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.
The growth of urban spaces compounded with the changing climate is causing some scientists to take a look at how our urban areas interact with heat. Today’s big question explores urban heat islands by asking - how do cities handle heat?
Humans have transplanted crops all over the globe and have ushered in the era of modern agriculture, but what happens when the environment for specific crops changes? Why are Virginia scientists planting African crops?
You might never guess who or what is an emerging leader in the renewable energy transition in our lovely state. Who’s a leader in Virginia’s solar installations?
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?
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?