Public star party

The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, a public urban garden, is open 365 days a year and offers educational workshops, children's storytime, guided tours, plant sales, and special events.

The John C. Wells Planetarium offers Saturday shows, monthly star parties, public science talks, and summer youth space camps.

The JMU Mineral Museum features over 600 crystal and gemstone specimens from around the world.

The JMU Lifelong Learning Institute provides affordable, not-for-credit, intellectual, cultural, and social experiences to adults in the central Shenandoah Valley.

Science On a Sphere (SOS) is a visualization system that uses networked projectors to display still and animated datasets onto the outside of a large, suspended, opaque sphere (68 inches in diameter). 

The Trees of James Madison University project developed a walking tour of the diversity of trees on the campus, including maps and information on each tree species. 

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