Upcoming Events

Bioenergetics: Art Meets Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
March 17, 2015 to June 17, 2015
9:30am to 5:00pm

See 20 novel experiences that convey the importance of the powerhouses in the cells of our body - mitochondria! This collaborative exhibition between faculty and students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering and School of Arts with the Science Museum of Virginia presents two and three dimensional artistic interpretations that will inspire and encourage guests to make informed lifestyle choices! 

Science on Tap
May 9, 2015
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for the first annual Science on Tap craft beer festival where we’ll feature live music, interactive craft brewing demonstrations and a diverse collection of beer from across the Commonwealth! The first 1000 guests will receive a complimentary signature pint glass with admission.

$10 general admission tickets will be available at the gate and admission is 21 and up. 

Science on Tap is generously sponsored by BrownGreer PLC; CapTech; Ellwood Thompson’s; The Peebles Family; Pia & Don Steinbrugge; Car Pool Car Washes; Carter & Shands, PC; CowanGates; Growlers To Go; Mercer Ferguson; Marks Family Dentistry; Nectar Sunglasses; Retina Institute of Virginia; C.F. Sauer Company; and Sprocket Media Works.

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 After Dark
May 15, 2015
5:00pm to 9:00pm

The science may be small, but this event is bigger than ever before! Join us for a Nano-science extravaganza! Play with magic sand, magnetic Ferrofluid and smell particles at a nanoscale with scented balloons. Learn all about dwarf planets in a special all-live Cosmic Expedition taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm and see Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! at 8:30 pm in The Dome.

$5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission. 

Lunch Break Science
May 20, 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 Art of Bicycling presented by artist Greig Leach. 

Lunch Break Science
May 27, 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 Rise of Bicycle Boulevards and Protected Bike Lanes in Richmond, Virginia presented by Max Hepp-Buchanan, Director of Bike Walk RVA Sports Backers.

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

Camp In guests will be seeing stars in this astronomy-themed sleepover! Create constellations, partake in a flashlight scavenger hunt, learn their galactic address and journey into the Dome to learn the Secrets of the Sun and experience our Violent Universe. Camp In activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Pre-registration is required, call 804.864.1400.

Lunch Break Science
June 3, 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 at the James River Association.

Lunch Break Science
June 24, 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.

Air Quality and You presented by Brigitte Tanner Carter, Account Executive at RideFinders and Dan Salkovitz, Meteorologist for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. 

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.

Lunch Break Science
July 29, 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 Value of Conservation: Matching Conservation, Wildlife Habitat and Financial Goals through Land, Water and Air Assets presented by Tee Clarkson, Director of Atoka Conservation Exchange.

Lunch Break Science
August 19, 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 Start to Finish presented by Janine Lester, Consulting Arborist,  Board Certified Master and Municipal Specialist. 

Lunch Break Science
August 26, 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 Missions of John W. Young presented by Ted Bethune, Aerospace Program Specialist at Space Science. 

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.