Violent Universe

Take a look at the most enigmatic forces in the cosmos.

Available for Groups Only

The Dome
Additional Ticket Required
All Ages
45 minutes
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Look at the Most Enigmatic Forces in the Cosmos.

Our beautiful starlit sky conceals cataclysmic forces at work within the universe. Catch a glimpse of the immense power of these enigmatic forces – from black holes to exploding stars. Examine a future encounter with a large asteroid that comes too close for comfort and consider the possibilities as you witness the catastrophes of the cosmos. 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 the cosmos 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:

  • 6th Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4 ,6 and 7
  • Physical Science: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • Chemistry: 1, 2, 6 and 7
  • Earth Science: 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 and 12
  • Physics: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9