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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, and The Bubble for preschoolers. The new Hidden Garden exhibit, formerly the Butterfly Garden, explores horticulture, teaching students and adults about the processes and factors influencing plant growth and the fundamentals of gardening. This exhibit aims to provide visitors with the tools and skills necessary to grow healthy food for consumption in their own homes and garden.

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Directions
  • Directions: The Science Museum is located in Center in the Square in Downtown Roanoke.
  • Major Access Routes: I-581, US 220
  • Miles from I-81: 5
Things to Do
  • 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
  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July
  • Admission Rates: Please call or visit website.
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes, elevator, restrooms, ramps & reserved seating
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  • 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.
Tours
  • Bus Parking:
  • 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
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  • Special Tour Package Details: Groups of 15 or more receive discounts on admission. Please call ahead for details: 540-342-5710.