PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Stars of the Pharaohs

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

Bookable Group Adventure

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 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 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.

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