Science Pub RVA’s mission is to broaden the Richmond citizenry that is informed by science, convinced of its value and engaged with its applications. We do this by having fun.

Science Pub RVA creates 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 you 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 happenings 

Welcome everyone, encourage curiosity & aspire for conversation.
Are not club meetings for scientists & science majors.

Science Pub RVA Origins & Future

Since it’s start in June 2012, Science Pub RVA has held 19 free events, connected more than 1,300 curious minds with local scientific thinkers, partnered with NOVA Science and The World Science Festival and had a blast all along the way. Science Pub is seeking funding partners for a third season to begin Fall 2014.

Program and Event Sponsors Needed

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 sciencepubrva@gmail.com to learn more.

Location of Science Pub RVA happenings

Many Science Pub RVA events are at The Camel. Additionally, gatherings are offered in other community to encourage more Richmonders to participate. If you’re interested in hosting a future Science Pub RVA event, email sciencepubrva@gmail.com to explore the possibility.


Science Pub RVA #4      October 2012
                                                                                             Photo by:  Cynthia J. Gibbs     All Rights Reserved


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

Science Bites in Danville – founded in Spring 2013 and organized by The Danville Science Center

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.

Virginia Tech’s Cafe Scientifique BlacksburgNASA Langley’s Science Cafe  and  Science and Reason re

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