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“Don't MISS Richmond's SCIENCE MUSEUM”

Science Museum of Virginia
Ranked #15 of 179 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.
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I visited in December for the guitar history exhibit. It's an excellent presentation as my dear son was an amazing musician and would have loved it. Adults or children would love this very much , much to see at this museum

Thank jeannette y
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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

It's ok I think it's a great place for a family with children not so much of interest if it's just adults or if you go alone like I did. Not a total waste of $11 but they should really really step it up! Such a big beautiful building with little inside for my taste. The history museum is far better and it's FREE!! I think they missed the point of having a children's museum next door because this the "main" museum of science certainly can pass for a children's museum.....

1  Thank dreaming_0f_beaches
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Went to see the BODIES Exhibit which in of itself was amazing, checked out the rest of the museum which was ok, but really geared towards kids. Great place to bring little ones.

1  Thank Phemgal
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Science Museum always has great exhibits and the variety throughout the year will keep you coming back. The kids love going to the museum and there is always something that is a favorite for each child and adult.

Thank Citadel1980
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Whether you are a science geek or not this place is a must for young and old alike. and while you are there don't miss out on the IMAX theater which is always showing a fabulous movie..

Thank lauthehut
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