Group Only

Stars of the Pharaohs

​Search the skies of the past and uncover knowledge hidden in the sands of time.

The Dome
Additional Ticket Required
All Ages
45 minutes
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Uncover Knowledge Hidden in the Sands of Time.

Travel to a land where majestic remnants of a fascinating culture tower over the desert – Ancient Egypt. Explore the Egyptians’ connection to the sky and its influence on everything from architecture to religious beliefs. How was science used to tell time, make a calendar and align buildings? Search the past to uncover the knowledge hidden in the sands of time. This astronomy feature is followed by a live presentation that allows you to explore the stars like never before.

This film is currently only available for groups. However, this film may become part of the Museum's public film library in the future.

Book your group adventure today and explore Ancient Egypt 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.

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 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