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Science Museum of Western Virginia

  • One Market Square SE
  • Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
  • Phone: (540) 342-5710
  • Visit Website

Shoulders of Giants staircase in Science Museum of Western VirginiaThe reinvented Science Museum reopened May 18, 2013, following a dramatic $30 million renovation of its home in Center in the Square.

Our expanded galleries -- Healthy Bodies, Healthy Earth, and How It Works! -- feature exciting, interactive exhibits. We also offer an innovative Open Lab, a dedicated space for pre-schoolers, and a spectacular live butterfly garden.

Chartered in 1970 as the first science museum in Virginia, we make science and technology accessible to all people by being an outstanding institution that ignites life-long learning. The Science Museum is among fewer than 5% of museums in the U.S. nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Butterfly Garden
The crowning jewel of the reinvented Science Museum, the Butterfly Garden offers the opportunity to interact with live butterflies from around the world – some with wingspans of 8 inches! – in an enclosed picturesque setting of lush plants and more than 20 species of orchids.

OmniGlobe at Science Museum of Western Virginia

Butterfly Garden at Science Museum of Western Virginia

Things to Do

Things to Do

  • Admission Rates: Please call or visit website.
  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am -5:00pm
  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas
  • Gift Shop:
  • Restrooms:
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes, elevator, restrooms, ramps & reserved seating
  • Additional Information: Our reinvented Science Museum reopened May 18, 2013, featuring exciting, interactive exhibits in three new galleries: "Healthy Bodies," "Healthy Earth," and "How It Works!" We also offer an innovative Open Lab, Children's Curiosity Corner for pre-schoolers, and a spectacular butterfly garden.
Shopping

Shopping

  • Sunday Hours: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Monday Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Extended Hours (Special Events):
  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Public Restrooms:
  • Handicap Accessible: yes
  • Additional Information: We offer unique science and butterfly gifts for children and adults alike.
Recreation

Recreation

  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Monday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Handicap Accessible: elevator
  • Restrooms:
Services

Services

  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Monday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
Tours

Tours

  • Bus Parking:
  • Group Rates - Adults: $8 + $3.50 for Butterfly Garden
  • Group Rates - Seniors: $8 + $3.50 for Butterfly Garden
  • Group Rates - Students: $5 + $3 for Butterfly Garden
  • Special Events for Groups:
  • Special Group Programs for Students:
  • Special Tour Package Details: Groups of 15 or more receive discounts on admission. Please call ahead for details: 540-342-5710.
Directions

Directions

  • Major Access Routes: I-581, US 220
  • Miles from I-81: 5
  • Directions: The Science Museum is located in Center in the Square in Downtown Roanoke.

Butterflies at 5PM at the Science Museum

  • Location: Science Museum of Western Virginia
  • Address: One Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • View Website

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Butterflies at 5PM at the Science Museum

  • Location: Science Museum of Western Virginia
  • Address: One Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • View Website

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Butterflies at 5PM at the Science Museum

  • Location: Science Museum of Western Virginia
  • Address: One Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • View Website

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Butterflies at 5PM at the Science Museum

  • Location: Science Museum of Western Virginia
  • Address: One Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • View Website

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Storybook Science

  • Location: Science Museum of Western Virginia
  • Address: One Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
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The Buttefly Ball at the Science Museum

  • Location: Science Museum of Western Virginia
  • Address: One Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
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