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Science Museum of Virginia

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Science Museum of Virginia

Our mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.

Gone are the days when science sat idle in a textbook. Since its founding by the Virginia General Assembly in 1970, the Science Museum of Virginia has brought learning to life with hundreds of experiential exhibits, awe-inspiring artifacts, and interactive technologies.

The Science Museum of Virginia is a place that incites inquiry and cultivates curiosity. We feature permanent exhibitions on space, health, electricity, and the earth—to name a few—and we host visiting exhibitions from around the world.

The Museum is proud to house a theater company, a 30 ton moveable kugel ball, a Foucault Pendulum, and a variety of live animals—including our own rat basketball team! Our Dome theater is the largest screen in Virginia, creating the ultimate immersive experience.

We are the premier center for hands-on science education in Virginia, and we invite you to join us for presentations, interactive educational programs, summer camps, overnight adventures, and more.

Going green is important to us. The Museum is discovering new methods of protecting and enhancing the environment through the science of sustainability. We are continually committed to finding new ways of illustrating green science, and hope that you’ll experience our environmental exhibits during your next visit.

The Museum receives guidance and generous support from organizations and community leaders. Our Board of Trustees are appointed by the Governor and provide oversight and policy guidance. We raise funds to support our mission and operations and to meet the museum’s capital needs. For details on our boards and supporting groups, visit the governance page.


  • Street: 2500 West Broad Street
  • Postcode: 23220
  • City: Richmond
  • State: VA


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Member Organizations

Members of the NCASE are aviation-related groups, organizations and businesses recognizing the importance of aviation education. Education projects contribute toward an informed and interested public, which is a vital factor in the continued welfare of all aviation activities. For information on how to become a member, CLICK HERE




Our Guide provides a valuable interactive list of groups showing how you can find the books, videos, and the many other resources they have for you!
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Our newsletters provide a way for you and your organization to share your news with the entire community of aviation and aerospace educators.  See what everyone is doing!
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The aerospace and aviation industry offers a multitude of challenging careers for pilots, engineers, scientists, mechanics, teachers, researchers, designers and other professionals.
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Here is a list of award opportunities, with information provided by our Members.  Contact each Member directly with your questions or interests in their awards.  Full contact information is in our NCASE GUIDE.  Now accepting nominations for the Strickler and Crown Circle Awards.  Deadline October 15, 2019.
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