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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.

  • Quarantine Quarrying: Igneous Rocks

    Now’s the perfect time to start a collection with rocks and minerals you can find in Virginia, if not right in your own backyard. There’s so much to say about that we’ve broken up our Quarantine Quarrying series into a few parts. This post covers igneous rocks.

  • Question Your World: What is de-extinction?

    Every living thing on this planet is subject to evolution and extinction. The natural evolutionary process dictates the beginning and end of various species. So, what happens when we start to advance our technological capabilities and introduce the process of de-extinction?

  • Question Your World: Murder hornets?!? Really?!?

    2020 has certainly been a tough year so far. Not only have we been dealing with a global pandemic, but now we’re hearing news about MURDER HORNETS! What is going on here? Murder hornets?!? Really?!?

  • Salsa Science

    Just because you can’t come sample yummy items in the Boost! kitchen right now, it shouldn’t stop you from trying recipes at home. An at-home science lesson that has an edible result is a win, win! Let's make some salsa.

  • Quarantine Quarrying: Starting a Rock and Mineral Collection

    Now's the perfect time to embark on some at-home science by starting a collection with common rocks and minerals you can find in Virginia, if not right in your own backyard. Here's how!

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