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Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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July 2017

Da Vinci Alive – The Experience

July 1 @ 9:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Experience the most comprehensive exhibition ever compiled on one of history’s greatest minds. Combining machine inventions and interactive activities with a cutting-edge immersive walk-through cinema experience. Marvel at the breadth of da Vinci’s work.

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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

July 1 @ 9:30 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Created entirely from plastic pollution recovered from the ocean, this impactful display includes a dozen gigantic marine wildlife sculptures – from jellyfish to eels. Encouraging conservation, inspiring guests to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle to eliminate this worldwide crisis.

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La Mer: Works in Clay by Marguerita Hagan

July 1 @ 9:30 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Become inspired by nature and the mysteries hidden deep in our oceans as you dive into marine life, bioluminescent creatures and more. Featuring the art of ceramic sculptor Marguerita Hagan, this enchanting art exhibition explores the sea with which our lives are intrinsically linked and expands the awareness of how our current climate impacts our oceans. La Mer: Works in Clay is included in Museum admission.

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August 2017

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is Leonardo and the Science of Human Emotion presented by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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Da Vinci Family Festival: Architecture and Engineering Day

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Help create an ideal cardboard city and learn the basics of construction and architecture as you build foam and wooden geometric shapes. Enjoy special demonstrations and explore Da Vinci Alive – The Experience, an immersive exhibition complete with a state-of-the-art multimedia gallery and interactive stations that offer insight into the mind of the incomparable Renaissance man. Da Vinci Family Festivals are included in Museum admission. Da Vinci Alive – The Experience timed-tickets are extra with reduced cost for museum members.…

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is Immunization: Past Successes, Current Concerns presented by Sandra Sommer, PhD, Division of Immunization at the Virginia Department of Health.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is Titan II: The Awesome Power During the Cold War presented by Hans Oppe.

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Science After Dark: Building Night

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Make it a true Fri-DIY! Get hands-on and learn the skills it takes to tackle basic home improvement projects while using real tools to accomplish specific tasks. Test your skills in a trivia tournament at 6:00 p.m. and blast off in The Dome at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. for a special all-live Cosmic Expedition. Discover how natural disasters can impact engineering projects and structures in a thrilling showing of Twister at 8:00 p.m. After the shows, step outside to…

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is The Science of Forgiveness presented by Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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September 2017

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is Fishzilla Fact of Fiction: Are Snakeheads the Devil's Seed? Presented by John Odenkirk, Fisheries Biologist for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

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Extreme Event Challenge

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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A social game that enables people to understand the importance of building a strong, resilient community. Working as a team to overcome simulated emergencies and natural disasters, participants will leave with a new perspective of resilience. For adults 18 and older; registration required. Register at 804.864.1400 or info@smv.org.

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October 2017

Extreme Event Challenge

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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A social game that enables people to understand the importance of building a strong, resilient community. Working as a team to overcome simulated emergencies and natural disasters, participants will leave with a new perspective of resilience. For adults 18 and older; registration required. Register at 804.864.1400 or info@smv.org.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is Bringing Out the Dead presented by James Blow, M.A., History, Administrative Coordinator for the Science Museum of Virginia.

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November 2017

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation Bears Just Don’t Poop in the Woods presented by Jaime L. Sajecki, Black Bear Project Leader with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is Along the River’s Edge presented by Bob Schamerhorn, Nature Photographer with iPhotbirds.

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