Mission of the Science Museum of Virginia
To deepen our understanding of man and his environment;
To promote a knowledge of the scientific method and thus encourage objectivity in the everyday affairs of man;
To engage in instruction and research in the sciences in order to educate citizens of all ages in the concepts and principles of science and how these concepts and principles form the foundation upon which rests our technological society and its economy;
To use, subject to the approval of the accredited educational facilities concerned, Museum personnel in educational programs;
To motivate and stimulate young people to seek careers in science;
To encourage an understanding of the history of scientific endeavor;
To provide special facilities and collections for the study of Virginia's natural resources; and,
To foster a love of nature and a concern for its preservation.
These purposes are hereby declared to be a matter of legislative determination.