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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: How will Virginia approach climate change? 

    Recently, marches and rallies took place around the globe to implore world leaders to act on climate change. This is a global issue that absolutely has local impacts. So let's look at what role we here in Virginia will play moving forward. How will Virginia approach climate change?

  • Question Your World: How does the brain keep memories?

    We know more about the surface of the moon than Earth’s oceans and we know even less about the human brain, but a recently published study from Cal Tech is helping us put together a few pieces of the huge puzzle that is the brain. How does the brain keep memories?

  • Question Your World: Why was Hurricane Dorian so historic? 

    Hurricane Dorian just made its way through the Atlantic, causing much havoc and harm along the way. This storm broke some big records as it moved along its path, and now we can look back and study the storm's impacts. Why was Hurricane Dorian so historic?

  • Question Your World: How do burgers impact the environment?

    Production of food, like many daily needs of humans, has a ripple effect on a myriad of other things. Cattle ranches are a food-related industry linked to some pretty big chunks of land, along with the deforestation needed to facilitate their work. Scientists are working on meat alternatives to give consumers less environmentally stressful options. How do burgers impact the environment?

  • Volcanoes of our solar system

    Earth is still cooling after its fiery formation, and volcanoes are one way the Earth loses heat. Other planets have volcanic features -- some recently active -- telling geologists that they, too, could be hot and losing heat. Where else in the solar system can you find volcanoes?