Play with hundreds of pounds of play dough. Learn how to make your own play dough, create electrical circuits with Squishy Circuits, and more. Plus, there will be an all-live Cosmic Expeditions twice during the night and featuring a special giant film on the 76-foot Dome screen.Find out more »
Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests will enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Meet Clydesdale horses, watch a blacksmith in action, and take a ride on the Teddy Bear Express. 9:30 am – 5 pm each dayFind out more »
Starting at the Science Museum and continuing along Broad Street to 7th Street. The parade features award-winning marching bands, dance troupes, giant helium balloons, floats, and Legendary Santa himself. If you can’t experience the parade in person, you can watch it live on WTVR-CBS6 on the day of the parade from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or see it on Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.richmondparade.org.Find out more »
During this quirky, annual holiday event, the Museum will conduct unconventional experiments on everyone’s least favorite holiday treat, the fruitcake! Watch in amazement as Museum educators burn, drop and freeze fruitcakes – in the name of science, of course. 9:30 AM – 5:00 PMFind out more »
Count down to noon and watch 2,019 bouncy balls, paper streamers, and confetti bring the rotunda to life. RFM will be there with our traditional NYE photo booth.Find out more »
The annual black tie gala in the Museum’s landmark exhibit and event center, the Dewey Gottwald Center. Your support of the Illumination Gala provides more than just an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Your support will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year.Find out more »
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