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.
Wonderful Water

1 p.m.
Recycled Plastic Jewelry

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Recycled Plastic Jewelry

2 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3:30 p.m.
Wonderful Water

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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.


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Trees Are Cool!

Whether you’re looking at a smaller space like your yard or an entire community, trees make a big impact as nature’s air conditioner.

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