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Stunning Architecture

Originally known as Union Station or Broad Street Station, this iconic structure was built by notable architect John Russell Pope in 1919 for the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad (RF&P) and served as a train station up until 1975. After decades of moving people across the country, this building moved into a new phase, becoming an innovative and inspiring STEM center in 1977 known as the Science Museum of Virginia.

From the grand architecture to the Earth Kugel, of all the places in this city, it's easy to see why you would choose a building like ours as your backdrop. We're historic and charming but without being too stuffy – just right for any occasion or photo op! This magical venue is perfect for your next event. Add on the Front Portico or Dome Plaza during the spring, summer, or fall to help take your event to the next level. There are many possibilities here, whether it's a high-end cocktail party or just food trucks! Connect with our team to see what we can help create together.

Image taken from the Dome side of the Science Museum by Justin Hankins

© Justin Hankins Photography

Venue Details

Please note: this add on is only available with a Rotunda or Dome rental

Our Special Events Team is ready and waiting to answer your questions. Connect with us today to inquire about availability, pricing, and how we can help enhance your event.


  • Starting at $1,500

Image of wedding party out front of the Science Museum by Kimie James
Kimie James Photography
Image of wedding couple at night outside of the Science Museum by 2022 Wild-Heart-Co.jpg
Wild Heart Co Photography
Image of guests enjoying Dome Portico on a sunny day
Wedding party out in front of the Science Museum by Willow Britt Studios
Willow Britt Studios Photography
Wedding couple Front Portico by Kylie Hinson Photography
Kylie Hinson Photography

Featured wedding couple photo thanks to
Xiaoqi Li Photography

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

Exterior image of the Science Museum

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Science Museum of Virginia building photo during the day.