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October 15

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity

Now Open

Science After Dark: Spooky Science

October 21

Into America’s Wild

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.
Into America’s Wild

1 p.m.
Living Worlds

3 p.m.
Dinosaurs Alive

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tower Building Challenge

11:30 a.m.
Cow Eye Dissection

1 p.m.
Shadow Box Lamp

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Shadow Box Lamp

2:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

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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.


Astronomy Earth Science
Posted: Sept. 27, 2022

Question Your World: How Does the Moon Impact Mangroves?

A new paper is sharing insights on the relationship between the tides, mangrove canopy and the Moon’s naturally occurring wobble!

A photograph of a mangrove, green foliage sticking out of the water in a small dome. The plant is surrounded on all sides by water.

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