Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Raise the Roof! An Exhibit About Buildings.

If walls could talk, what would they say? We spend much of our time in buildings, but we don't really know much about them. The Virginia Science Museum is opening a new exhibit with the intent of opening visitors' minds to the complexity of the structures that surround us. "Raise the Roof: An Exhibit About Buildings" is an interactive exhibit that provides an introduction to buildings.

The Science Museum itself has a rich architectural history. It was completed by John Russell Pope in 1919 and was for decades the bustling Broad Street train station. The site was also briefly a Civil War military encampment and the site of many state fairs. Visitors to the museum will get to try their hands at building and construct a dome using simple machines. The exhibit will also introduce concepts of physics, science and engineering. The exhibit will run at the museum at 2500 West Broad Street through May 12, 2013. Admission is $10 to $11. For further information, visit www.smv.org. The Science Museum is within walking distance of Maury Place at Monument.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument