Science After Dark: Wildlife Wonders

September 22

Wild Kratts: Creature Power!

September 23

Teacher Open House

September 23

¡Virginia Fiesta!

September 30

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! 

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Claw Challenge

11 a.m.
Supercool: Liquid Nitrogen

11:30 a.m.
Science on a Sphere

12 p.m.
Cow Eye Dissection

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Claw Challenge

1 p.m.
Rat Basketball

1:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

2 p.m.
Supercool: Liquid Nitrogen

3 p.m.
Cow Eye Dissection

3:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

Washed out picture of the main hall at the Science Museum of Virginia
Dome screen showing space images.
Starry Sky

The Dome

Innovation Underway! – The Dome will be closed September 5–29 for an astronomical overhaul!


Engineering Food
Posted: Sept. 8, 2023

Question Your World: Can Coffee Make Concrete Stronger?

Add strengthening building materials to the ever-growing list of coffee superpowers!

Image of Coffee, coffee beans, and coffee powder.

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