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Science Museum of Virginia has a flurry of ice and snow-themed activities.

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Snow has been lacking in the Commonwealth this winter but a trip to the Science Museum on Friday will allow you to enjoy winter without the soggy socks and cold nose.

Calling all magical snow queens, quirky and courageous princesses and reindeer-loving outdoorsmen: the Science Museum of Virginia is inviting guests to come in out of the cold and warm up to a flurry of ice and snow-themed activities at the February Science After Dark.

The Frozen Science event on February 21 will feature swimming pools full of a snow-like sensory polymer, paper snowflake making, Super Cool liquid nitrogen demos, a soap cloud activity, snowball catapult making, winter character crafts and a live planetarium show in the Dome at 7:00 p.m.

Because of the popularity of the feature film with younger guests, the Museum will show “Frozen” (PG) on the Dome’s 76-foot screen twice during the event, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress like their favorite character from the film.

The Museum’s four floors of exhibits and labs will be open during the event, including the touring exhibition “Giant Insects,” featuring enormous robotic insects, numerous interactive stations and terrariums with live bugs.

Weather permitting, the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on the front lawn with telescopes letting guests stargaze after the sun goes down.

When:
Friday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Who:
Guests of all ages are invited to attend. Guests named Elsa, Anna, Kristoff or Olaf get free admission! (Some sort documentation to verify the name with the same spelling as the character is required and must be shown in-person when tickets are purchased.)

How:
Science After Dark admission is $10 online prior to the day of the event. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $15.50 for adults; $13.50 for youth (ages 6 – 12) and seniors (ages 60 and older) and $10 for preschool-aged children (ages 3 – 5). Science After Dark admission is free for Museum members, children under 2, educators, military and college students with a valid ID.

Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add “Frozen” for $5; members may use a Dome pass if they wish. Dome feature film tickets are available for purchase only at Guest Services the night of the event. The Dome seats 250 guests.

Where:
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

Food and drinks, including craft beer, are available for purchase during Science After Dark in The Periodic Table café.

 

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