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Science Museum of Virginia

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent afternoon out

What a fantastic afternoon/day out! Whether you go as a family or not the museum will not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Interesting museum in a cool building

First impression upon entering this converted rail station was Wow. Loved the historic detail. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2057
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic afternoon/day out! Whether you go as a family or not the museum will not disappoint. Lots of fun, historical and interactive games to choose from & inside the dome is the IMAX cinema where you can sit down and enjoy a variety...More

Thank Zsheebs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First impression upon entering this converted rail station was Wow. Loved the historic detail. The science exhibits were fun. The train yard was interesting but wished we could have gone in them. Look for the video exhibit on the first floor, no spoiler here.

Thank unytraveler
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We visited the Science Museum with our family especially to see the Body Works Animal Inside Out exhibition, which showed plasticised animals (and one human) "inside out." We were all fascinated by the exhibits, and spent around an hour touring the show. The other displays...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Explored more new stuff which didn't have knowledge of. Great place for the attraction and hangout. Enjoyed when visited with friends.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Love this local museum with space, science and local railroad history and artifacts. Great interactive place for children!

Thank engineerpat5290
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum. My 12 year old daughter loves all the available activities. We took a friend to see the inside out exhibit and it was wonderful. They had a great time. They enjoyed the interactive Tesla coil exhibit that was available and...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We went here to see the Body World Inside Out with my partner. The expo was great, they had so many different animals and information. Everything was clean and the popcorn was delicious. There’s an area of the museum that has fun things to do....More

Thank Satihana
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a very large science museum. It has an Imax type theater and plenty of interactive elements to keep children and adults entertained while they learn.

Thank SophiesMom55
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting museum with a wide variety of exhibits, many of them hands on. They also have special exhibits and a dome theater.

Thank 53rb53
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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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3 September 2018|
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Response from jrogers317 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any designated picnic locations per se outside, e.g., picnic tables. Being in the middle of the city, the land surrounding the building is mostly concrete and parking lot - but there is a lawn and some greenery... More
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4 February 2018|
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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
20 November 2017|
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
No ice skating rink, unfortunately.