PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Secrets of the Sun

​Examine the pivotal role the sun plays in the life of our solar system.

Bookable Group Adventure

Where:
The Dome
Tickets:
Additional Ticket Required
Age:
All Ages
Length:
45 minutes
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The sun plays a pivotal role in the fife of our solar system

Unravel the secrets of the sun! Examine the pivotal role it plays in the life of our solar system and the unimaginable power generated by this special star – from nuclear forces to mass ejections of solar material into space. Trace the sun’s life cycle, going back to its origins and moving forward in time to its eventual death. 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 the sun 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, 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10
  • 1st Grade: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • 2nd Grade: 2, 3 and 5
  • 4th Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • 5th Grade: 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8
  • 6th Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7
  • Life Science: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9
  • Physical Science: 1, 5, 6, 7 an 9
  • Chemistry: 1, 6 and 7
  • Earth Science: 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12
  • Physics: 1, 5 and 7