BODY WORLDS: The Anatomy of Happiness

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Animal Kingdom: A Tale of Six Families

A wild adventure is awaiting!

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Discover Steampunk

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Secrets of the Sea

An unforgettable underwater adventure

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! 

10 a.m.
Secrets of the Sea

11:30 a.m.
Animal Kingdom: A Tale of Six Families

2 p.m.
Living Worlds

3:30 p.m.
Animal Kingdom: A Tale of Six Families

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Magnet Fishing Challenge

10:30 a.m.
Early ExpLORE

11 a.m.
Radical Reactions Demo

12:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

1 p.m.
Paper Speakers

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Paper Speakers

2:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3 p.m.
Radical Reactions Demo

Washed out picture of the main hall at the Science Museum of Virginia
Dome screen showing space images.
Starry Sky

The Dome

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


Animals History Museum Life
Posted: June 17, 2024

Quetzalco ... WHAT?!?

People expect to see dinosaurs in science museums. The Science Museum of Virginia is unexpected, so we didn’t install a dinosaur. We installed a type of azhdarchid pterosaur called Quetzalcoatlus northropi, the largest known flying animal.

Washed out picture of an exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia