About the Project

Partnership for the Future

The Northern Virginia Science Center is being developed through a public private partnership including the Children’s Science Center, a Northern Virginia based non-profit, the Science Museum of Virginia an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Loudoun County. With substantial public and private support from partners across the region, this project fulfills the long-held vision for a world-class, interactive science center in our region.  The Science Center is expected to serve over 300,000 curious minds of all ages each year.

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Project Milestones

2018: Science Center included in Governor's budget.
2019: Public-private partnership & lead gift confirmed.
2020: Exhibit and architectural design began.
2022: Anticipated groundbreaking event.

Project Financials

The Science Center will benefit from long-term operating sustainability as a division of the Science Museum of Virginia and from the generosity of campaign partners and donors.

Award-Winning Design Team

Three renowned firms have been selected to lead architecture, exhibit, and construction design to bring the Science Center to life.

National Architecture Firm

HGA designs impactful spaces both locally and nationally that explore the intersections between learning, play, and community.

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Leading Design-Build Firm

Roto's mission is to provide fresh ideas and reliable solutions for today's leading museums, including the Science Museum of Virginia.

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Prominent Construction Firm

Balfour Beatty develops, builds, and maintains infrastructure that underpins daily life, supports communities, and enables economic growth.

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