PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Mental Health: Mind Matters

An immersive touring exhibition that raises awareness about mental illness.


The mind-blowing intersection between motion and time!


Explore dozens of hands-on mind and body challenges that let you have a blast while exploring science!

Curious Minds of All Ages!

Science is everywhere, but sometimes discovery needs a guide. Check out our exhibits, 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.
Superpower Dogs

1 p.m.
Big Astronomy

Today's Live Science

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

11 a.m.
Design Nail and String Art

1 p.m.
Design Nail and String Art

3 p.m.
Design Nail and String Art

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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 Virginia
Posted: Aug. 27, 2018

What Does the Urban Heat Island Effect Mean to Richmond?

Last summer, the Museum received a grant to work on a unique project to measure the city’s temperature in various places all at once during a heat wave. Our goal was to identify the strength of Richmond’s “urban heat island effect.”


Let's Get Social

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