PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Hot Wheels: Race to Win

Buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet—Hot Wheels® !

Closing January 23

Gift Memberships

Save 15% on gift memberships when you purchase between November 15 and December 25!


Discover the remote and hostile, beautiful and awe-inspiring continent at the bottom of the world.

Now Showing

The Fast and the Curious

Immerse yourself in the science behind speed, power and performance!

December 27–January 2

Curious Minds of All Ages!

Science is everywhere, but sometimes discovery needs a guide. Check out our exhibits, films, labs, makerspaces, events, and much more. We're your quirky partner that's here to help you explore the most wonderfully random STEM topics.

Today's Dome Shows

Buckle your seatbelt because it's time to explore our incredible Earth and the farthest reaches of the cosmos in The Dome! 

11 a.m.

1 p.m.
Birth of Planet Earth

3 p.m.
Dinosaurs Alive

Today's Live Science

Watch and engage with a Museum educator who demonstrates amazing scientific experiments.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Zine Challenge

1 p.m.
Candle Molding and Making

2 p.m.
Candle Molding and Making

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Starry Sky

The Dome

​The Dome features live astronomy presentations and giant screen films on one of the most technologically advanced digital planetarium theaters in the world.


Biology Health Life Science
Posted: Sept. 29, 2021

Question Your World: Can Coffee Undo Liver Damage?

Science has some good news for black coffee drinkers! A recent study suggests coffee, or some of the phytochemicals within it, could have active ingredients to help fight liver disease. 


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