Science Museum of Western Virginia

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The Science Museum has undergone a dramatic renovation of its home in Center in the Square. The museum features the Living River & Touch Tank, tropical butterfly garden, and interactive exhibits, including an innovative Open Lab and a dedicated space for preschoolers. 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.

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  • 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.
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
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  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes, elevator, restrooms, ramps & reserved seating
  • Additional Information: Our reinvented Science Museum features exciting, interactive exhibits in new galleries: "Healthy Bodies," "Healthy Earth," "Dinosaurs & Fossils!" and "How It Works!" We also offer an innovative Open Lab, Children's Curiosity Corner for pre-schoolers, the Living River and Touch Tank and a spectacular butterfly garden.
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  • Group Rates - Adults: $8 + $4.00 for Butterfly Garden
  • Group Rates - Seniors: $8 + $4.00 for Butterfly Garden
  • Group Rates - Students: $7 + $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.

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One Market Square SE
Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
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Roanoke, VA 24014
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1 Market Square SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
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