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Experimental Musings

​We are more than a museum. We’re a bunch of passionate, inquisitive, world-questioning folks who are awestruck at the amazing wonder that is our world. Join us as we muse about science, technology, engineering and math. Learn something new. Ponder a different theory. Pick up some facts for trivia night. And if we may be so bold – enrich your appreciation of science.

  • Question Your World: Does the Earth really have a second moon?

    Hey everybody, the Earth has one moon. April fools!!! Wait, really? Does the Earth really have a second moon?

  • Question Your World: How can we reduce stress during this pandemic? 

    Hi, how’s everyone doing out there? Sometimes it feels like there’s a giant ball of anxiety looming over the entire planet. But keep in mind our mental health is also a very important factor in how we deal with the current global pandemic. How can we reduce stress during this pandemic?

  • Your Amazing Brain

    Ah yes, the human brain, quite the thing! Scientists around the world are still working on the many mysteries involving our own brain. Since it's Brain Awareness Week, we wanted to take a moment to look into the many overlaps of science and the brain in recent years.

  • Question Your World: Does social distancing really work?

    Due to the spread of COVID-19, we've been hearing a lot about some familiar things like washing your hands, covering your coughs, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, but there’s also a term being used that many are not familiar with - social distancing – or maintaining physical distance from other humans and avoiding large gatherings of people overall. Does social distancing really work?

  • Science Museum of Virginia Coronavirus Operations and Preparations FAQs

    The Museum understands that with the heightened awareness and concern about limiting the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) guests have many questions about Museum operations. The information below addresses the questions we have received most often.