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Danville Science Center

677 Craghead Street

Mission of the Science Museum of Virginia

To deepen our understanding of man and his environment;

To promote a knowledge of the scientific method and thus encourage objectivity in the everyday affairs of man;

To engage in instruction and research in the sciences in order to educate citizens of all ages in the concepts and principles of science and how these concepts and principles form the foundation upon which rests our technological society and its economy;

To use, subject to the approval of the accredited educational facilities concerned, Museum personnel in educational programs;

To motivate and stimulate young people to seek careers in science;

To encourage an understanding of the history of scientific endeavor;

To provide special facilities and collections for the study of Virginia's natural resources; and,

To foster a love of nature and a concern for its preservation.

These purposes are hereby declared to be a matter of legislative determination. 


Elizabeth Jent

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Albert Harris Elementary School had a great day at the Danville Science Center today. The visit was well organized and all staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back!!

James Dickerson

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This was a wonderful trip for the kids. The staff were friendly, experienced, and knew how to manage a group of kids. I definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

Michael Stephens

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Great asset to our city, especially the dome. Lovely grounds in a promising area. My only squabble: dome presentations and exhibits need to change a lot more frequently. I've gone several times and very little would have changed. I'd go more if there were more to see. A membership is worth the freedom of going at will; however, it's far more worth the fact that you join a network of museums across the country and world where you can get in free! Buy during a big event when they may be offering it at a steep discount.

lucas race

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Had a great time on the school field trip. They had an interactive station that explained and demonstrated tidal waves, and how tsunamis are so destructive. See if you can build a lego house that can withstand the water's power.

Dawn McCoy Richburg

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Fun for the little ones! Adults can learn a few things too!

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