Science Museum of Western Virginia

Roanoke, VA

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Address: 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011, USA Number: 540 342 5710 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Whoever said science isn't fun certainly hasn't been to the Science Museum of Western Virginia, where interactive activities and hands-on exhibits bring to life the wonders of science, and allow kids and parents to experiment, discover, create and learn, all whilst having a great time!

Now doesn't that sound like a pretty amazing family day out?

There are two floors of science-tastic experiences to explore at the Science Museum of Western Virginia - are you excited to hear about some now?

What if we told you that you can interact with Virginia geological specimens, or become an on-air meteorologist in the weather studio? You can even augment mountains and make it rain!

Kids can learn about healthy bodies as they send foam "blood cells" racing through arteries, and see what lies beneath skin in a "plastinated" human with REAL human organs!

WonderLab invites guests of all ages to learn the basics of programming or coding in an open learning environment, or experience larger than life version of toys, wth HUGE Lego, and HUGE building blocks, and a Colossal Kaleidoscope!

You can uncover how things work as you explore the scientific method of engineering, and even experience an amazing gravity-driven obstacle course, and preschoolers will be in their element in a multisensory play space designed for those under 5 years, with toys, games, books and plenty of places to play!

Don't miss the outdoor fun with the butterfly habitat either!

We told you that science IS fun, so are you ready to experience it for yourselves?

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How much does it cost?






$7.50 (Ages 3 to 5), $13.50 (Ages 13 to 17)



Seniors & Military $13.50


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2 years


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Have a birthday party at the museum! It's a fun and different way to celebrate that special day, and you can still enjoy a party!

Any top tips?


They have fun every day at the museum but sometimes they have EXTRA fun! They have regular monthly events as well as a range of special events for all ages, including science and summer camps! Investigate their events calendar for more details.

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Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!

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Where is it at?


The museum is located on the 4th and 5th floors of Center in the Square in downtown Roanoke

Teachers corner


The Science Museum has nearly 40 different programs they can deliver to your students, either on site or in your own classroom. Their educators are well acquainted with the SOL’s that guide your curriculum throughout the school year, so give them a call in advance to arrange!

Need a little extra help?


They are happy to accommodate you if anyone in your party has disabilities or special needs. Just contact their Visitor Services staff at (540) 342-5710 and let them know how they can help!

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 1pm - 5pm Sunday

Closed on Mondays (except June to August), plus New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

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