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Into America’s Wild

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Living Worlds

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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.
Volcanoes - The Fires of Creation

12 p.m.
Into America’s Wild

1 p.m.
Living Worlds

3 p.m.
Great Bear Rainforest

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Flip Books

1 p.m.
USB Solar Powered Charger

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
USB Solar Powered Charger

3:30 p.m.
Illuminating Light

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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.


Climate Science Health
Posted: Feb. 15, 2023

Question Your World: Can Traffic Pollution Impact Your Brain?

A new study shows pollution’s impacts on the body can happen within just a matter of hours.

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