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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.

  • Science Museum of Virginia Coronavirus Operations and Preparations FAQs

    The Museum understands that with the heightened awareness and concern about limiting the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) guests have many questions about Museum operations. The information below addresses the questions we have received most often.

  • Question Your World: How do we fight the coronavirus? 

    Every now and then, a news story will be so big that the entire world pays attention. We're, of course, talking about COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus you’ve been hearing so much about. The big question on everyone's mind is - how do we fight the coronavirus?

  • Question Your World: How did Katherine Johnson impact science?

    After her career in advancing space exploration and being an inspiring civil rights figure, we simply must take a moment to celebrate the life of this amazing woman and her contributions to humanity. How did Katherine Johnson impact science?

  • Question Your World: How does the Keto diet work? 

    Trendy diets come and go a lot, so we figured we would take a moment to look at the Keto diet through the lens of science. The high protein, low carb, weight loss yielding "Keto diet" is trending with celebs, health influencers, and a lot of other folks around the nation. This obviously begs the question: How does the Keto diet work?

  • Question Your World: Is beauty sleep real?

    Did you get your beauty sleep last night? Yes, I’m talking about that old wives’ tale about getting enough sleep and staying beautiful. While beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, a recent study kind of backs up some of the physical benefits associated with regularly getting a good night’s sleep. Is beauty sleep real?

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