Discover the remote and hostile, beautiful and awe-inspiring continent at the bottom of the world.

The Dome
Additional Ticket Required
All Ages
45 minutes

Antarctica Is a Land of Mystery and Yet What Happens Here Affects Us All.

With never-before-seen footage, Antarctica brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. It is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth and yet weird and wonderful creatures thrive here in astounding abundance.

Dive beneath sea ice more than 6-feet thick to experience the alien world of its seafloor with thousands of purple starfish scuttling to escape being entrapped by growing ice. Swim alongside playful seals, soar above mountain peaks and vast penguin colonies, and witness the largest congregation of fin and humpback whales ever filmed.

Although so remote from us, Antarctica and its surrounding Southern Ocean play a vital role for the entire planet, regulating ocean currents, sea levels and sequestering huge amounts of carbon. It will take global cooperation and collaboration to protect Antarctica and ensure the future health of our planet.

*Please check our hours and schedule to confirm availability before your visit.

Book your group adventure today and have your class see Antarctica up close and personal on our 76-foot Dome screen! With discounted group rates, groups have the opportunity to schedule exclusive featured shows on Virginia’s largest movie screen.

Groups can add a Dome feature to their visit for just $4 per person. Click here to learn more about our Group Visit Policies.

This feature is recommended for grades K – 8 and corresponds with the following SOLs:

  • Kindergarten: 5, 6 and 7
  • 1st Grade: 4 and 5
  • 2nd Grade: 4 and 5
  • 3rd Grade: 4 and 5
  • 4th Grade: 2 and 3
  • 6th Grade: 4 and 6
  • Life Science: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

Looking to connect Antarctica to your curriculum? Check out this educator's guide for some ideas!

Logos for Antarctica dome show featuring BBC earth, SK Films, National Science Foundation, and British Antarctic Survey