Partner Spotlight


Northern Virginia Science Center Announces Dominion Energy as First Gallery Sponsor

The Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation is pleased to announce that Dominion Energy has become the first Title Partner and Gallery Sponsor for the Northern Virginia Science Center. The $1 million sponsorship brings the Launch the Future campaign to 91% of the funds needed for the $75 million project to create a world-class, interactive regional science center for families, students, and learners of all ages.


The Dominion Energy Gallery will be located immediately adjacent to the main entrance of the Science Center. The gallery will house “Flow,” a groundbreaking exhibition that takes guests on an amazing tour of science and natural phenomena expressed through motion and art. The signature exhibition is filled with immersive experiences that display the constant flow of matter, energy, and data. In addition to natural physicalphenomena and forces, mathematical principles will be visualized and made meaningful. Information and real-time data will flow through advanced immersive media technology. Experiences including a massives wirling vortex and a giant crashing wave, among many more virtual phenomena,will open guests’ eyes to unseen worlds, normally too abstract to experience directly.


“Dominion Energy has been a supporter and champion of the organization from the beginning because of our shared goals to improve community vitality, enable broad access to STEM education opportunities, and create a more sustainable world,” said Executive Director Nene Spivy. “We are incredibly grateful for this generous and important gift and look forward to working with Dominion and other partners to open the doors of this tremendous regional asset.”

Dominion Energy joins the list of leading public and private partners forthis project which includes the Commonwealth of Virginia, Loudoun County, Kincora,and the Lead Building Naming Sponsor, Northwest Federal Credit Union.

“We’re excited to add our name to the world-class Northern Virginia Science Center where guests can learn about energy with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation. We are especially proud of the planned Dominion Energy Gallery which will house exhibitions that will be a powerful and unique demonstration of STEM concepts,” said Hunter Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “This vibrant new science center will spark curiosityand a love of STEM learning in children and visitors of all ages, inspiring them to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.”

Thank you, Dominion Energy, for being our First Title Partner in the vision to create a world-class science center in Northern Virginia!