Grab lunch and join us for Lunch Break Science!

Wednesdays, Noon-1 pm • FREE!

Presenters share easy to understand information on a wide range of fascinating science topics. Discussions follow presentations. Lunch Break Science is recommended for adults.

Pre-registration not required.

August 5


September 9


A Bittersweet Look at Chocolate under the Microscope presented by Kelly M. Walker, Chef and Owner of Chocolates by Kelly. 


History of Bicycling and Richmond presented by author Thomas Houff.

August 12


September 16


Zooplankton Dynamics from the Amazon River Plume to Antarctica presented by Brandon J. Conroy, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine.


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

August 19


October 7


Trees, From Start to Finish presented by Janine Lester, Consulting Arborist,  Board Certified Master and Municipal Specialist.


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

August 26


October 14


 The Missions of John W. Young presented by Ted Bethune, Aerospace Program Specialist at Space Science. 


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

September 2


December 9


Space Station: A Symbol of Cooperation and Orion, NASA’s New Deep Space Explorer presented by Alan Sturgis, Aerospace Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center.


Reading Rover – Canine Body Language and Communication presented by Sarah Babcock, CPDT-KSA, Chief of Education and Training at the Richmond SPCA.