About Us

The mission of the Science Museum of Virginia is to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science.  The Museum is a catalyst for inspiration, a place that sparks curiosity and generates ideas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through hundreds of experiential exhibits, awe-inspiring artifacts and interactive technologies, the Museum presents dynamic science programming to hundreds of thousands of guests each year.

The Museum features permanent exhibitions about space, health, electricity, and the earth—to name a few—and hosts visiting exhibitions from around the world.  The Dome theater, at 76 feet, is the largest screen in Virginia and provides guests with the ultimate immersive experience.

The Museum receives guidance and generous support from organizations and community leaders. Our Board of Trustees are appointed by the Governor and provide oversight and policy guidance. We raise funds to support our mission and operations and to meet the Museum’s capital needs. For details on our boards and supporting groups, visit the governance page.