Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience

Now Open

Curiosity Camp Out

June 10

Playing With Light

Now Open

Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit

Now Showing

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.
Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit

12 p.m.
Volcanoes - The Fires of Creation

2 p.m.
Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit

3 p.m.
We Are Guardians

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Scribble Bot Challenge

10:30 a.m.
Early ExpLORE

11:30 a.m.
Storytelling: What to Pack for the Moon and Mars

1 p.m.
Kratky Method Hydroponics

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Kratky Method Hydroponics

2:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3:30 p.m.
Storytelling: What to Pack for the Moon and Mars

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Dome screen showing space images.
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.


Biology Health
Posted: June 2, 2023

Question Your World: Can Babies Be Born with Three Sets of DNA?

Scientists just confirmed there is at least one living person in the UK who was born with three sets of DNA! 

A photo of baby feet. The baby is laying on a blue blanket. The feet are in focus. The body and head are in the background out of focus.

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Houston, we have a problem ... we can't stop eating Astronaut Ice Cream! Astronaut Ice Cream has made its triumphant return into our atmosphere & is once again available in our gift shop! #RVA #ScienceMuseum #AstronautIceCream #OutOfThisWorld

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