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Where Character and History Are Unparalleled

From the majestic Broad Street Station to the sleek and modern Dewey Gottwald Center, the Science Museum of Virginia has something to offer for any occasion. Our spacious and elegant facilities are the perfect place for any event, no matter how big or small.

Let's work together. Before your event, our knowledgeable on-site special event coordinators will collaborate with you to ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable experience. We have a team of experts at the ready to help, and our list of preferred caterers can accommodate your every need, from food and beverage to thoughtful design and decoration.

Imagine the possibilities with this historic blank palate. Whether you're looking for elegance or casual fun, let us help plan your special event! Click on one of our venues below to learn more about each space.

Special Event Venues

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Meeting & Presentation Venues

Searching for a space to host your next meeting, lecture or corporate gathering? Consider one of our smaller rental venues.

Science Museum Image by Amanda Maglione Photography

© Amanda Maglione Photography


In need of a bit of help? We're here for you! Get in touch with our Special Events team, and we'll be glad to answer any questions or assist you with your current contracted event. Additionally, our team has put together a list of the most frequently asked questions to help get you started.

  • Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 804.864.1466

What Are People Saying?

The Science Museum of Virginia was truly a dream of a wedding space. We couldn't have imagined having the best day of our lives anywhere else!

- Samuel M., Groom

As an event venue, you are treated to world-class communication and professional coordination. All our guests were incredibly impressed with the venue, and I was impressed with how easy to work with and accommodating everyone there was.

- Tom D., Groom

Thank you for making the process of hosting our wedding at the Science Museum of Virginia as painless as possible! You were amazing to work with and incredibly accommodating! Our guests loved the venue, and we are so glad we celebrated our special day in such a special place!

Samantha & Thomas D., Bride & Groom

Thank you so much for helping to make this such a special day for my daughter, our family and our friends. The Science Museum of Virginia is a proud landmark of this great commonwealth, and we are so honored to be a tiny part of its rich history.

- John G., Father of Bride

Book Your Event

To arrange a tour or to learn more about hosting an unforgettable event at the Science Museum contact our Special Events Team.

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Have Questions?

We’ve got answers! Check out our compiled list of frequently asked questions.

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