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Science Museum of Virginia

2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Body Worlds Animals Inside Out

This is a fun place for children and adults if you are interested in the science of things. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
getcreativeprint
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Richmond, Virginia
Nice but overpriced

We went because we got a 50% of coupon. Still was over $68 for the 3 of us. The museum is small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terry E
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Leesburg, United States
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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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2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place for children and adults if you are interested in the science of things. The newest exhibition going on now. It was quite interesting to see these animals in their Plastination. My 12 year old loved how he could see sea...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went because we got a 50% of coupon. Still was over $68 for the 3 of us. The museum is small, but there is quite a bit packed in it. The special exhibit was animals inside out featuring preserved animals. While interesting my son...More

Thank Terry E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this museum a few times over the years, and have found it to be worth the time and money. Even with a teenager who has been to a lot of science museums, the activities were new and engaging.There is a lot to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my 7 year old niece to the Science Museum - there are so many cool things for kids to do - race against other animals (the computer compares your speed to a bear, for example), play at memory games, puzzles, balance and jumping games....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 2 teens and I spent a rainy day there. There is a section where you learn all about speed. Many hands on experiments. My kids enjoyed playing air hockey with a robot. There is another interactive section where you learn about movement and your...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a museum professional myself I was extremely disappointed by my visit. This is a science center, a glorified playground for children, not a museum. The name and description they give online is very deceptive and I feel cheated of my money. I would not...More

1  Thank Hope F
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We had time to kill before an afternoon wedding over Memorial Day and didn't want to spend it at the hotel pool. With twin 7 year old boys, we were going to do the Kids Museum, but many of those reviews made it sound better...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We went specifically to see the special exhibit "Animals Inside Out". The special exhibit was fascinating and everything that it promised to be. The rest of the museum was great to explore and interact with the many activities. We took our 12 & 17 year...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We spent a day at this museum with the kids ranging in age from 7 to 14 and EVERYONE, including the adults, were entertained the whole time. There are so many incredible interactive exhibits! I cannot recommend this museum enough!

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I just moved here a few months ago. This was a great afternoon activity to do with friends. The museum is smaller than I am used to being from Louisville, KY. But it was still a good time

Thank Meredith B
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Response from Debi K | Reviewed this property |
There are a variety of prices depending on age, etc. Their webpage smv . org will give you all the info
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
No ice skating rink, unfortunately.
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You can just go to the dome.
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