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RAISE THE ROOF Opens at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2/9

If walls could talk, what would they say? Experience buildings and structures in a new light as you study classic physics to the newest discoveries in environmental science. Discover the story behind the structures where people spend the majority of our time and explore the physics of architecture through immersive environments.

"We spend the vast majority of our lives indoors and this is a perfect opportunity to understand more about the 'built world,'" says Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer Richard C. Conti. "As you interact with the exhibits, you'll uncover practical information you have lived with for years, but never fully understood."

Construct a dome by using simple machines. Build a structure using a variety of handcrafted wooden joints instead of nails. Experience Mongolian culture inside a a ger (yurt), a round-shaped home traditionally constructed of felt, rawhide and canvas. Reveal fascinating stories about human ingenuity and science through engineering and architecture!

Raise the Roof is included with exhibit admission. Tickets are $11 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+. More information can be found at or by calling 804.864.1400.

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