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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: Can gene editing stop HIV?

    The impacts of science and technology on the medical field continue to change the way we live and also the way we get treatment for various illnesses. Can gene editing stop HIV? 

  • Volcano: Tambora

    While relatively little known to the public today, Mount Tambora is the site of the largest volcanic eruption in recorded human history. The 1815 eruption sent massive amounts of ash and gases high into the atmosphere, cooling the planet so much that the summer of 1816 is often referred to as the “year without a summer.”

  • Question Your World: Are Richmond schools going solar? 

    A lot of school systems throughout the nation operate on very tight budgets so they are turning to renewable energy to help lower some bills. The growing trend of solar schools across the nation is now making its way to central Virginia. Are Richmond schools going solar?

  • Volcano: Krakatoa

    You may have heard about the cataclysmic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, sometimes considered the loudest sound ever experienced in modern human history. After the explosive eruption, only 1/3 of the island remained, and an estimated 36,000 people had perished.

  • Volcano: Mt. St. Helens

    The explosive eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980 is etched into the memory of anyone who was alive to experience it. The explosive eruption blew over 1,300 feet off the volcano’s summit, triggered the largest landslide in recorded history, and devastated the surrounding landscape - including claiming the lives of 57 people.