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Danville Science Center

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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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So much fun!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2014
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Stoneville, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

it is great for children 7 up to 13 or 14. It has several interactive features. My wife and I did enjoy some aspectsof this center, parking is adequate, and there is a train station with a stuffed animal museum next door.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I liked the butterfly garden they had and the music floor. That's all we got to thought. Oh but we also got to the animals area. There is a tiger there that according to my brother has "eyes that follow you when you move". Go there if you're in town though. It's really nice.

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Address: 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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