Smithsonian Science How

Smithsonian Science How

**The next Smithsonian Science How? program is Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m.  The museum is offering FREE ADMISSION to view all of the museum's exhibit galleries to anyone who comes to watch the free webcast!!  No sign-up is necessary.  Just let the box office know you came to watch the webcast!


The perfect opportunity for middle school teachers and students!

ImageThe Virginia Museum of Natural History has an exciting opportunity! We would like to invite you to register for one of our upcoming Smithsonian Science How live, interactive webcasts. Each webcast will align with the Next Generation Science Standards and Virginia Science Standards of Learning and will focus on connecting students to scientists, increasing students’ understanding of science, and inspiring students about STEM education and careers. Be one of the first to register and in addition to the 25-minute webcast led by Smithsonian scientists and staff, VMNH educators and scientists will engage students in a specially developed, educational program to reinforce the content of the webcast.

What will my students learn?

Join live webcasts that feature Smithsonian experts who examine bones and artifacts that are millions-of-years old, piece together forensic anthropology mysteries, and dive into coral reefs. Your students will see how scientists and other experts use tools and technology in their work, and how the science is connected to them.

Smithsonian Science How delivers real-world science into classrooms through free, interactive, live webcasts and supporting classroom resources. The 25-minute programs feature the research and personalities of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, providing your students with positive STEM role models, information about science careers and pathways, and connections to current research. Through Smithsonian Science How webcasts, your students will also:

  • Learn from Smithsonian science expertsImage
  • Explore career pathways
  • Discover new resources and activities
  • Learn science concepts and their real-world connections

Visit the official Smithsonian Science How website for more information about each webcast offered and to access classroom activities, lessons, readings and other related resources.

Upcoming Webcasts

To sign up or inquire, please contact or call (276) 634-4185.

Thursday, May 7
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT
Mummy Science: Natural and Cultural Preserved Remains with Physical Anthropologist David Hunt, Life Science, Social Studies

Thursday June 4
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT
Unseen Connections - A Natural History of the Cellphone with Anthropologist Joshua A. Bell

Thursday, June 25
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT
Astrogeology: Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions with Geologist Tim McCoy, Earth Science, Space Science