Upcoming Events

ADHERE – Tape Art by Nickolai Walko
July 4, 2015 to October 4, 2015
9:30am to 5:00pm

Explore an intricate world inspired by the styles of Renaissance and Pop Art in artist Nickolai Walko’s exhibition ADHERE.  A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts, this Richmond artist uses tape as a medium to portray anatomy, biology and the complex workings of the human body. Make a plan to see these one of a kind pieces – and stick with it! 

Lunch Break Science
September 2, 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.

Moving the Maury River….A Brief History presented by Louise Finger, Stream Restoration Biologist, VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Lunch Break Science
September 9, 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.

History of Bicycling and Richmond presented by author Thomas Houff.

Lunch Break Science
September 16, 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.

Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety in Virginia presented by Jessica Rosner, MPH, Foodborne Disease Epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health. 

Science After Dark
September 18, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening of science and stars at the Museum! Step into The Dome for a special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of E.T The Extra-Terrestrial at 8 pm. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. $5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission. 

Lunch Break Science
September 23, 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.

Uncanny Valley - A Dramatic Look at Man and Machine​ presented by The Carpenter Science Theatre Company and 5th Wall Theatre.

Camp In: Girls in Science
September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00am

This special girls-only Camp In will have Museum guests bridging the gap! Learn how bridges are designed to meet load, stress and aesthetic challenges, design and build a bridge and work with Virginia J. Epperly, Senior Structural Engineer at the Virginia Department of Transportation Structure and Bridge Division. Make a splash with Humpback Whales and see Seven Wonders of the Earth in The Dome. Girls in Science is recommended for grades 6-8; some activities fulfill SOL and Scout Badge requirements. For every four youth, one adult chaperone is required. Register by calling 804.864.1400. 

Lunch Break Science
September 30, 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.

Is Psychotherapy Obsolete? presented by Timothy J. Strauman, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University.

Lunch Break Science
October 7, 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.

Breathe Well, Live Well – Dealing with Allergies and Asthma presented by Rose O’Toole, CommonHealth Educator for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

2015 Kugel Ball
October 10, 2015
6:00pm

Please join us at as we honor our hosts, Ms. Rosann Bocciarelli and Mr. Jim Weinberg, for their many contributions to the Science Museum of Virginia and the Richmond community! This black tie evening celebration includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction to support the Museum will raising awareness and support for our mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science. To purchase your tickets online, visit support.smv.org/kugelball

Lunch Break Science
October 14, 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.

Oil and Gas Drilling 101 presented by Michael D. Ward, Executive Director of the Virginia Petroleum Council. 

Science After Dark: Glow!
October 16, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an evening filled with glow-in-the-dark crafts, games and experiments as you learn about luminescence and phosphorescence. Step into The Dome for an all-live Cosmic Expedition at 6:30 pm before enjoying a special showing of Back to the Future Part II. Venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society or get glowing with black light activities and more! $5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission.

Lunch Break Science
October 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.

Large-Scale Oyster Restoration and Land Conservation in the Chesapeake Bay presented by Andy Lacatell, Conservation Specialist at The Nature Conservancy.