#GiveFunNot Stuff – The Family Membership at Science Museum of Virginia

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    Looking for the perfect family gift this year? Here are ten reasons a Family Membership to the Science Museum of Virginia is a great idea (and how to package it).

    10. Membership can pay for itself in as little as two visits – it’s a no-brainer!

    9. Free guest passes for those times grandma and grandpa come to visit or you have extra kids in tow – or a ready-made teacher’s gift!

    8. Free admission to 300 science and technology centers around the world – WOW!

    7.  Discounts in the café and their really cool gift shop!

    6.  Discounted tickets for the Dome – the movies in The Dome are amazing!

    5. A portion of your membership expense may be tax deductible!

    4. Can you say up-close member-only parking spots?

    3. Science After Dark – these events are packed full of fun things to do, including Cosmic Expeditions in the Dome, stargazing with the Richmond Astronomical Society, and a movie!

    2. The visiting exhibitions are ever-changing, as are the activities and events, so coming back to the Museum over and over again will never get boring!

    1. And this is the inspiration for this post: I forget from one year to the next just how incredible The Polar Express is on the Dome screen. I literally teared up a few times at the sheer magnificence of it all, and I thought to myself, “This members-only event makes the entire membership, already a great value, totally worth it!” (It didn’t hurt that we were all in our pajamas – after all, it is a Polar Express Pajama Party, complete with cookies and hot chocolate, crafts, and even visits with Santa!) Wrap up a Polar Express “Believe” silver bell ornament with a golden ticket, and you have yourself a gift to excite the whole family, one that lasts the whole year long and will create many memories that will last a lifetime.

    For membership details, visit the Science Museum of Virginia.

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    Margaret Thompson never thought she’d be a business owner (or a mom for that matter!), but after realizing a need for a high quality, content-focused magazine for Richmond area families, she dove in! With twenty years of marketing and project management under her belt, she pulls all of the pieces together each month to get RFM out to our eager readers. Mom of two young boys, Margaret and her husband Chris live in Hanover County.