The Science Museum of Virginia inspires guests to enrich their lives through science with experiential exhibits, awesome artifacts, interactive technologies, innovative programs, dynamic films, impressive live animals and interesting labs and demos. The Museum features permanent exhibits about space, health, electricity and speed—to name a few—and hosts visiting exhibitions from around the world. Plus, along with fun ways to explore science, our exhibits provide many ways of meeting the Scientific Investigation, Reasoning and Logic strands in the Virginia Standards of Learning.
We strive to be a catalyst for inspiration, a place that sparks curiosity, encourages discovery and generates ideas in science, technology, engineering and math. Whether you are a thinker, tinkerer, creative or full-on science geek, the Science Museum of Virginia has something for all curious-minded guests!
Embark on an anatomical safari and explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures—large and small!
Where did you go today? And how did you get there? Going Places is an interactive exhibition that explores the technology behind travel.
Explore these inspiring art exhibitions - on display for a limited time.
Boost! your mind, body and lifestyle through a series of interactive challenges.
Meet our finest friends - from rats and honeybees to snakes and scorpions!
Unearth the fastest and slowest things at work in the universe. It's all relative!
Foster the curiosity of your youngest scientists in a bright experience for ages 5 and under.
Find the perfect chemistry as you mix science and technology with art!
Spark your sense of wonder by exploring several forms of energy.
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