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 continues to reinvent not only the exhibit galleries, but also the entire museum and its connecting spaces, classrooms, and programs in order to transform the way visitors engage in learning science. The museum now features the Healthy Bodies Gallery, Healthy Earth Gallery, an expanded How it Works Gallery, Living River & Touch Tank, Maker Lab/Open Lab, and our Children’s Curiosity Corner for preschoolers. The crowning jewel of the reinvented Science Museum, the Butterfly Garden & Bug Zoo 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 several 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, 4th of July
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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," and "How It Works!" We also offer an innovative Open Lab/Maker Lab, Children's Curiosity Corner for preschoolers, the Living River & Touch Tank and a spectacular Butterfly Garden & Bug Zoo.
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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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Roanoke, VA 24011
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