Learning about science in a museum is safer than experiencing it firsthand by ingesting a beaker or reanimating a cherished family parakeet. Bring science to life with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $16 for two admissions (up to a $32 value)
- $30 for four admissions (up to a $64 value)
Along with access to the museum’s exhibits, admission includes one IMAX film ticket per guest. The theater’s current films include the wildlife documentary Born to Be Wild, the natural-disaster flick Forces of Nature, and Hubble, a Leonardo DiCaprio–narrated look at the Hubble Telescope’s history.
Science Museum of Virginia's prices vary throughout the week.
Science Museum of Virginia
One of the Science Museum of Virginia’s current exhibits includes a few basketball players—just don’t expect LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. These basketball players are two rats, playing a live one-on-one game to demonstrate operant and classical conditioning. Throughout the three-story museum, more hands-on examples of science await at five permanent exhibits. Inspect a rock from the moon, explore a life-size space capsule, and generate energy by pedaling a stationary bike. Kids can even build their own playground with materials such as mats and foam blocks.
Inside the IMAX Dome, a screen 10 times the size of a typical 35 mm screen shows a wide range of educational films. Outside the museum, plants in the BayScapes Garden thrive without pesticide, fertilizer, or the encouragement of a motivational speaker, and an onsite greenhouse offers free planting areas for visitors to contribute greenery and learn about sustainable farming.