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Science Museum of Virginia

2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Lots of Interactive Exhibits

This museum is awesome for anyone of any age. There are plenty of interactive exhibits to keep you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brittany J
Elkton, Maryland

I have been to the Science Museum of VA at least four times. Twice with my own children and twice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Goochland, Virginia
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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%
  • Poor4%
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2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is awesome for anyone of any age. There are plenty of interactive exhibits to keep you entertained. The massive jet was awesome. The only qualm I had was items listed on the map weren't the same as what is listed on the daily...More

Thank Brittany J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the Science Museum of VA at least four times. Twice with my own children and twice as the teacher of my HS students. Sadly, the two times I went in the summer with my kids I was not happy. This time...More

Thank DancinATC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for all ages from 5 to 80. Well laid out, interesting exhibits, hands on, educational and fun. Fairly priced and interestingly presented.

Thank CabanaWoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had a fabulous time at the museum! We took our kids, ages 3, 6 and 8, with a plan to stay for a few hours and then move on to other things later in the day. Well when we finally were ready to...More

Thank Angella D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was this time mostly confined to the IMAX theatre showing of the humpback whales. This is an amazing film and worthwhile. The $9 ticket is cheap for the experience. Two oddities, the ADA accessible doors nearest the parking lot and the Dome were...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old train station, formerly occupied by the R,F & P Railroad. It's a beautiful building, kept immaculately, and the exhibits, which I understand are changed regularly, are terrific! When we were there, and exhibition of speed was downstairs, as well as "Da...More

Thank _RichieT_Pa_Fla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for an afternoon. The museum seems more geared towards children, which is great! Our biggest complaint was that there wasn't much to see for the price. When we went an entire wing was closed. Definitely visit if you have...More

Thank MoonliteMaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 7-year-old couldn't go on his class field trip to a bouncy house due to recent surgery, so we got school approval to visit here instead. Loved every minute of it! Everything is hands-on and educational. we explored what it felt like to be in...More

Thank angelavacay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided this year to visit the Science Museum of Virginia in downtown Richmond. Our daughter gave us a one-year membership and we thought that the Fourth of July would be an enjoyable day to check out the museum with everyone else...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just saw the Leonardo da Vinci exhjbit, and it is fabulous! It's hard to imagine how one person could produce so much, in so many different fields. It's worth every penny of the admission price. The Speed exhibit is endlessly fascinating. Children love the...More

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Jack L
March 22, 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
Molly K
October 14, 2016|
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Response from M F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, my 15 year old daughter and 13 year old both enjoyed it. This natures center can be enjoyed by nature lovers of all ages.
Diana S
July 5, 2016|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
No, the entrance to the cafe is before you get to the ticket counter.