Add another dimension to your Museum experience! Daily demonstration topics change on a regular basis and are included with Museum Exhibits admission. Check out the Daily Schedule for the demonstration schedule on the day of your visit.
These demonstrations are currently in rotation:
Get up close and personal with some of the animals from our Animal Lab. Go behind the scenes and learn about their lifestyle, care and conservation.
Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation
Check out this documentary about the SR-71 “Blackbird!” Explore the development of the 1960s-era supersonic jet, the world’s fastest and highest-flying manned aircraft, and discover how the SR-71 currently suspended in the Museum (one of only 18 SR-71A models in existence) was moved from near the Richmond airport to historic Broad Street Station in 2016. This 20-minute segment is part of a documentary produced by Todd Hervey of Richmond-based Fuel Creative, Inc.
Eat Like a Bird
Take the Eat Like A Bird Challenge! Make different beaks to see what works with various food types and learn how animal adaptations have allowed certain animal species to thrive.
Meet our Rat Basketball team and learn about operant and classical conditioning as you watch two rats play basketball – no, we aren’t kidding.
Ever wonder what’s really going on when you hit the sack? Sleep is vital to the human body’s functions; you need sleep to survive. Without sleep, you may feel unproductive or “in a fog.” Watch this short video to learn about the science of shut-eye and the multiple stages of sleep. Hopefully, this won’t put you to sleep!
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