Upcoming Events

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
February 10, 2016
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.

River Monsters, Mysterious Rocks and Other Stories About Virginia’s Environment presented by Rex Springston, Former Environmental Reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Valentine's Day Heart Dissection
February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016
9:30am to 5:00pm

Don’t skip a beat and miss our exciting take on a romantic Valentine’s Day science experiment! Make a date with our Live Science Educators who will dissect and describe the inner workings of sheep hearts at noon and 3 pm. No need to be sheepish - we know ewe’ll love this heart stopping presentation! 

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
February 17, 2016
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.

Dial It Down: Stress Less When Dealing with Difficult People presented by Rose O’Toole, CommonHealth Educator for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Science After Dark
February 19, 2016
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for an epic evening of science activities! Create squishy circuits, construct a Rube Goldberg device, see Ecology in Motion with the Richmond Ballet and see junior members perform The Journey of the Monarch. Set course for The Dome to enjoy a special all-live Cosmic Expedition taking off at 6:30 pm, then traverse the galaxy with a showing of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 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. 

Camp In: Awesome Astronomy
March 4, 2016 to March 5, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Dark Universe and Secrets of the Sun featuring live presentations from an astronomer in The Dome, explore Museum Exhibits, find your cosmic address, create your own sky globe and learn about constellations and comets. This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science programming and participate in special activities that also fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements.

Pre-registration is required; $45 per child and $20 per adult. Camp In is recommended for grades 3 – 6. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
March 9, 2016
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.

Liberating Landscapes Using Livestock presented by Kristi Orcutt, Children’s Garden Program Developer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. 

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Camp In: Paleontology
March 11, 2016 to March 12, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure in The Dome, explore Museum Exhibits, excavate fossils, create your own dinosaur and design your own ecosystems. This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science programming and participate in special activities that also fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements.

Pre-registration is required; $45 per child and $20 per adult. Camp In is recommended for grades 3 – 6. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
March 23, 2016
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.

Women in Science presented by the Science Museum of Virginia’s Carpenter Science Theatre Company. 

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
March 30, 2016
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.

Reaching for New Horizons presented by Alice Flammia Bowman, New Horizons Mission Operations Manager at John Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. 

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Camp In: Girls in Medicine
April 8, 2016 to April 9, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00am

Middle school girls join forces with professional women in medicine in this special Camp In that features tons of hands-on activities - watch a Giant Screen Movie in The Dome, explore Museum exhibits and much more! This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science programming that also fulfills SOL and scout badge requirements. Pre-registration is required; $10 per child and $10 per adult. Girls in Medicine is recommended for middle school-aged girls and is sponsored by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Camp In: Earth Day
April 22, 2016 to April 23, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Pandas: The Journey Home in The Dome, explore Museum Exhibits, plant the seeds of knowledge by learning about the water cycle and make your own windmill in our Challenge Lab. This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science programming and participate in special activities that also fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements.

Pre-registration is required; $45 per child and $20 per adult. Camp In is recommended for grades 3 – 6. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
April 27, 2016
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. Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Virginia: A Future of Drought? presented by Richard S. Groover, Fellow at the Virginia Academy of Science and member of the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Camp In: Food Science
May 13, 2016 to May 14, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00am

Camp In features tons of special hands-on activities - watch Great White Shark in The Dome, explore Museum Exhibits, discover the science behind your favorite recipes in our Boost! Kitchen, create your own food and learn about different types of mold. This overnight adventure allows children to experience engaging live science programming and participate in special activities that also fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements.

Pre-registration is required; $45 per child and $20 per adult. Camp In is recommended for grades 3 – 6. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours
May 25, 2016
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.

Beneath the Surface: Analytical Science at Colonial Williamsburg presented by Kirsten Moffitt, Materials Analyst and Associate Conservator of Painted Objects for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.