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Address: 677 Craghead Street, Danville, VA 24541
Phone Number: (434) 791-5160
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: We Make Science FUN. The Danville Science Center delights all ages with...
We Make Science FUN. The Danville Science Center delights all ages with its hands-on exhibits and special programs that make science fun for everyone. During butterfly season (April-October), don't miss the beauty of the Butterfly Station and Garden - one of only a few butterfly greenhouses in Virginia.
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We went on a rainy day and spent about 2 hours. We got through the main building and watched a movie in the dome before they closed. Our kids (5 and 8) want to go back the next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Meghan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went on a rainy day and spent about 2 hours. We got through the main building and watched a movie in the dome before they closed. Our kids (5 and 8) want to go back the next time we're in town to finish the other parts of the museum and to catch another movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a great place for anyone. There are so many interesting things to see and do. If you are visiting Danville take time to go. The planetarium is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Took my 6 yr old niece and she loved it. Lots of interactive things to do and play with. Definately recommend it!

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Winston-Salem, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

While this wasn't the best science/children's center I've been to, it was enjoyable. It cost $14 for two adults and a child under 2, which isn't too bad for a morning of entertainment. I was a little disappointed that the bathroom upstairs didn't have a diaper changing station since this is a very child-focused center, but we did find one... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a small science center with exhibits. It seemed to me that $18 for my kids and $14 for my wife an I was a little much for what we saw and did. It's a go-there-once-and-you've-seen-everything type of place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I recently chaperoned a field trip to the Danville Science Center, and everyone loved it. The classroom time with the staff member who presented "the Big Chill" was great for students and very engaging. The butterfly house and hands on activities were enjoyable as well. We were able to watch the Flight of the Butterflies in the dome and it... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We spent about 2 hours here with our young children (ages 3-6). The museum is spread over two buildings (science center and train station). There are hands-on activities, a movie theatre and lots of animal specimen - quite a collection. Behind the train station, there is a butterfly garden. The city does a good job of drawing families in. The... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Permanent exhibits include taxidermy, rocks/minerals, fun places to play. Current travelling exhibit space featured "From Here to There," an exploration of simple machines. Two "ball" stations, including a free play area with ramps, pulleys, etc., and "air tubes" for transport, held our kids' (ages 4 and 10 months) interests for a long time in this exhibit. Dome theater is reasonably... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The 2 buildings offer natural science and great exhibitions and soon too : digital movies in our own Digital Dome. How exciting for us all who live here but also for those travelling through. The staff is eager to show you around. Just stop in and get a family membership to use all around the nation : great value and... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This place is a perfect place to take my 4 year old granddaughter. There are all kinds of kid friendly hands on exhibits and I have to drag her away most of the time. She wants to stay and visit with the butterflies or ride on the free hovercraft or play with the zillions of puppets. And the staff is... More 

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Additional Information about Danville Science Center

Address: 677 Craghead Street, Danville, VA 24541
Phone Number: (434) 791-5160
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Danville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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