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.



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.

Zach Slayton

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

History, Science & Pinball museum all in one. They have a roof top observation deck and butterfly garden. They offer packages and individual activities. Great place to take the kids.

Todd Schuman

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Great place to take the kids. Lots of fun activities for everyone.

Debra Weir

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Excellent exhibts. Lots to see.

Ben Sheppard

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

Good for children. Still entertaining for adults