PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Lamps of Atlantis

​Explore how the stars influenced history’s most inspiring civilizations.

Bookable Group Adventure

The Dome
Additional Ticket Required
All Ages
45 minutes
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Explore how the stars influenced history’s most inspiring civilizations.

Throughout time, stars have been a source of history and imagination, inspiring civilizations to construct elaborate monuments to study the sky. Theories suggest our modern day constellations were named 4,500 years ago by the people of the Mediterranean – the location of the legendary Atlantis. So was Atlantis a real place? Uncover the clues to solve this age-old mystery. This astronomy feature is followed by a live presentation that allows you to explore the stars like never before.

This film is available for groups to book. It is not part of the Museum's public film library. At this time, the Museum is not accepting group Dome reservations, but check back for updates.

Book your group adventure today and see constellations like never before 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.

This feature corresponds with the following SOLs:

  • Kindergarten: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10
  • 1st Grade: 1, 2, 6 and 7
  • 2nd Grade: 1 and 2
  • 3rd Grade: 1 and 2
  • 4th Grade: 1, 5 and 6
  • 5th Grade: 1 and 8
  • 6th Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Earth Science: 1, and 3
  • Physics: 1, 2, 3 and 7