Great Bear Rainforest

Now Showing

Into America’s Wild

Now Showing

Science After Dark: Brain Games

February 3, 5–8 p.m.

Playing With Light

Opening February 11

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.
Live Universe Exploration

12 p.m.
Birth of Planet Earth

1 p.m.
Living Worlds

3 p.m.
Into America’s Wild

Today's Live Science

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Design a Snowplow

1 p.m.
Creative Reuse Kalimbas

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Creative Reuse Kalimbas

2:30 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3:30 p.m.
Storytelling: Hut One! Hut Two! Hut Physics!

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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.


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Posted: Jan. 19, 2023

Cities and Health: Walking Through the Science

A recently published paper about an innovative community science study explores how walking in different neighborhood designs impacts our wellbeing.

Three University of Richmond students walking on the Science Museum's ProtoPath collecting air quality data using a white sensor and black tablet.

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