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Science Museum of Virginia

2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
+1 804-864-1400
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Kids love it

There was so many things to do at this museum! I think that this location is more educational that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CRLsrating
Great for young... and young at heart

Excellent museum to spend a day! Free parking on site. Great variety of activities for all ages... read more

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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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  • Average12%
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2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was so many things to do at this museum! I think that this location is more educational that other Children's museums. I was disappointed that they no longer had the dinosaur exhibit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum to spend a day! Free parking on site. Great variety of activities for all ages. Recommend doing the "Speed" section last as they have a short track where you can pretend to be an Olympic sprinter and race another person. (Son enjoyed videotaping...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took five of my grandkids here for several hours of education and fun. The exhibits offer a variety of experiences that are even fun for adults. The Dome theater is fantastic and worth the admission. I suggest joining the museum so you can return several...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Because we had never been to an I-Max movie, we decided to go on this visit. It was a neat experience, but the choice of movies available was a bit limited. Price is high ($9.00 for adults).

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a wonderful museum to take the children. They will have a blast learning all sorts of stuff. Great for parents too.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

my daughter was impressed with all of the interesting exhibits,the entire building and all well kept up it was.she enjoyed her visit and would have spent more time there,but she wanted to see other places in Richmond,before she had to leave.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is great fun for the adults and kids. We have gone multiple times and love to play in all of the neat exhibits. Great way to spend a day.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

So much fun! Great special exhibits. Lots to learn.Lots of hands on experiences. Can't wait to go again

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Nice interactive exhibits really get kids engaged with science. There is a big gift shop and it’s free for military. It’s also next door to the children’s museum.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I visited Science Museum at the annual model train expo.As an adults of in their sixties we went directly to the expo area. All the exhibits the brought back the memories ,we still cherish.After the exhibitions we went 360 dom presentation.It was like being there...More

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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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No ice skating rink, unfortunately.
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You can just go to the dome.
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