History of the Broad Street Station and the Science Museum of Virginia

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  • Broad Street Station plans are made.

    The RF&P Railroad announces construction of 50-acre Broad Street Station.
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    History of the Broad Street Station & the Science Museum of Virginia

  • Station construction begins

    Ground is broken for new station.
  • Record number of passengers flood station

    A record 33,324 passengers arrive, depart or pass through Broad Street Station during WWII.
  • Lightning strikes

    The station’s terracotta dome is replaced with copper after being struck by lightning.
  • Broad Street Station ceases operation.

    Passenger service ends at the Broad Street station with the advent of Amtrak.
  • New station is constructed

    All passenger train operations in Richmond are moved to the Staples Mill Road station.
  • Broad Street Station is sold.

    RF&P sells the station to the state of Virginia.
  • Science Museum of Virginia unveiled.

    The Discovery Room, the first permanent exhibit gallery is revealed.
  • IMAX Dome is completed.

    Ethyl IMAX DOME & Planetarium is completed.
  • Science Museum of Virginia is historically recognized.

    The Virginia Department of Historic Research makes the Broad Street station a historic landmark.
  • Renovations take place on museum.

    Extensive interior and exterior renovations take place; a new exhibit is introduced.
  • New exhibits are introduced

    40 new interactive exhibits are introduced.