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Science Museum of Virginia
Ranked #19 of 183 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 July 15, 2013 via mobile

This museum is a great place to go. You may think it's a children's museum, but you would be wrong this is great for all ages. The IMAX was amazing, and the exhibits were perfect. I recommend that you do the challenges on floor b, I loved those. It's a perfect and fun science museum

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

The IMAX theater would be the only reason to visit this museum. The exhibits were not very interesting. We only spent an hour there, and were ready to leave.

2  Thank dragonfly1213
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We went at Christmas and they had a giant tree that was absolutely gorgeous. There are so many exhibits. They also had little shows. We saw one with rats that my grandson loved. They let people pet them afterwards. We saw Polar Express in the Imax theater. It was great. I highly recommend it.

2  Thank Patsy S
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I was offered a membership for a year and accepted, I have gone twice once with friends once with a child....the museum lobby is nice has that pendulum swinging that's interesting but the rest of the museum looks like high school exhibits.....the halls were empty the exhibits were dark or broken, the glass on most of the wall exhibits were dirty, not very exciting, you can walk through it all in a couple hours since you dont spend time on any one exhibit.. nothing new being put into it so its not worth coming again and again...boring is the word.

4  Thank Li S
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

What a fun and engaging musuem! We visited for about 1.5 hours, and could have stayed longer, but the screaming school kids overtook some of the exhibits. We were fine with that - it's wonderful to see these children so excited about science. Had some cool IMAX shows, too, but the scheduled times didn't fit with our day plans.

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