Planet Shark: Predator or Prey

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Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity

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Science After Dark: Cool Summer

July 1, 5-8 p.m.

Great Bear Rainforest


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.
Great Bear Rainforest

12 p.m.
We Are Stars

2 p.m.
Great White Shark

3 p.m.
Birth of Planet Earth

Today's Live Science

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

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Member-Only Open Making

11:30 a.m.
Radical Reactions

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Member-Only Open Making

1:30 p.m.
Rat Basketball

2 p.m.
Science on a Sphere

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Member-Only Open Making

3:30 p.m.
Radical Reactions

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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.


Posted: June 13, 2022

Summer Skin Science

Our partners at Dermatology Associates of Virginia have some tips from their experts to help you stay safe as you soak in more fun and less sun this summer.

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Let's Get Social

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