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

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March 2017
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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

March 4 @ 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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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

March 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 “Nuclear Power: Part of the Solution to Clean Energy” presented by Dr. Sama Bilbao y Leon, Associate Professor and Director of the Nuclear Engineering Program for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.

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Climate Connections: Climate Chaos

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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A five-part lecture series designed to connect you with resiliency-themed content while exploring our societal understanding of climate science. Baba Brinkman, the only peer-reviewed climate rap artist, will perform The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos. Reservations required.

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April 2017
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Birth and Baby Fair 2017

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Bringing together expecting and new parents with the care providers, businesses, and organizations that serve families during this exciting and challenging life transition. Learn about local pregnancy, birth, and postpartum resources. Prenatal Yoga, Infant Massage, and Other Demos, plus raffle prizes.

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Extreme Event Challenge

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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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Illumination Gala

April 8
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Inaugural black tie fundraising gala and the debut of the Museum’s new landmark exhibit and community event space, the Dewey Gottwald Center.  Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing to support the Museum’s educational pursuits. To purchase your tickets, please visit support.smv.org/illuminationgala or contact Sarah Zalesiak at 804.864.1548.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

April 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 “Plastic Trash to the Renaissance – Just Another Day at the Science Museum".

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Minds of All Kinds

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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A sensory friendly evening event, offering a less crowded experience and hands-on activities. Explore incredible new galleries, experiment with Soaring Satellites, cheer on the team of rats as they basketball, and more. Step into The Dome at 6:00 p.m. for a showing of National Parks Adventure and 7:00 p.m. for We Are Stars, which features a live presentation from an astronomer.  Registration required.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

April 19 @ 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 Human Feeling” presented by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

April 26 @ 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 “Hurricane Matthew and the Anatomy of a Major Flood” presented by Bill Sammler.

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Earth Day Camp In

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - April 29 @ 9:00 am
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Come celebrate the natural wonders of Earth Day in an overnight adventure to remember. Hear what the ‘buzz’ is about as you explore the importance of bees, track weather, and view climate patterns, and dive into the importance of watersheds. Get hands-on with environmentally-focused activities and see Wild Africa in The Dome theater during this fun-filled experience. Recommended for grades 3-6; activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements and. Pre-registration is required; For every four children, one adult chaperone is required. To…

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May 2017
Free

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

May 3 @ 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. Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System. This week’s presentation is Plastic Trash to the Renaissance – Just Another Day at the Science Museum of Virginia presented by Rich Conti, Chief Wonder Officer at the Science Museum of Virginia.

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National Weather Service SkyWarn Training Workshop

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Interested in learning more about extreme weather? Join a SkyWarn training session led by the National Weather Service in collaboration with Richmond Emergency Management. In this workshop, you’ll become a part of a national network of volunteer weather watchers and learn how to spot severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, and flooding. Spots are limited, register online.

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