Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond

4.3
#3 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Virginia
Featuring hands-on exhibits that provide unique experiences, inspiring you to enrich your life through science.

Giant Screen Movies

Our immersive films are shown in a five-story Dome, projected on over two-thirds of the screen for the ultimate "You Are There" experience.

Periodic Table café serves sandwiches, salads, desserts and coffee. Free WiFi.

Shop4Science features the area’s best selection of science related toys, books, games, experiment kits and t-shirts.
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  • When we visited this museum over vacation, we thought that it would be more informational and applicable to all ages. However, once we arrived, we realized that the entire museum seemed to be geared t...  more »
  • My 10 year old kids loved it! We spent almost 4 hours, there were so many interactive things to do. My kids loved playing air hockey against a robot, and walking in the tight rope. I was pleasantly su...  more »
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  • I certainly enjoyed my visit to the science museum of Virginia. It's a very child-oriented museum, but has great experiences for someone who was an adult. My fiance and I went through the entire museum, experienced their workshop (Created a Toolbox), seen a great astrology presentation, as well as watched rat basketball. The ticket prices were very reasonable at only $15 per adult. The parking is free which is an added bonus. The staff is very knowledgeable. This is a very highly recommended museum, and I will be returning in the future.
  • This past week two of my grandchildren aged 3 and 8 and I spent a wonderful day exploring the Science Museum. The exhibits are amazing in that they are fun for all ages! There was not a space at the museum that we did not explore. We were having so much fun we decided to eat at the Cafe inside the Museum and continue our exploration after lunch. We also we to the IMAX theater and watched a movie on stars which we all enjoyed! I highly recommend this for kids of all ages!
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