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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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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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We Make Science FUN. The Danville Science Center delights all ages with its...

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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Outstanding Science Museum for Kids, Families

Attractive, well-maintained, interactive science museum complex with Dome Theater (movies and sky shows), large travelling exhibit space, impressive collection of natural objects... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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165 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attractive, well-maintained, interactive science museum complex with Dome Theater (movies and sky shows), large travelling exhibit space, impressive collection of natural objects, some permanent interactive exhibits. Consistently very strong for ages 4-10. Current travelling exhibit Design Zone particularly impressive for embedded math/science/engineering that kids really like--video games to alter and replay, rides to create and test, small ball catapult to... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a great place to take the kids, we always have a great time and eat at the Golden Leaf Bistro after

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1 Thank tify1
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66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Went on a field trip with the kids. Very nice place. I prob enjoyed the butterflies the most. We would def go again and recommend it to other people.

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1 Thank Doublemints
Danville
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The exhibit DSC has up now is fantastic for children. I could not get our grandchildren to leave! They love the "hands on" exhibit based on the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood!

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2 Thank F2240FRjacks
Dry Fork
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

my grandchildren all ages like this location. breezy and interesting.interaction activities for the kids. butterfly cage area as well as the railroad car.

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1 Thank tarrytett3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Meghan S
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Judy J
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

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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2 Thank Beigedawg
Winston-Salem, NC
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12 reviews
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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1 Thank phreethynker
Raleigh, North Carolina
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270 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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