Roanoke, VA, August 11, 2012 - The Science Museum of Western Virginia is excited to announce Second Saturday Science for August: "Sea, Feel, Touch: Life Beneath the Waves!" Saturday, August 11, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm.

The Science Museum of Western Virginia brings you and the family a hands-on ocean experience that's perfect for August! We'll bring out some of our very cool ocean specimens and collection pieces, and we'll have a selection of LIVE ocean creatures for the youngsters to touch - like a Seastar, a Horseshoe Crab and a Sea Urchin. Summer's inching away by the day; don't miss this chance to get close to the SEA! ...and Feel, and Touch!

The Museum opens at 10:00 a.m., and the touch tanks and program will be included with regular Science Museum admission. Adults $6, Seniors $5, and Children 3-12 years $4. Children younger than 3 get in FREE! The Museum has interactive exhibits for all ages, including weather exhibits, geology exhibits, light, color and sound exhibits and the "Bridge of Fire." The museum is located in the upper level of Tanglewood Mall across from Belk

About the Science Museum of Western Virginia

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is the oldest science museum in Virginia. It was founded in 1970 by a group of teachers and community volunteers. The Museum moved into Center in the Square in 1983, where it occupied the 4th and 5th floors. While Center in the Square completes its renovation project, the Science Museum can be found at Tanglewood Mall. The Science Museum of Western Virginia is among the fewer than 5% of museums in the U.S. nationally accredited by the American Association of Museums.
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