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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: Why are humans generous?

    Generosity is a vital part of human society. We give blood, we help strangers with directions, we donate to our favorite nonprofits, and sometimes we give advice even if no one asked for it! But why? Why are humans generous? 

  • Question Your World: How Well Do We Know Trees?

    Our planet is full of life. Trees are among some of the most resilient and incredible living things to ever grace our planet. How much do we really know about trees?

  • Question Your World: Who Used the First Hashtag?

    Humanity, as we know it, has been using the hashtag on social media for about 11 years now, but how long has the symbol really been used? A recent study answered today’s big question: Who used the first hashtag?

  • Question Your World: How do we get ready for Hurricane Florence?

    If you have not heard the news, there’s a lot of hurricane activity going on these days! Climatologists and meteorologists often talk about hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. Florence is the current major storm causing all kinds of headlines and planning meetings to take place! The big question for us in central Virginia is - how do we get ready for Hurricane Florence?

  • Question Your World: Did ancient humans have modern dental issues?

    Behind the lips of each and every one of us is a beautiful smile, right? Our teeth have been very valuable to us as a species. Scientists studying ancient human fossils started to notice some interesting things about our teeth through the ages. The big question is - did ancient humans have modern dental issues?