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“Excellent museum”

Science Museum of Virginia
Ranked #15 of 168 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: "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.
Lake Placid, Florida
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

love the IMAX theater movies. Easy to find the museum and there is lots of parking.

Visited December 2011
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Richmond, Virginia
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mind Blowing!”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

As soon as you walk in your jaw drops. I have been coming here since I was was in elementary school. You have fun while learning at the same time. Doesn't matter how old or young you are. There is always something super fun there. Plan to spend at least 3hrs here!

Visited June 2011
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Richmond, Virginia
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place for families”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

An inespensive educational and fun way to spend an afternoon. Don't miss the awesome movies on the IMAX screen.

Visited December 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A fun way to spend a day filling your brain with fascinating information!”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed this museum a lot. I did more than him because I'm more into reading and interesting facts. He loved all the hands on stuff there was to do. The IMAX was amazing! We even seen rats trained in playing basketball. It was an overall fascinating day.

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Fahaheel, Kuwait
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“fun but slightly dated”
Reviewed September 27, 2011

The kids loved it and it had several different things for them to be involved in. Love the grand entrace and the world exibit. Free parking and a great way to spend a rainy or scorching hot day in Richmond. It did take a reciprocal membership card from a Florida childrens museum which was an added bonus.

Visited October 2010
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