Science Museum of Virginia mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.
Since its founding by the Virginia General Assembly in 1970, the Museum has become the premier center for hands-on science education in Virginia. The Museum has permanent exhibitions on health, energy and natural science and includes hundreds of interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts, live animals, a theater company and cutting edge technology.
The Dome creates the ultimate "you are there" experience with astronomy Cosmic Expeditions and digitial movies filling the the largest film screen in Virginia . The Museum also features visitng exhibitions, educational programming, overnight adventures, lectures, demonstrations and summer camps.