Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond

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#3 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Virginia
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  • I visited Science Museum at the annual model train expo.As an adults of in their sixties we went directly to the expo area. All the exhibits the brought back the memories ,we still cherish.After the e...  more »
  • While vacationing in Gordonsville, VA we decided to take a day-trip here (about 1-1.5hr depending on traffic) for our son’s third birthday. The museums is in an old train station which in itself is pr...  more »
  • We went as a family on New Years Day with our 8th grader. Didn’t know if she would be interested. She was wandering off and coming back “you have to see this over here!” Our favorites were Boost! Abou...  more »
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  • Adults can definitely learn a thing or two while in here. There's also a variety of fun and interesting things to see and do here as well. The huge theater, the Dome, was great. One of the movies was about atomic exploration, and it was very informative along with great visuals. The "Speed" exhibit was fun because I played air hockey with a robot. Although, the robot beat me a few times, it was still fun. I highly recommend visiting the museum later in the day to avoid crazy lines.
  • Amazing amazing amazing experience. It's a "small" museum, but boy does it pack a punch! Excellent exhibits. Too notch quality and technology. Clean. Super friendly staff. Worth every dollar and it's not even that expensive. Will definitely come again.
  • My friend and I (in our late 20s/early 30s) had a great time! We were able to just let loose and have fun and learn a thing or two in the process. One employee saw us looking at the map and took the time to give us suggestions on must hit attractions. Really wish the Forge attraction was open! We went with about an hour left and definitely wish we had more time to see everything. Missed the Dome as well, unfortunately. The Foucault pendulum was gorgeous. Looked like they were setting up for an event when we were pushed out the door finally haha. I'm sure it'd be a gorgeous background for a formal event.
  • I hadn't been here in probably 20 years, since I was a girl scout (we got to spend the night in the museum, it was so cool). My recent visit was just okay. The speed exhibit had some really cool facts, but you have to be able to read a lot of it. The Boost exhibit lets you test various feats of strength, flexibility, memorization, etc. The labs are interesting, especially the bee hive. We spent several hours there, and my kids enjoyed it, but I've definitely been in other science museums where you could spend an entire day without getting bored. For a place that bills itself as the science museum of Virginia, I was expecting to be kind of blown away. The one thing we didn't get to was the dome theater, which I would like to go back to experience.
  • We had so much fun. I went with my kids ages 6, 9, and 11. There were so many interactive things for them to do. They really enjoyed watching rat basketball! We'd definitely go back.
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