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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.

  • Volcano: Eyjafjallajökull

    In 2010, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull produced an immense ash cloud that grounded airline travel and shipping all over Europe, canceling over 100,000 flights. Inconvenienced travelers were stranded in airports for days and the airline industry lost over $1 billion in revenue.

  • Question Your World: Is the answer really blowing in the wind?

    Howdy pardners, they say everything's bigger in Texas, right? Apparently that includes renewable energy generated by wind power! Texas is leading the nation in generating wind power. Today's topic on wind power begs the big question: Is the answer really blowing in the wind?

  • Volcano: Mt. Pelee

    Mt. Pelee's claim to fame, if you will, was the violent eruption of 1902 which killed nearly 30,000 people and destroyed the nearby city of St. Pierre, considered at the time to be the “Paris of the Caribbean.”

  • Question Your World: Who's studying the moon now? 

    Big milestones in science are to be celebrated. While the moon captivated everyone's attention recently, a pretty big mission was launched to further understand the moon. Who's studying the moon now?

  • Volcano: Mount Pinatubo

    What do you remember about 1991? Maybe it’s watching "Hook" or "Point Break" - but many of us might remember the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Tens to hundreds of times larger than the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, Mount Pinatubo’s 1991 eruption was the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.