Science Pub RVA is a citizen-led endeavor creating opportunities for curious citizens and local scientists to connect over a sip of some sort in Richmond, Virginia. Everyone is welcome to participate in a conversation about science and society (especially if they don’t typically engage with science). Come absorb something, pipe up with your thoughts and questions, or just hang back and listen.

What to expect:

Relaxed events with the structured portion of the gathering lasting about an hour. A scientific thinker talks briefly about a specific subject and then we have a moderated discussion on whatever aspects participants/attendees are most curious. Pub is in our name, but sipping a glass of water at these gatherings is completely copacetic. Bring some moola if you want to quench your thirst another way or chew on something in addition to an interesting topic.

Science Pub RVA events: 

welcome everyone, encourage curiosity & aspire for conversation

Science Pub RVA events: 

are not club meetings for scientists & science majors

Science Pub RVA Origins & Future

Science Pub RVA was brought into being in 2012 without funding, sponsorship of affiliation. To ensure sustainability, Science Pub RVA is keen to identify a sponsoring organization or fiscal agent.

 Event Sponsors Wanted

Are you enthusiastic about promoting meaningful dialogue in our community? Eager to champion scientific understanding? Thirsty to connect with people who love to learn and discuss ideas? A little can go a long way. Science Pub RVA welcomes sponsors and hosts. Email Cynthia.Gibbs@sciencepubrva.com to learn more.

Location of Science Pub RVA happenings

Often, Science Pub happenings are at The Camel. Additionally, moving around town some enables more Richmonders to participate in the fun of absorbing some science over a sip of some sort. If you’re interested in hosting a future Science Pub RVA event, email Cynthia.Gibbs@sciencepubrva.com to explore the possibility.


Science Pub RVA #4
October 2012
“Why We Vote”
with Dr. Ernest B. McGowen, III

Science Cafe Networks

Science cafes occur in varying forms and locations around the world. Some of the centralizing characteristics of science cafes include their informal nature, occurrence away from academic and institutional environs and their ability to tout “no background in science required”. 

Internationally:                Nationally:      

Cafe Scientifique             Science Cafe Network
Icafescientifique                NOVA Sci Cafe Logo

Other Active Science Cafes in Virginia

Cafe Scientifique Arlington  - founded in 2006 and organized by The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance

Science Straight Up in Charlottesville – founded in Spring 2013 and organized by The University of Virginia

A Scientist Walks Into A Bar in Hampton – founded in 2014 and organized by The Virginia. Institute of. Marine Science

Cafes that have gone dormant in Virginia due to lack of funding include
Cafe Scientifique BlacksburgNASA Langley’s Science Cafe  and  Science and Reason re
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