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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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April 2017
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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

April 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

April 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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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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May 2017
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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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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

May 10 @ 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 “Innovation and Empathy: Prerequisites for the 21st Century” presented by Dr. Garret Westlake, Executive Director of the da Vinci Center for Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

May 24 @ 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 “A Song in the Wilderness” presented by Carpenter Science Theatre Company, written by Larry Gard, performed by Kerrigan Sullivan and directed by Jacqueline Jones.

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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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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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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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