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Periodic Table café serves sandwiches, salads, desserts and coffee. Free WiFi.
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Science Museum of Virginia Reviews
This museum is perfect for kids, because there is so much learning that they can do while interacting with the exhibits and just having fun. It’s also pretty fun for adults, because while the kids are... more »
We visited Richmond especially to see the Pompeii exhibit at this museum and it did not disappoint! Beautifully presented and well worth the trip. The museum itself is geared more toward youth, but th... more »
What a gem! We have two boys, 4 and 8. We really wanted to go to the children's museum but they were closed for annual cleaning and maintenance. We ended up at the science museum and I'll be honest, I didn't have super high expectations. I was wrong. We spent over six hours there and could have spent more! Great interactive displays. Lots of shows throughout the day that grab the attention of kids and adults alike. Crafts with supplies provided. Even the food wasn't bad and I didn't think the gift shop was insanely priced. We had a blast and would definitely do a repeat trip!
The building and bathrooms are kept extremely clean. Staff is helpful and welcoming. Safe, fun, educational environment for all ages. Has wheel chair accessible entrance, exhibits, elevators, etc. I love this place and have been going since I was little. My only criticism is that certain exhibits (like boost and speed) have missing pieces to many of the activities, or the electronic activities don't work. I would recommend this place to anyone!
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