The mission of the Science Museum of Virginia is to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science. As the state's flagship for informal learning the Museum presents dynamic science programming to hundreds of thousands of guests each year through hundreds of experiential exhibits, awe-inspiring artifacts and interactive technologies. The Richmond-based museum is home to three floors of interactive exhibits, the Dome theater – the largest movie screen in Virginia – and proudly hosts dynamic traveling exhibitions from around the world.
Just as a scientist’s quest for knowledge is never ending, our desire to expose all Virginians to the wonders of science is also an ongoing effort. With a projected 2023 opening, the Northern Virginia Science Center will be the second satellite location of the Science Museum of Virginia. This partnership with the Children’s Science Center will create a place of thought leadership, engagement, enrichment, learning, creativity and fun. The Science Center will help spark, develop and grow an understanding and appreciation that science is everything and everything is science. This innovative and ambitious new model will build connections within the community, advance the relevancy of STEM and play a critical role in encouraging people to pursue STEM-related careers. Guests won’t simply see exhibits and galleries; they will see meaningful illustrations of why science matters.