Exhibitions

The Science Museum of Virginia features four floors of interactive labs, awesome artifacts, hundreds of hands-on experiences and both permanent exhibitions and touring exhibitions from around the world to amaze and inspire you!
Skin key art showing a face with several skin textures.
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exhibition

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity

Now Open

The Dome

Buckle your seatbelt because it's time to explore Earth and the farthest reaches of the cosmos! At 76 feet, our Dome theater is the largest screen in Virginia and provides guests with the ultimate "you are there" experience.
Two people in front of a volcano and exploding magma.
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the dome

Volcanoes - The Fires of Creation

Showing Daily at 11 a.m.

Couple hiking-poster for Into America's Wild
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the dome

Into America’s Wild

Showing Weekdays at 3 p.m. and
Weekends at 2 p.m.

Black background with planets throughout surrounded by different spheres of color for the Living Worlds Planetarium show.
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the dome

Living Worlds

Showing Weekdays at 1 p.m. and Weekends at Noon

We are Stars!
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the dome

We Are Stars

Showing Weekends at 3 p.m.

The Forge

Roll up your sleeves and get creative in our permanent makerspace! Participate in a hands-on workshop or find inspiration in our showroom.
Smiling cardboard robot and screws on a yellow cardboard background for the Maker Challenge Cardboard Design in The Forge
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the forge

Maker Challenge - Cardboard Design