PLEASE NOTE: all guests are required to wear masks inside the Science Museum.
Posted: November 1, 2021

Grandfather Paradox: Does This Halloween Costume Really Exist?

Halloween gives us the perfect opportunity for fun science-inspired costumes! Find out what this year's costume means.

Grandfather Paradox: Does This Halloween Costume Really Exist?
Posted: April 29, 2020

April Showers Bring May Flowers … and Rainbows

Ah, springtime in Virginia. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and … it’s raining. But without rain, we wouldn’t have those lovely flowers nor would we have food to put on our tables. Rain also brings us the beautiful sky show we call a rainbow!

April Showers Bring May Flowers … and Rainbows
Posted: April 24, 2019

Question Your World: Why Make the World's Biggest Plane?

Every now and then, scientists work on something so big that it catches a lot of attention for its size alone. That's exactly what today's story is all about. To begin the story, we must start with a really big question.

Question Your World: Why Make the World's Biggest Plane?
Posted: April 11, 2019

Question Your World: Why Is This Black Hole Picture So Important?

Every now and then, there is a science event that makes the entire planet pause for a second and appreciate the results of knowledge, cooperation, and innovative thinking. That sort of thing just happened as the world got a look at the first ever image of a black hole!

Question Your World: Why Is This Black Hole Picture So Important?
Posted: November 2, 2017

Question Your World: What’s the First Thing to Visit Us from Outside Our Solar System?

For a long time now, humanity has looked up at the stars and wondered if we would ever be visited. Well, we just were.

Question Your World: What’s the First Thing to Visit Us from Outside Our Solar System?