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Science Museum of Virginia
Ranked #14 of 171 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: "We're not your dad's Science Museum!" says Science Museum of Virginia Director/CWO (that's Chief Wonder Officer) Richard Conti. "Our newly re-imagined Museum is a place that is relevant to your life and fun!"Our mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.Our Story: Since its founding by the Virginia General Assembly in 1970, the Science Museum of Virginia has become the premier center for hands-on science education in Virginia. The Museum has permanent exhibitions on health, energy and natural science and includes hundreds of interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts, live animals, a theater company and cutting edge technology. The 76-foot Dome Theater creates the ultimate "you are there" experience with the largest film screen in Virginia wrapped around you. The Museum also features visiting exhibitions, educational programming, overnight adventures, lectures, demonstrations and summer camps. The Museum receives guidance and generous support from community leaders and organizations. The Museum's Board of Trustees is appointed by the Governor and provides oversight and policy guidance. The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation raises funds to support the mission, operations and capital needs of the museum. The Museum is also the parent organization for the Danville Science Center. The Science Museum of Virginia is located in Richmond's Museum District, in historic Broad Street Station designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, at 2500 West Broad Street.
Richmond, VA
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Getting old...”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

As most museums go, it's getting old and lacks anything reeeaally cool. But for some reason, my boys 10 and 8 just love to go. The old trains out back are really neat.

Thank imike808
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English first
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good museum”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

A good museum for any age group. We visited when there was a talk about butterflies and learned a lot. Worth a visit.

Thank Terry4610
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Quinton, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“This is a great opportunity to learn WITH the kids...”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Very hands-on type museum. The kids will get involved and so will you. In addition to the normal exhibits, they usually have something special going on as well. Make sure to hit the IMAX theater for whatever is showing (Even if you don't love it, your feet will appreciate it! :-)

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Valdosta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“I love this place and the the IMAX is awesome”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

I love visitng the science museum. They have some pretty cool exhibits for kids. But the IMAX is for everyone. It is awesome to just sit back and experience the events all around you. I highly recommend taking in one of their science films. It is worth it.

Visited December 2011
Thank djdrake12
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Needs some TLC. With some more funding, it would be great.

Visited February 2012
Thank Moonmom21
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