robot while other children watch in the Speed exhibition.

A Community Resource

The Science Museum plays a unique role in our community. We provide a lens through which to view the world around us, a safe and welcoming place for exploration and inquiry, an opportunity for active problem solving and a location for hands-on experimentation with new tools and ideas. There are many ways you can help support our mission, from being a valued member to making charitable donations.

Children excitedly looking at an experiment whilst at summer camp.


Charitable gifts help ensure the Science Museum is here for all to enjoy and support the Science Museum's continued work to help Virginians discover their world. The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation — the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to support the Science Museum — offers a number of ways you can donate to the Science Museum's mission.

Ways to Give
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The Science Museum offers sponsors the flexibility to build a unique benefits package based on company needs and values. Benefits can offer sponsors brand visibility as well as opportunities for team building or special events. Contact us to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

Become a Sponsor
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There is a lot of value in a Science Museum of Virginia membership. You’ll gain access to the Science Museum’s special events, see one-of-a-kind exhibitions and more!

Core Benefits for All Membership Levels

  • Free general admission and guest passes
  • Reciprocal admission: Free admission to more than 300 museums
  • Member exclusive exhibition preview days
  • Discounted pricing throughout the Science Museum all year long
Become a Member
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Join Our Team

The Science Museum brings science to life for guests everyday. Whether it's working behind the scenes or serving in a visible on-the-floor role, the Science Museum's dynamic team has the unique opportunity to spark curiosity, encourage discovery and generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and math.

Join Our Team
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Volunteers are the backbone of the Science Museum. From helping guests explore exhibitions to working special events throughout the year, the Science Museum could not inspire as many guests as we do without our volunteers. Learn more about our volunteer roles to see if we have something that matches your passion!