Home / Visit / Special Events / Dome Theater Venue

The Ultimate You-Are-There Experience

Step inside our visually stunning quarter-acre screen! The Dome makes for an unforgettable immersive experience that can enhance any occasion. This venue is perfect for private screenings, awards ceremonies or a presentation space. Additionally, you can choose a giant screen film or astronomy show from our library to enjoy for just you and your group.

Image of group seeing astronomy show in the Dome Theater by Steven Inge Media

© Steven Inge Media

Additional Features

The sky's the limit with our beautiful venue options! Add more room to your Dome Theater rental for an additional fee.

Astronomer in the Dome Theater
Dome Operator - Included

Ready for a stellar visual experience? An out-of-this-world Dome Operator will help guide your event to ensure that your show goes off without a hitch!

An image of the Science Museum's Dome Plaza showing black recycled plastic tables with a dark umbrellas shading them. The words "The Dome" are visible on the wall in the background. The concrete is bright white.
Newmarket Dome Plaza

Add on the spacious Newmarket Dome Plaza, which can accommodate a variety of layouts, perfect for cocktails or receptions before guests enter your main event.

Venue Details


  • Seated 250


  • Starting at $2,500+
  • Our Special Events Team is ready and waiting to answer your questions. Connect with us today to inquire about availability, pricing and how we can help enhance your event.

Dome screen showing space images.
Image of audience watching moon in the Dome Theater
Two people sitting in chairs conducting an interview in The Dome
Rebecca D'Angelo Photography
Image of Dome theater with moon by Sean Dewitt
Image of Dome Theater by Justin Hankins Photography
Justin Hankins Photography
Presentation in the Dome Theater
Image of guests enjoying Dome Portico on a sunny day
Image of speaker in Dome Theater.jpg

Explore More Rentals

Book Your Event

To arrange a tour or to learn more about hosting an unforgettable event at the Science Museum contact our Special Events Team.

Exterior image of the Science Museum

Have Questions?

We’ve got answers! Check out our compiled list of frequently asked questions.

Science Museum of Virginia building photo during the day.