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Science Museum of Western Virginia

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Whether a wedding, reunion or corporate retreat, the Science Museum offers your event one of the most unique, stunning settings in all of western Virginia. Walk down an orchid-draped aisle amidst tropical butterflies in our beautiful Butterfly Garden. Sip champagne in our “Healthy Bodies” and “Healthy Earth” exhibits. Enjoy fabulous views of the Roanoke Valley from our top-floor home in Center in the Square. Please contact us at 540.342.5718 or svanzele@smwv.org. 50% deposit with balance due 30 days prior to event. Alcohol allowed (ABC permit required). Extra security may be needed for multi-floor use, alcohol on premises or for a large number of guests. Caterer of your choice is permitted or references can be provided. Proof of insurance required. 5% member discount on these rates.

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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.
Things to Do
  • Admission Rates: Please call or visit website.
  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday Hours: Closed
  • 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.
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
  • Special Events for Groups:
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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.