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Science Museum Of Western Virginia

One Market Square SE, 4th Floor

Our Mission:
To make science and technology accessible to all people by being an outstanding regional institution that ignites and nurtures life-long learning.

We fulfill our mission by:
Providing hands-on, interactive exhibits.
Utilizing our planetarium as an educational and entertaining resource.
Offering a variety of innovative programs, both on-site and in the community.
Preserving our collections and using them to enhance learning.
Creating a welcoming atmosphere that stimulates curiosity and wonder.



Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Loved this place!! Great for families. Very interactive and engaging - perfect place for kids!! Teaches real scientific principles, too. Practical and useful. Would love to go back!! 😁


Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
This is a great museum in the heart of Roanoke. I think it is especially good for children, as there are lots of hands on activities that allow for scientific exploration. A great feature of this museum is a special set of rooms that are dedicated to sensory play. There are also employees and volunteers that are very helpful and interact very well with children, showing them, for example some of the live animals they could touch or other activities they could play with. Well worth the cost of admission for a good morning or afternoon spent with the family.

Caleb Compton

Sunday, May 6, 2018
One of my all time favorite museums, especially in this part of Virginia. There are several floors, all child and adult friendly, in which there are various exhibits on each floor and generally themed a bit by floor. The butterfly and koi roof top was an amazing add on and all the remodeling was well worth the closure several years back. I was fortunate enough to fabricate and install all of the new stone countertops and other pieces, so I was super excited to see what was new.

Shelbi Withrow

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Very educational. Loved the butterfly garden and the fact that we could do a butterfly release ❤️

Kristen Kelley

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
I've been going here since I was a kid. It's clean, updated, and easy to access. It's fun. They now have a children's museum. I love going here with my family.

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