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Secrets of the Sea

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Dinosaurs Alive

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Sunrise Science

March 5

8 a.m.

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.
Volcanoes - The Fires of Creation

12 p.m.
Birth of Planet Earth

2 p.m.
Dinosaurs Alive

3 p.m.
We Are Stars

4 p.m.
Ancient Caves

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Maker Challenge: Makey Makey Controller

10:30 a.m.
Early ExpLORE

11:30 a.m.
Sound Science

12:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

1 p.m.
Light Up Greeting Cards

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Light Up Greeting Cards

2:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3:30 p.m.
Sound Science

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.


Animals Biology Life Science
Posted: Feb. 9, 2024

Question Your World: Which Animal Is Causing Trouble for Lions?

Decorative image of a lion in the wild
Washed out picture of an exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia