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Science Museum of Virginia

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2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
804-864-1400 www.smv.org

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May 2017
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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

May 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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Change of Heart – Change of Mind

May 1 @ 9:30 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Explore a collection of oil paintings featuring figures from Greek mythology reacting to human impacts on the planet – including climate change. Presented by the Science Museum of Virginia and staff scientist Dr. Eugene Maurakis, this gallery experience will be paired with poetry describing changes in our ecosystems.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

May 31 @ 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 Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall” presented by Hans Oppe.

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June 2017
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Da Vinci Family Festival: Artistry Day

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Discover the innovation and ingenuity of one of the world’s most famous thinkers, Leonardo da Vinci. Unleash your creative side as you help make a large-scale community art project out of recycled bottle caps, learn about forced perspective, try your hand at mirror writing and more.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

June 7 @ 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 17th Century Medicine or I Fix What Ails You! presented by Mr. Terry Marr, Ms. Sarah Robinson, and Ms. Margaret Carlini from Henricus Historical Park.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

June 14 @ 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 joinmuseum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is Invasive Catfish in our Rivers: Fact vs. Fiction presented by Joseph Schmitt, Doctoral Student and Sea Grant Fellow for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Science After Dark: MacGyver Night

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Strap on your fanny pack, dust off your velour and get ready to piece together a science-filled start to your weekend. Step into the shoes of 80’s icon MacGyver and explore the science behind the hit TV show as you use resources to overcome fun and quirky challenges. Test your knowledge in a trivia tournament at 6 pm, then blast off in The Dome at 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm for a special all-live Cosmic Expedition. Take in a showing of…

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

June 21 @ 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 As the Sea-Level Rises Which Direction Does the Ground Move? presented by David Nelms, Hydrologist and Groundwater Specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey and the Virginia Water Science Center.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

June 28 @ 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 Soul of an Old Machine, Thomas Jefferson’s #57 Polygraph presented by Charles Morrill, Monticello Guide and Exhibition Fabricator for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

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July 2017
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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

July 5 @ 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 Exploding World of Curing Genetic Diseases Known as CRISPR/CAS9 presented by Arthur Guruswamy, Clinical Microbiologist and former May Clinic Research Employee.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

July 12 @ 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 Virginia Earthquakes presented by David Spears, PG, State Geologist for the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

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August 2017
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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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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 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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