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Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke

(3.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
The Science Museum of Western Virginia is the oldest science museum in Virginia, founded in 1970 by a group of teachers and community volunteers to provide informal science experiences to enhance education in the classroom. While the organization has grown and moved into larger and more accessible facilities, it has never strayed from its mission focus.
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  • We were pretty impressed with our visit to the Science Museum. It is on the small size compared to other science museums we have visited but what they had was fun and educational. On the down side, I ...  more »
  • Fun two-story Museum in Center in the Square that has grown more interactive, particularly for elementary age kids. Revised spaces now include a Makerspace, a coding space, and a large big blue blocks...  more »
  • lots of interactive exhibits for the kids.They also have a rotating exhibit so there is always something new. The butterfly garden is well worth the extra charge  more »
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  • Love the candy shop and butterfly garden! The pinball machine museum is amazing! Its an incredibly kid friendly environment. Don't forget to get your Pokestops!
  • Great place to spend a day. Free old school video games and tons of exhibits
  • Great place for kids and adults. Multiple mini museum inside.parking garage next door that is connected to the museum. Took my son here for the first time and we both enjoyed it.we left the museum and walked downtown for lunch and went to Dr pepper park and return to the museum with no charge. Buatiful roof top deck.
  • Most fun your kids can have in this town and the new management keeps improving the place!
  • So many things to do and look at. Might learn something new while you're here too! Great location in the heart of downtown Roanoke.