Art at the Museum

Explore a variety of inspiring art exhibitions at the Science Museum!

Throughout the Museum
Included with Admission
All Ages
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Hands-on exhibits aren't the only way to learn about the science all around you! The Science Museum often hosts smaller exhibitions that explore STEM topics through art.

Here’s What’s Currently on Display at the Science Museum

Cultivating History: Food, Crops and Art

Illustrating the untold stories of everyday crops, this exhibition reflects on nearly 200 years of cross-cultural histories that have contributed to the arts and sciences as well as important social and economic issues.

  • Level 3
  • Open until spring 2023

JARS: Sharks on Loan

Don't worry about needing a bigger boat ... this deep dive into science will go swimmingly! Explore Virginia sharks up close in a special land-based exhibition featuring cartilaginous fishes from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William & Mary. See dozens of specimens in jars from the largest collection of freshwater fishes from the Chesapeake Bay and coastal area of the state.

  • Level 2
  • Open until summer 2023

Fantastic Flora

The Fantastic Flora collection blends art, culture, history, and science to explore the fantastic ways that edible plants flourish in their environments, while also reminding us of our own place on a changing planet.

  • Level 1, in the café
  • Now open

What are you waiting for?
STEM inspiration

Art is a powerful bridge to lead guests into a scientific topic.

What are people saying?

"No matter how many times you come you always see something you didn't see before. It’s amazing."

Christina O., Google

"Was well worth the stop!! Had a blast with the interactive screens/games!"

duckandrole, Google

"I enjoyed every second I can't wait to visit again!"

Jenypher J., Google

"Super fun place to go to. A lot of interactive things to do. Very informative."

James B., Google