Upcoming events at the Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia has something for curious-minded guests of all ages!

It’s home to experiential exhibits, awesome artifacts, interactive technologies, innovative programs, dynamic films, impressive live animals and interesting lab demos.

The Museum also hosts hundreds of special events throughout the year, such as overnight adventures, talks and summer camps.

Check out upcoming Science Museum events:

 

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April 17 | Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

Steve Knox presents Where There Are No Skid Marks: Solving the Mystery of Boat Collisions.

When: Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break Science is a free Museum event. Please check in at the Guest Services desk upon arrival.

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April 18 | Science on Tap: Planeteers!

Dig out your neon tights and dust off your capes for this adults-only quest to preserve our planet’s resources.

When: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

$10 admission ($8.50 for Museum members); food and drink is extra. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. ID required for entry, no exceptions.

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April 22 | Earth Day E-cycling

To celebrate Earth Day, the Museum will be accepting old electronics to be properly recycled.

When: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bring your old and broken devices, and we will help turn them into recycling treasure!

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April 24 | Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

Alan Weaver presents Migratory Fish, Dam Removal and Fish Passage: The First 25 Years.

When: Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break Science is a free Museum event. Please check in at the Guest Services desk upon arrival.

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April 27 | Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper

Explore the chemistry of paper with the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society.

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Chemistry of Paper activities are free and will be held in the Museum’s Rotunda. Museum admission is required to access Museum exhibits.

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May 1 | Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

Dr. Cary Gentry presents Colon Cancer: Should I Be Concerned?

When: Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break Science is a free Museum event. Please check in at the Guest Services desk upon arrival.

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May 8 | Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

Leonard Adkins presents Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail: A 2,000-Mile Floral Parade.

When: Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break Science is a free Museum event. Please check in at the Guest Services desk upon arrival.

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May 10 | Science After Dark: Adventures of the Ark

Join in for an evening of action-packed science fun.

When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Science After Dark admission is $10 for the general public and free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID. Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add the feature film in the Dome for $5; members may use a Dome pass if they wish.

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May 15 | Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

Michael Gray and Tess Ottinger present How to Train the Operatic Voice.

When: Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break Science is a free Museum event. Please check in at the Guest Services desk upon arrival.

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May 17 - 18 | Scout Camp-In

Join us for an astronomy-themed camp-in designed for (but not limited to) Scouts.

When:  May 17 at 6 p.m. – May 18 at 9 a.m.

Scout Camp-In is recommended for children in grades K-6 and is open to boys and girls. Separate sleeping arrangements will be provided. Pre-registration is required; $45 per child and $20 per adult. One chaperone is required for every four children. Call 804.864.1400 to register today!

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May 20 | Minds of All Kinds

Join in for a free sensory friendly evening developed for guests with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.

When: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Minds of All Kinds is a free event. Space is limited so advance registration is required.

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May 22 | Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

James Blow presents That Unhealthy Glow: America’s Love Affair with Radium.

When: Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break Science is a free Museum event. Please check in at the Guest Services desk upon arrival.

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May 29 | Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

Rick Piccolo presents Comparison of Three Nuclear Plant Accidents: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.

When: Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break Science is a free Museum event. Please check in at the Guest Services desk upon arrival.

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(Source: Science Museum of Virginia website)

June 7 | Science After Dark

Join in for an evening of science discovery and fun.

When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Science After Dark admission is $10 for the general public and free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID. Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add the feature film in the Dome for $5; members may use a Dome pass if they wish.

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(Source: Science Museum of Virginia website)

July 8 - 12 | Summer Camp: Summer Scientists

Explore the hottest, messiest, and loudest traditions of summer.

When: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members per week. (Ask about our state employee discount.) Post-camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $50 per child, per week; preregistration for post-camp care is required. A $100 nonrefundable fee per camper, per week will be assessed on all cancellations. Questions? Call us at 804.864.1400 for more information. Spaces are limited, so register soon!

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July 15 - 19 | Summer Camp: Lunar Lab

Celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing with some blast your socks off science.

When: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members per week. (Ask about our state employee discount.) Post-camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $50 per child, per week; preregistration for post-camp care is required. A $100 nonrefundable fee per camper, per week will be assessed on all cancellations. Questions? Call us at 804.864.1400 for more information. Spaces are limited, so register soon!

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July 19 | Science After Dark: Moon Landing

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Science After Dark admission is $10 for the general public and free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID. Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add the feature film in the Dome for $5; members may use a Dome pass if they wish.

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July 22 - 26 | Summer Camp: World of Wizardry

Your letter has arrived and you have been accepted to the Museum’s School of Wizardry.

When: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members per week. (Ask about our state employee discount.) Post-camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $50 per child, per week; preregistration for post-camp care is required. A $100 nonrefundable fee per camper, per week will be assessed on all cancellations. Questions? Call us at 804.864.1400 for more information. Spaces are limited, so register soon!

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(Source: Science Museum of Virginia website)

July 29 - August 2 | Summer Camp: Maker Madness

Tap into your inner creator at the Museum’s new maker space, The Forge.

When: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members per week. (Ask about our state employee discount.) Post-camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $50 per child, per week; preregistration for post-camp care is required. A $100 nonrefundable fee per camper, per week will be assessed on all cancellations. Questions? Call us at 804.864.1400 for more information. Spaces are limited, so register soon!

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(Source: Science Museum of Virginia website)

August 5 - 9 | Summer Camp: Superhero Science

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s a Superhero Scientist! Test our hero’s favorite powers.

When: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members per week. (Ask about our state employee discount.) Post-camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $50 per child, per week; preregistration for post-camp care is required. A $100 nonrefundable fee per camper, per week will be assessed on all cancellations. Questions? Call us at 804.864.1400 for more information. Spaces are limited, so register soon!

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(Source: Science Museum of Virginia website)

August 12 - 16 | Summer Camp: Storm Chasers

Become a storm chaser as we revisit some of history’s most daunting natural disasters.

When: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Summer camp is $250 for members and $300 for non-members per week. (Ask about our state employee discount.) Post-camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $50 per child, per week; preregistration for post-camp care is required. A $100 nonrefundable fee per camper, per week will be assessed on all cancellations. Questions? Call us at 804.864.1400 for more information. Spaces are limited, so register soon!

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(Source: Science Museum of Virginia website)

August 16 | Science After Dark: Play Dough Night

See what you can create with hundreds of pounds of play dough.

When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Science After Dark admission is $10 for the general public and free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID. Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add the feature film in the Dome for $5; members may use a Dome pass if they wish.

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