The Science Museum of Virginia is following the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations to limit gatherings and will not be hosting the Illumination Gala previously scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Canceling the Illumination Gala was a difficult but necessary decision. One that was made following the guidance of experts to protect the health and safety of our community.

If you were planning to purchase a ticket to the Illumination Gala and would still like to support the Museum during this unprecedented time, you may pledge your support through our Annual Fund. Your donation will help the Museum as it works to find innovative ways to fulfill its mission.

Thank you for your support of the Museum. 


Questions? Please contact or call 804-864-1548.