Upcoming Events

Carpenter Science Theatre Company presents Marie Curie
December 19, 2014 to December 27, 2014
1:30pm

Take a step into the past as we explore the life and times world of world-renowned scientist, Marie Curie. See the incredible challenges Marie faced as a woman working in the male-dominated fields of physics and chemistry during the early 20th century, and the strength that enabled her to become one of science’s most brilliant minds.

Available Select Dates: December 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 1:30 pm

Science After Dark
December 19, 2014
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the world of computers and video games – try to get the top score at one of our classic stand up arcade games! Step into The Dome at 6:30 pm for a Cosmic Expedition and stay for a special showing of War Games at 8 pm. Venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society or enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits. $5 or free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID.

Fruitcake Science
December 26, 2014 to December 30, 2014
9:30am to 5:00pm

Join us as we put everyone’s least favorite holiday treat to the test during Fruitcake Science. Watch fruitcakes stand up to blowtorches, liquid Nitrogen, electric currents, the laws of physics and more! Enjoy healthy fruitcake recipes in the Boost! Kitchen, learn how cooks dehydrate fruit and take part in unconventional experiments this holiday season.

Noon Year’s Eve
December 31, 2014
10:00am to 1:00pm

Ring in the New Year at the Museum! Watch our very own version of the ball drop, where we release 2,015 bouncy balls at the strike of noon! Enjoy a juice toast, make your own noisemaker, launch ping pong balls with liquid nitrogen, construct a geodesic globe and write down your resolutions on our giant banner. Step into a photo booth and celebrate the upcoming New Year with us!

Lunch Break Science
January 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.

How Microbes Affect our Health and Offspring presented by Jennifer M. Fettweis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity Project Director, Vaginal Microbiome Consortium. 

Lunch Break Science
January 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.

The Real Science of Climate Change presented by Dr. David E Kitchen, Associate Dean, Associate Professor, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Richmond.

Lunch Break Science
January 21, 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 Digital daVinci: The History of Medical Art presented by Scott T. Barrows, MA, FAMI, Vice-President, Marketing & Public Relations, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. 

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 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

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.
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 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