PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.
Posted: June 23, 2021

Pride in Paleontology: Highlighting LGBTQ+ Scientists

As the Museum enters our summer of dinosaurs, Pride Month seems like the perfect time to highlight some LGBTQ+ professionals within the field of paleontology.

Pride in Paleontology: Highlighting LGBTQ+ Scientists
Posted: June 22, 2021

All the Buzz about Pollinator Week

It's Pollinator Week and we're celebrating by revisiting some of our science stories and activities about butterflies, bees, bats, and more.

All the Buzz about Pollinator Week
Posted: June 4, 2021

Question Your World: How Are Scientists Helping the American Red Wolf Population?

Once upon a time, red wolves used to roam the southeastern portion of our nation, including in Virginia. However, since 1980 the species was considered extinct in the wild. Now scientists are working to give the American red wolf a chance at making a comeback.

Question Your World: How Are Scientists Helping the American Red Wolf Population?
Posted: June 2, 2021

17 Cicada Facts to Celebrate 17 Years!

Summer is coming, and so are cicadas. In addition to the annual cicadas, parts of Virginia will also see Brood X periodical cicadas this year. To celebrate, we put together a list of interesting science facts about the big bugs.

17 Cicada Facts to Celebrate 17 Years!
Posted: May 26, 2021

Question Your World: Can Technology Let Us Communicate Using Only Our Thoughts?

Merging technology into the human body may sound like science fiction, but it happens all the time. There’s hearing aids, pacemakers, contact lenses, and many other examples of technology physically being used within our bodies. But what about the most mysterious part of our body, the brain?

Question Your World: Can Technology Let Us Communicate Using Only Our Thoughts?