Science Museum of Virginia
The Science Museum of Virginia resides in Historic Broad Street Station, which opened in 1919 as a passenger rail station. The building was designed by John Russell Pope whose designs include the Jefferson Memorial, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art. The Museum’s mission is to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science. The Museum features permanent exhibitions about space, health, electricity, and Earth and hosts visiting exhibitions from around the world. The Dome theater, at 76 feet, is the largest screen in Virginia. Through hundreds of experiential exhibits, artifacts and interactive technologies, the Museum welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests each year.