The Science Museum of Virginia has partnered with Commonwealth Autism to provide its staff with disability-specific training. To help prepare for your visit to the Museum, view and/or download our Social Narrative here.
Please contact the Community Partner Liaison for assistance at 804.864.1543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free, sensory friendly evening event at the Museum, Minds of All Kinds offers a less crowded museum experience, as well as hands-on activities that will pique the curiosity of the young to young at heart.
Minds of all Kinds events are held multiple times throughout the year. Visit our events page for the next event date or contact our Community Partner Liaison at 804.864.1543 or email@example.com.
This resource guide provides a detailed walkthrough of the Museum’s experiences, including descriptions of activities and the sensory-related factors associated with each area. View or download the Curiosity Guide here.
Visitation will vary depending upon holidays, school vacations, weather and other factors. September, January and February are usually less busy, quieter months of the year to visit. Wednesday is the quietest day of the week at the Museum. In addition, weekday afternoons after 2 pm (during the school year) are often less busy, quieter times to visit.
Light, noise and crowds vary widely throughout the Museum. Please consult the Curiosity Guide prior to your visit for all relevant sensory information.
There are quieter places and exhibits throughout the Museum. These can vary depending upon the time of day, time of year and show schedules. The Discovery Room and RF&P Forum, both located off of the main lobby, are usually quieter spaces. Single-stall restrooms are located on the Second Level just before the Animal and Art Labs and on the First Level through the Discovery Room. These restrooms also do not have automatic flush toilets, automatic faucets, or automatic hand dryers.