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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. 


Nicole W

Saturday, July 28, 2018
This place is a neat little gem in Danville! It is not huge, so we were able to spend a decent amount of time at each exhibit. There were two different children's areas, which my boys enjoyed. The caboose was also a big hit! The butterfly garden was nice! We packed a lunch and there was a nice, clean room to eat in. There were also picnic tables available to eat at outside. We will definitely be back!

Maleka Rawlings-James

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
My 10 and 4 year old had lots of fun but my 12 year old wasn't to enthusiastic about it. The old train station with all the animals were pretty cool. We won't go back for another visit.

Patricia Drake Scott

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Great facility. We had our 8 year old's birthday party here. We made slime, watched a digital dome movie and explored the center. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Jennifer Woods

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Took my six year old and we really enjoyed everything about the museum. Science exhibits, train, butterfly garden and the "mounted" animals and insects. Also very reasonably priced.

Susan Clonch

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
It was lots of fun. 2 floors of hands on learning and fun. The dome movies where great. Can't wait to go again.

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Science After Dark at the Danville Science Center

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Danville, VA
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