Governor Northam's guidelines for museums to reopen to the public include the guidance that museums should remove or deactivate shared objects and interactive exhibits. Given the nature of the Science Museum of Virginia’s interactive exhibits, the Museum will remain closed to the public at this time. The Museum eagerly anticipates reopening to the public, but is committed to doing so in the most responsible manner possible to help ensure the safety of guests and staff. Once we have a reopening date, we will announce it here and on social media.
Private events scheduled to be held at the Museum will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Event organizers who have a private event scheduled at the Museum should contact the Museum’s special events team at 804.864.1466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our doors might not be open, but the science discovery doesn’t have to stop. Click here for a library of resources to keep the STEM inspiration going at home. Join us Thursdays at 2 pm on Facebook for a live astronomy show every week. Or register for Lunch Break Science, a weekly virtual talk on Wednesday at noon about just about anything under the sun. And keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more announcements about digital programming.
The health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors – guests, employees, volunteers, interns, partners, vendors and special event attendees – is always a top priority. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation at this time. We encourage you to stay informed about COVID-19 and to seek out trusted sources of information, like the Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health, regarding updates on COVID-19 and actions you can take to help limit the spread.
Stay tuned for more information and stay curious.