End Your Summer with a Wild Ride at the Science Museum
“Going Places” Travel and Transportation Exhibition Closes Aug. 19
Who: Anyone who hasn’t made it to the Science Museum of Virginia this summer to see “Going Places” should plan a visit within the next two weeks to experience the interactive show before it closes mid-August.
What: "Going Places” explores the technology humans have developed for transportation and travel. Guests can climb aboard a flight simulator to pilot a plane, ride on a hoverdisk, try to pack a cargo ship without capsizing it, sail a land yacht, compete on recumbent racer, fly an airship and more.
Why: The more than 20 interactive elements in the exhibition demonstrate important science concepts such as physics, math, engineering and biology, and let guests experience many different aspects of transport, including the movement of people and goods over land, sea and air. They get to observe, understand and use an incredible range of travel technology to see how it makes our lives easier and better.
When: The touring exhibition closes Sunday, Aug. 19. Museum operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
How: “Going Places” is free with Museum admission, which is $15 for adults, $13.50 for youth and seniors and $10 for preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 5. Museum members and children two and under are admitted free. The Museum offers discounts for military, teachers and EBT cardholders.
About the Science Museum of Virginia
The mission of the Science Museum of Virginia is to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science. Through hundreds of experiential exhibits, awe-inspiring artifacts and interactive technologies, the Museum presents dynamic science programming to hundreds of thousands of guests each year. The Richmond-based museum is home to three floors of interactive exhibits, the Dome theater – the largest movie screen in Virginia – and proudly hosts dynamic traveling exhibitions from around the world. Learn more at www.smv.org.
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