Upcoming Events

Lunch Break Science
January 28, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Your Health is Your Wealth:  How Energy, Wellness and Health Technologies Create a Wellness Home for Daily Living presented by Barbara Satterwhite, RN; Sandra Thornton, Ph.D.; and Demetria Johnson, MBA of Nikken Inc. 

Lunch Break Science
February 4, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Get SMART with Lawn Care to Help Improve Chesapeake Bay Water Quality presented by Karen F. Carter, Extension Agent, Horticulture, Unit Coordinator at Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Lunch Break Science
February 11, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

The Science Of Chocolate, Volume 2 presented by Kelly Walker, Chef and Owner, Chocolates by Kelly

Virginia Aviation Museum Camp In: Boy Scouts Only
February 13, 2015 to February 14, 2015
7:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features activities designed to prepare Scouts for Webelos. If they have a Cub Scout Academics Belt Loop, they’ll be able to earn their Scientist Badge by learning about Bernoulli’s Principle and Newton’s Laws of Motion. Reservations required. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Science After Dark
February 20, 2015
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Enter the world of Wicked Plants! Make music with vegetable instruments and “beet” boxes! Step into The Dome at 6:30 pm for a Cosmic Expedition and stay for a special showing of Little Shop of Horrors and a presentation by Grace Chapman, the Director of Horticulture at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens at 8 pm. Venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society or enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits, generously sponsored by Farm Table.

$5 or free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID.

Lunch Break Science
February 25, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Earth, Wind and Fire: See Geology’s R & B Band Perform in Hawaii and Iceland presented by Dr. Michael Fenster, Watts Professor of Science - Geology, Director of Environmental Studies Program, Randolph-Macon College.
Lunch Break Science
February 25, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Earth, Wind and Fire: See Geology's R & B Band Perform in Hawaii and Iceland presented by Dr. Michael Fenster, Watts Professor of Science - Geology, Director of Environmental Studies Program, Randolph-Macon College.

Virginia Aviation Museum Camp In: Girl Scouts Only
February 27, 2015 to February 28, 2015
7:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features activities designed for Junior Girl Scouts to fulfill requirements for their Detective Badge. Reservations required. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required. 

Lunch Break Science
March 4, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Poisonous, Carnivorous and Just Plain Nasty Plants presented by Katharine Snavely, Cyane Lowden and Holly Hartley, Virginia Certified Master Naturalists.

Lunch Break Science
March 11, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Feral Cats and Wildlife Conservation presented by Aaron Proctor, District Wildlife Biologist, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Lunch Break Science
March 25, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

The James River: Our River at Risk presented by Adrienne Kotula, Policy Specialist, James River Association

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In: SOLD OUT
March 27, 2015 to March 28, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features hands-on activities that will get participants exploring the darker side of plants while they solve crimes! Guests will experience an immersive Dome Feature and travel the cosmos in a Cosmic Expedition. Reservations required. Some Camp In activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Lunch Break Science
April 1, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

From Nature to the Lab: Water Repellent Surfaces and their Applications presented by Dr. Mool C. Gupta, Langley Distinguished Professor and Director for NSF I/UCRC Laser Center in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Lunch Break Science
April 8, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

Native Plants for Pollinators presented by Grace E. Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In
April 8, 2015 to April 9, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00am

This special Spring Break Camp In features hands-on activities that will get participants exploring the darker side of plants while they solve crimes! Guests will experience an immersive Dome Feature and travel the cosmos in a Cosmic Expedition. Reservations required. Some Camp In activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Lunch Break Science
April 15, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

The Science of Magic presented by the Richmond Chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Lunch Break Science
May 13, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

ABC’s From the James River, with Love presented by Betty Ellett, author and Wayne Dementi, photographer.

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In
May 22, 2015 to May 23, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features hands-on activities that will get participants exploring space as they’ve never seen it before! Guests will experience an immersive Dome Feature and travel the cosmos in a Cosmic Expedition. Reservations required. Some Camp In activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Science Museum of Virginia Camp In
May 29, 2015 to May 30, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features hands-on activities that will get participants exploring space as they’ve never seen it before! Guests will experience an immersive Dome Feature and travel the cosmos in a Cosmic Expedition. Reservations required. Some Camp In activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Lunch Break Science
July 15, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free. View upcoming presentations.

The Science of Cycling presented by Craig Dodson, Founder and Executive Director of Richmond Cycling Corps.