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. 


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.

billy deal

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018

Our grandson is 2 1/2 years old and loved all the hands on fun. We stayed for 3 hours and be would have stayed longer but a nap was calling him!!!

Don Annis

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

Extremely fun and educational for the whole family. Exhibits are well designed and easy to get kids involved.

Tobi Williams

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Nice family fun day event. We spent almost four hours and saw just about everything in both buildings, the butterfly house and the caboose. It seems likes half of the exhibits are permanent and half rotate. Friendly staff - knowledgable and happy to chat.

Scott Price

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

Good place with changing exhibit and good dome shows.