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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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November 2017

40th Annual Model Railroad Show

November 24 - November 26
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests will enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Meet Clydesdales horses, watch a blacksmith in action, and take a ride on the Teddy Bear Express. Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations, and enjoy a holiday weekend filled with fun for the whole family.

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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
Free

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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December 2017

Dominion Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Free

Huge helium balloons, floats, marching bands, and Santa, of course. The parade departs from the Science Museum on West Broad and continues east to 7th Street.  

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Science After Dark: Best of 2017

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Watch Museum educators dissect a cow eye and launch ping-pong balls in the Bernoulli Blower Ping Pong Ball Extravaganza, where one lucky family will win the grand prize to be "Grand Marshal" of Noon Year's Eve. Head to The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and stick around for a special showing of A Christmas Story at 8:00 p.m. After the shows, step outside to stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society.

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Fruitcake Science

December 26 - December 30
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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During this quirky, annual holiday event, conduct unconventional experiments on everyone’s least favorite holiday treat, the fruitcake. Watch as educators burn, drop, and freeze fruitcakes – in the name of science, of course.  9:30 am to 5:00 pm. ($, Free for members)  

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Noon Year’s Eve 

December 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Count down to noon and watch 2,018 bouncy balls, paper streamers, and confetti bring the rotunda to life. RFM will be there with our traditional NYE photo booth. ($, Free for members )  

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