Upcoming Events

Lunch Break Science
October 1, 2014
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.

Urban Wildlife Management presented by Aaron Proctor, District Wildlife Biologist, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Girls in Science Camp In: E-textiles
October 4, 2014 to October 5, 2014
6:30pm to 9:00am

Middle school girls join forces with professional women scientists to develop soft circuits and create their own wearable technology! Please call 804.864.1400 to make a reservation. $10.

Girls in Science Camp In is sponsored by DuPont and the Society of Women Engineers.   
Lunch Break Science
October 8, 2014
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.

My Brain…My Magnificent Motherboard presented by Anne McDonnell, MPA, OTR/L, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Virginia.
Kugel Ball 2014: Fire & Ice
October 11, 2014
6:30pm

Kugel Ball 2014: Fire & Ice is officially sold out.

We look forward to celebrating this year’s honorees, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wick III, as we raise awareness and support for the Museum’s mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science. We hope to see guests and those unable to attend at additional Museum events in the near future!

Lunch Break Science
October 15, 2014
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.

Finding and Excavating World Class Jurassic-Age Dinosaurs in Wyoming presented by Bob Simon, President, Dinosaur Safaris Inc.
Poe: Secrets of a Spirit
October 16, 2014 to October 31, 2014
1:30pm

Meet the Edgar Allan Poe you never knew in this dynamic Carpenter Science Theatre Company production.

Available select dates at 1:30 pm:

October 16, 17, 24, 30, 31

Science After Dark: GLOW!
October 17, 2014
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Discover the dark side of light! Enjoy an evening filled with glow-in-the-dark crafts, games and experiments as you learn about luminescence and phosphorescence. Step into The Dome to uncover how light helps astronomers explore our universe and see for a special showing of Tron at 8 pm. Venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society or get glowing with black light bowling, Mentos geyser eruptions, jewelry-making, music and more! 

Lunch Break Science
October 22, 2014
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.

BATS: Be Afraid presented by Bonnie Miles, Certified Virginia Master Naturalist.
Lunch Break Science
October 29, 2014
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.

Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt? presented by Kelly Walker, Chef and Owner, Chocolates by Kelly.

Living Ethics:Expanding Community Vision
October 29, 2014
6:30pm

Placemaking: Building Healthy Communities presented by Fred Kent, Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces. Kent is a leading authority in revitalizing city spaces, livability, smart growth and the future of the city. Presented in collaboration with Bon Secours Virginia Health System.

6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. Pre-registration is required for this free event. To reserve your seats, please call 804.864.1400.

Lunch Break Science
November 5, 2014
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 Elephant is Like a Rope:  Thoughts on Science and Religion presented by Dr. George Spagna, Physics Department, Director, Keeble Observatory, Randolph-Macon College.
Living Ethics:Expanding Community Vision
November 12, 2014
6:30pm

Community Beyond Borders presented by John Boyer, M.S., Researcher and Instructor, Department of Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Boyer is a nationally recognized enological cartographer encouraging and facilitating ‘smart growth’ of the viticulture industries and the incorporation of new technologies and social networking tools into the 21st century classroom. Presented in collaboration with Bon Secours Virginia Health System.

6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. Pre-registration is required for this free event. To reserve your seats, please call 804.864.1400.

Lunch Break Science
November 19, 2014
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
December 10, 2014
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.

Managing a Crowded Ocean: The Nature Conservancy’s Work in the Mid-Atlantic Seascape presented by Michael Lipford, State Director, Virginia chapter, The Nature Conservancy.