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Science Museum of Virginia

2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Great place to visit!!

What I liked most about this place was that it was completely interactive . You just enjoy your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne M
via mobile
Davinci exhibit and social gathering

I have attended the Science Museum's summer Davinci exhibit as well a social gathering in their new... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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"We're not your dad's Science Museum!" says Science Museum of Virginia Director/CWO (that's Chief Wonder Officer) Richard Conti. "Our newly re-imagined Museum is a place that is relevant to your life and fun!"Our mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.Our Story: Since its founding by the Virginia General Assembly in 1970, the Science Museum of Virginia has become the premier center for hands-on science education in Virginia. The Museum has permanent exhibitions on health, energy and natural science and includes hundreds of interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts, live animals, a theater company and cutting edge technology. The 76-foot Dome Theater creates the ultimate "you are there" experience with the largest film screen in Virginia wrapped around you. The Museum also features visiting exhibitions, educational programming, overnight adventures, lectures, demonstrations and summer camps. The Museum receives guidance and generous support from community leaders and organizations. The Museum's Board of Trustees is appointed by the Governor and provides oversight and policy guidance. The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation raises funds to support the mission, operations and capital needs of the museum. The Museum is also the parent organization for the Danville Science Center. The Science Museum of Virginia is located in Richmond's Museum District, in historic Broad Street Station designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, at 2500 West Broad Street.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I liked most about this place was that it was completely interactive . You just enjoy your time there and learn at the same time. Be open minded , be a kid and you will have fun in this place.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have attended the Science Museum's summer Davinci exhibit as well a social gathering in their new banquet event space. Both events were great, and the space will certainly be a benefit to the Richmond community ahead for similar events. I also saw the "speed"...More

Thank tripdbl
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Adults can definitely learn a thing or two while in here. There's also a variety of fun and interesting things to see and do here as well. The huge theater, the Dome, was great. One of the movies was about atomic exploration, and it was...More

Thank monachopsis
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first time exploring the new “Speed” exhibit. It was very well done with lots to learn and play with. We got beat repeatedly in air hockey by a robot! The Boost exhibit on wellness was a blast, as usual. My son wanted...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I visited here twice to see the Da Vinci exhibit. We even got a good deal once by visiting after 5pm. It was a real treat. We also enjoyed the activities which has been updated since I visited with my kids when they were younger....More

Thank raiford2016
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have a seven-year old and he loved the hands-on activities here. Lots of fun and interesting things to see and do. We saw one of the movies which was enjoyable in the huge theater. We were there on a rainy day and bought tickets...More

Thank rigg521
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Young kids, teens and adults will enjoy and have fun. A session at 'The Dome' is a must. The cafe is quite limited, you may want to eat in another place.

Thank Rodrigo C
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We're members, but I still don't understand how a science museum has such a lackluster website. Exhibits are fun for kids but we've seen far better in places like Raleigh, NC and Columbus, OH. The Michelangelo exhibit was fantastic. I see glimmers of hope that...More

1  Thank CHARLES A
Reviewed 21 September 2017

A bit expensive, but very worthwhile for families. The recent DaVinci exhibit was terrific. We saw it in Rome, 2013 and I was glad to visit again twice this summer.

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We just moved to Richmond. We have two kids - ages 5 and 6. This museum is just fantastic. We come from a large city with a fabulous and HUGE children's museum with a STEM focus. The Children's Museum here is nothing to write home...More

2  Thank Helen T
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20 November 2017|
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Response from 278kentm | Reviewed this property |
No skating rink There but Check out West Broad Village in Short Pump in a big shopping mall
Cherry C
2 August 2017|
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Response from DancinATC | Reviewed this property |
You can just go to the dome.
Jack L
23 March 2017|
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Response from ScienceMuseumVA | Property representative |
Hi, Jack! The Science Museum of Virginia has our Periodic Table Cafe, which is a full cafe with sandwiches, pizza, snacks and delicious Blanchard's coffee and espresso. To learn more information about the Cafe's specific... More