Carpenter Science Theatre Company

The Science Museum of Virginia's very own Carpenter Science Theatre Company provides the magic of theatrical performances, delivered by professional theatre artists, throughout the Museum on a daily basis. Check the daily Museum activity schedule or book a special performance for your group!

Featured Performances:

Shakespeare and Galileo

 
Humor, mystery and espionage combine forces in this 35-minute play that presents a hypothetical meeting between the famous Bard and the Father of Modern Science.
Script written by Grant Mudge. Recommended for ages 10 and up, approximately 35 minutes. Included with exhibit admission.

Marco Polo’s Adventures

 
Enjoy a hilarious, action-packed performance that takes you along the historic Silk Road – from Venice, Italy to the mystical land of China. Meet a fun, if not silly, version of Marco Polo and a motley crew of quirky characters as they take you a 5,000 mile long expedition.
Script written by Kimberly Jones-Clark. Recommended for ages 4-9, approximately 20 minutes. Included with exhibit admission.

Pizza With Triceratopping, Please!

 
What happens when two dinosaurs suddenly find themselves in the wrong millennium?  Follow the shenanigans of these wayward Cretaceous lizards when they warp into our world with wacky results and demonstrate how existing in an unhealthy ecosystem can be quite an inconvenience.
Script written by Kimberly Jones-Clark. Available select dates through May 2014. Recommended for grades K-3, approximately 20 minutes. Included with exhibit admission.

King Carnivore

 
Was the Tyrannosaurus Rex not the ferocious carnivore we thought? Some scientists say the king of lizards was a mere scavenger. How can we prove that our favorite dinosaur was truly a fierce hunter? Help Susie Sleuth solve this perplexing puzzle!
Available select dates February - April 2014. Recommended for grades K-5. Approximately 10 minutes in length. Included with exhibit admission.

The Great Tarantula Migration

 
Twyla, a garden spider in northern Texas, feels her web begin to shake. But, it’s empty! Is it an earthquake? What could it be? Find out who or what has caused such a disturbance in this exciting story telling performance.
Recommended for grades K-5. Approximately 10 minutes in length. Included with exhibit admission.