Discover Steampunk

Now open

Sunrise Science

April 23 at 8 a.m.

Science After Dark: Prehistoric Party

May 10

5–8 p.m.

Secrets of the Sea

Now Showing

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.
Ancient Caves

12 p.m.
Forward to the Moon

2 p.m.
Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit

3 p.m.
Secrets of the Sea

Today's Live Science

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

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Member-Only Open Making

10:30 a.m.
Science on a Sphere

11:30 a.m.
Amazing Animals

12:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Member-Only Open Making

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Member-Only Open Making

3:30 p.m.
Wonderful Water

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.


Technology Vaccines
Posted: April 12, 2024

Visibility + Time = Adoption

Raise your hand if you’re an early adopter. Were you the first among your friend group to have a cellphone? What about the COVID-19 vaccine: did you embrace that new development? Let's explore how public perception impacted the adoption of the COVID-19 vaccine.

decorative image of open gears. each gear contains an element of technology
Washed out picture of an exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia