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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: 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.

  • Question Your World: Should we make time for time?

    Got a sec? Let’s talk about time, one of the fundamental constructs of the universe and a rather intriguing topic for us humans. We tend to put a lot of time…umm…into time, and that’s why it’s no surprise that recently we saw two different headlines about time which highlight the contrasting ways we humans approach this topic. Should we make time for time?

  • Volcano: Mount Vesuvius

    The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD is one of the most well-known volcanic eruptions in history. The violent eruption came with little warning, ejecting monumental amounts of ash, mud and rocks into the air and onto the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.