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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: How often do we sit?

    Science involves a lot of work. It’s not just sitting around studying stuff. Sometimes science involves studying how much people are sitting around. Recently some researchers published their work on how the nation is spending more time than ever sitting. How often do we sit? 

  • 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. Why make the world's biggest plane?

  • Question Your World: Is recycling actually helpful?

    Humanity makes a lot of trash, but over the years we've found a few ways to keep some waste from turning into trash. Reducing consumption and up-cycling items have big benefits in addressing our trash output, but what about recycling? Is recycling actually helpful? 

  • 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! Why is this black hole picture so important?

  • Spring Means Allergies, and Fido May be Sneezing, Too!

    It’s officially spring time in central Virginia and we all know what that means: longer days...Gesundheit! warmer weather...Gesundheit! and beautiful blossoms...Gesundheit! For some of us here in Richmond, spring also means seasonal allergies.