About Science Pub RVA

Science Pub RVA connects curious citizens and creative scientists over a sip of some sort. No science background is needed. Participants/attendees can just hang out and listen-in, or help create the conversation by adding their thoughts, sharing their experiences, and asking questions. Programs are designed for non-scientists to engage with an interesting topic, connect with a local scientist and enjoy the company of of other curious minds in a relaxing atmosphere. 

Mission Statement
Broaden the Richmond citizenry that is informed by science, convinced of its value and engaged with its applications.

Event locations
Science Pub RVA moves about town. Send an email to sciencepubrva@gmail.com if you’d like to suggest a location or be a venue host.

Comments and notes expressing enjoyment and appreciation from attendees is the recognition we most value. Other distinctions include:

Series & Event Sponsors Desired
Are you thirsty to connect with people who love to learn and discuss ideas? Enthusiastic about promoting meaningful dialogue in our community? Eager to champion scientific understanding?  A little can go a long way. Science Pub RVA welcomes sponsors and hosts for a single event, a small series or a full season of programming.

Inspired by news of similar opportunities in other cities, science enthusiast and educator Cynthia Gibbs founded this citizen-led science café in and for the Richmond community. Science Pub RVA held its first public event in June 2012 and has since engaged more than 1,500 curious minds at 28 public events. Science Pub RVA has collaborated with and presented researchers, educators and practitioners from NASA Langley, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Randolph-Macon College, University of Richmond, Virginia’s Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Smithsonian Institution.


Got more questions? Check out the FAQ page or email sciencepubrva@gmail.com.


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