Bring your Classroom Lessons to Life

The Science Museum of Virginia is the perfect place to do just that. From radical reactions and animal encounters to seeing the solar system, we’ve got your group covered!

The Museum offers four floors of interactive exhibits and live science programming suited for all ages. With discounted group rates, your squad has the opportunity to schedule exclusive live science demos and labs, and view featured astronomy shows and giant screen films in The Dome.

Did you know homeschool groups can take advantage of group programming as well? As long as you have 10 or more guests in your group, you're in!

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Group Programming Options

Woman with googles and blue safety gloves pouring water from a silver kettle into a blue tub of liquid nitrogen. It has created a large plume of steam that has spread throughout the space.
Live Science Demos

Participants watch and engage with a Museum educator who demonstrates amazing scientific experiments to the audience.

Magnets with iron shavings creating a magnetic field.
Live Science Workshops

Group workshops provide students with an opportunity to investigate a scientific phenomenon facilitated by a Museum educator.

Children blowing on a wind turbine they created.
Engineering Challenge Labs

Students work together to investigate scientific phenomena and plan, create, test, and improve on solutions to design challenges.

An elephant.
Giant Screen Films

Visit The Dome to embark on amazing adventures from the bottom of the sea to the clouds and everything in between.

The sun and planets in the solar system.
Astronomy Shows

Head to The Dome to explore the moon, stars and beyond in an astronomy show that's out of this world!

Digital Demos

If you're looking for a digital field trip, we've got you covered. Bring the Museum to you with an engaging virtual experience.

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Group Visit Policies

Get the details on pricing, lunches, chaperones, bus parking, and more. Details are the secret to a great field trip!

A puppet in a playhouse.
Carpenter Science Theater

Our professional tale tellers deliver intriguing science stories with energy and style.

Guest watching the Earth in Science on a Sphere.
Science on a Sphere

Students explore the Earth, weather, our solar system, volcanoes, and more as never before on this room-sized animated display.

Field Trip Guide

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Still Have Questions?

Contact us to learn more about group visits.

Children examining owl pellets with a team member.