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

On display through August 18.

Science on Tap: 80s Night

Get ready for a tubular time!

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.
Animal Kingdom: A Tale of Six Families

11:30 a.m.
Secrets of the Sea

2 p.m.
Birth of Planet Earth

3:30 p.m.
Secrets of the Sea

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tool Petting Zoo Challenge

10:30 a.m.
Early ExpLORE

11 a.m.
Amazing Animals Demo

12:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

1 p.m.
Sew a Organ Pal

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Sew a Organ Pal

2:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3 p.m.
Amazing Animals 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.


Posted: July 11, 2024

Question Your World: How Much Frost Did We Just See on Mars?

Ice during the summer is exciting for lots of folks, but astronomers are especially interested in a recent ice discovery.

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