Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
Text the word: SMV To: 72727
Hours of OperationWednesday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
From virtual presentations featuring STEM experts to fun videos on social media, and from in-person experiential exhibits to in-depth lab demos, the Science Museum of Virginia looks for all opportunities to encourage Virginians 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.
Whether you’re a thinker, tinkerer, creative, or full-on science geek, the Museum has something for people of all ages. Helping curious minds discover the connections between – and their connection to – STEM guides Museum staff in all they do. Science is all around us and discoveries are limitless. We’re simply a gateway to that universe!
Science isn’t contained within the building’s walls! The Museum’s 33-acre campus is packed with native plants, natural stormwater retention and purification systems, a pollinator garden, multiple train cars, a 29-ton granite globe, an 80-ton aluminum submarine, and more. In addition, science lovers anywhere in the world can enjoy the compelling, informative, and quirky videos and digital content the Museum creates to help viewers connect to science in their daily lives.