Planet Shark: Predator or Prey

Closing September 5

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity

Now Open

Great White Shark

Curious Minds of All Ages!

Science is everywhere, but sometimes discovery needs a guide. Check out our exhibitions, 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.
Great White Shark

12 p.m.
Birth of Planet Earth

2 p.m.
Great White Shark

3 p.m.
Imagine the Moon

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bridge Building Challenge

11:30 a.m.
Supercool: Liquid Nitrogen

1 p.m.
Intro to 3D Design

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

2 p.m.
Intro to 3D Design

3:30 p.m.
Supercool: Liquid Nitrogen

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Dome screen showing space images.
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
Posted: July 25, 2022

Question Your World: Can Music Prevent You from Feeling Pain?

Can Kate Bush songs really save someone from the Upside Down? Let's see what science has to say!

Black background with grenn-colored outline of a brain in the center. Sound waves are exiting the brain on both the right and left sides.

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