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Humpback Whales

​Discover the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring mammal.

NOW SHOWING

Antarctica

Discover the remote and hostile, beautiful and awe-inspiring continent at the bottom of the world.

Now Showing

Speed

The mind-blowing intersection between motion and 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! 


11 a.m.
Humpback Whales

1 p.m.
Birth of Planet Earth

3 p.m.
Antarctica

Today's Live Science

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


10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Soaring Satellites

1 p.m.
Hand Built Ceramics

2 p.m.
Hand Built Ceramics

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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.

Blog

Biology Life Science Technology
Posted: Dec. 11, 2021

Question Your World: What Are Xenobots?

Researchers employed an algorithm to expedite the trial and error process to see what shapes would work best for self replication. 

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