Bring your Classroom Lessons to Life

The Science Museum of Virginia is the perfect place to do just that! From animal encounters to seeing the solar system and from super cool liquid nitrogen demos to maker activities, we’ve got your group covered.

The Science Museum offers interactive exhibits, hands-on labs, an innovative makerspace and live science programming suited for all ages. With discounted group rates, your squad has the opportunity to schedule exclusive live science demos and workshops, and view featured astronomy shows and giant screen films in The Dome.

New for 2024: Discover Steampunk The Science Museum is channeling a Victorian era aesthetic February 10, 2024 – August 18, 2024, with the hands-on touring exhibition showcasing the fusion of art, history and technology. Experiment with more than 20 interactive machines inspired by the 19-century innovators who created them!

Don't miss other Upcoming Exhibitions as you plan out the rest of the year!

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 Science 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 Science 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 Science Museum to you with an engaging virtual experience.

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.

Photograph of The Green Guide Nature Journal sitting on a tree trunk in nature
The Green Guide Nature Journal

Do your students love nature and observing the environment? Explore The Green and enhance your experience with The Green Guide Nature Journal.

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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!

Field Trip Guide

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Contact us to learn more about group visits.

Children examining owl pellets with a team member.