The Museum isn’t currently open for group visits. When we open again, we bet Dome features will still be a popular part of group visits!
Did you know that groups of 30 or more can arrange a special showing of any of the features in our Dome library? A Dome feature can be added to your visit for $4 per person. Contact us at 804.864.1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about Dome only tickets.
To ensure proper social distancing, we will limit groups to 60 guests for a Dome feature.
Experience the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850's.
This original Dome feature explores the cosmic recipe for planetary habitability, what life here of Earth can tell us about our Universe and how our planet is changing from the cosmic perspective.
Celebrate engineering ingenuity and see innovation brought to life in the most unlikely places! Discover how engineers are shaping our tomorrow and helping us overcome life’s greatest challenges.
Watch the winter sky come to life before your eyes. See a stunning seven-month time lapse of the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, as it shimmers and glistens in a breathtaking display.
Migrate with hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies across North America! Discover the hideaway of these magnificent creatures – and experience firsthand the beauty of the migration cycle of butterflies spanning not only thousands of miles but generations.
Experience an exhilarating raft ride down the Colorado River with a team of explorers. Get inspired and see the world in new ways as you participate in every twist and turn of this adventured conversation about global crisis and individual responsibility.
Dive into the realm of Earth’s most iconic predator – the creature we love to fear – the Great White Shark. Get a closer look at this often misrepresented and misunderstood creature as you travel the oceans and see sharks like never before!
Embark on an amazing adventure into the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammal. Join a team of researchers to learn how humpback whales communicate, play and take care of their young.
The Moon has been a source of wonder for all of human history. Explore how the Moon has inspired human creativity, learning, and exploration ever since we have looked to the sky.
Theories suggest our modern day constellations were named 4,500 years ago by the people of the Mediterranean – the location of the legendary Atlantis. So was Atlantis a real place?
Embark on a spectacular tour of space as you take a custom all-live adventure through the universe! Pick your cosmic destinations and let our astronomer be your guide in a personalized experience.
Explore America’s untamed wilderness! Take a thrilling off-trail journey through majestic national parks alongside modern day explorers as you celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the National Parks Service.
Embark on a global odyssey through the largest and least explored habitat on Earth.
Follow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from China. Nurture your child's natural sense of wonder about the night sky and forge cross-cultural connections while learning about the sky together.
Join us on a journey of discovery, following scientists around the world as they unlock the mystery of dark matter.
Join astronomers in the search for a new ninth planet! Follow astronomer Mike Brown and his team as they uncover stunning dwarf worlds and attempt to learn more about an undiscovered planet orbiting around the edge of our Solar System.
Join in the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway as you are propelled on a steam train journey through the Canadian Rockies.
View stars like never before as you peer into their secret lives! What type of life they will lead, how long they might live and what type of death they will experience
Examine the pivotal role the Sun plays in the life of our solar system and the unimaginable power generated by this special star – from nuclear forces to mass ejections of solar material into space.
Glimpse some of the universe’s greatest wonders! Turn back the pages of time as you uncover how the night sky has inspired Earth’s ancient wonders.
Travel to a land where majestic remnants of a fascinating culture tower over the desert – Ancient Egypt. Explore the Egyptians’ connection to the sky and its influence on everything from architecture to religious beliefs. How was science used to tell time, make a calendar and align buildings?
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of our sun! Find out how this special star gives light, heat and energy to Earth and uncover the dangers of the Sun.
Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes.
Catch a glimpse of the immense power of these enigmatic forces – from black holes to exploding stars. Examine a future encounter with a large asteroid that comes too close for comfort and consider the possibilities as you witness the catastrophes of the cosmos.
Discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience - a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure.
Journey 13.8 billion years through time and space to discover our explosive origins! See stars explode and planets form as you explore the secrets of the universe alongside a cheeky Victorian guide.
Journey through the realms of the wildest continent on Earth. Plunge into an adventure alongside elephants, lions, lizards, crocodiles, gorillas, flamingos and more!
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