Wild Kratts: Creature Power!

Now Open

Ancient Caves

Now Showing

Birth of Planet Earth

Now Showing

Science After Dark: Spooky Science

October 20

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.
Dream Big

12 p.m.
Birth of Planet Earth

2 p.m.
Ancient Caves

3 p.m.
Living Worlds

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Creature Power Discs & Suits

10:30 a.m.
Early ExpLORE

11:30 a.m.
Storytelling: Hot Milk? Dairy Cows Go on Strike

12:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

1 p.m.
Shadow Lanterns

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Shadow Lanterns

2:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3:30 p.m.
Storytelling: Hot Milk? Dairy Cows Go on Strike

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.


Biology Health
Posted: Sept. 22, 2023

Question Your World: Does Mozart's Music Reduce Pain?

If music is important for setting the mood, is it also effective at making you hurt a little less?

A graphic showing the profile of a human head. In the brain area, there are music notes.

Let's Get Social

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

Follow us on Instagram!
Washed out picture of an exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia