Through experiential exhibits, awesome artifacts, interactive technologies, innovative programs, dynamic films, impressive live animals and interesting lab demos, the Science Museum of Virginia inspires hundreds of thousands of guests each year to enrich their lives through science. The Museum is a catalyst for inspiration, a place that sparks curiosity, encourages discovery and generates ideas in science, technology, engineering and math.
The Museum features permanent hands-on exhibits about wellness, innovation and speed—to name a few—and hosts touring exhibitions from around the world. At 76 feet, The Dome theater is the largest screen in Virginia and provides guests with the ultimate "you are there" experience. The Museum also hosts hundreds of special events throughout the year, such as overnight adventures, talks and summer camps.
The Science Museum of Virginia has something for curious-minded guests of all ages!
Uncover our history – from a historic train station to a gateway to the universe.
Discover the generous community leaders who lend their guidance and support to the Museum.
The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Celebrate innovation and creativity by discovering Virginia’s greatest minds in science.
Learn about our rich history and bright future. Inquiring minds only.
Want to spend more time at the Museum? We don’t blame you.
Tell us your thoughts and plan your next visit.
Join today for free exhibits admission, discounts and perks.
Make memories that will last a lifetime with all the elements for an extraordinary event!