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Danville Science Center

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Family Enjoyed Themselves

The kids all enjoyed the interactive displays. They all were learning while having fun. We went in... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Fairbanks, Alaska
Interesting place to visit

Lots of hands on activities and educational exhibits. Digital dome theater is first class. Friday... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
tommy d
Danville, Virginia
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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...more
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677 Craghead St, Danville, VA 24541-1503
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All reviews hands on activities all ages museum visit a lot of fun whole family dome butterflies exhibits digital telescope niece display
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The kids all enjoyed the interactive displays. They all were learning while having fun. We went in the offseason during the Winter. Would have liked to see the greenhouse with all the butterflies. That is kind of what they're proud of. If you have time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Lots of hands on activities and educational exhibits. Digital dome theater is first class. Friday night was also good for star gazing with the museum telescope.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank tommy d
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Have been to two separate events at the Danville Science Center. Both times we saw videos in the dome and were amazed with the graphics and sound. All staff were extremely helpful and informative. Also went outside to view stars through their telescope. There was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 288deborahk
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

So this museum is small so options of displays are limited however this museum trully allows your children to touch every display and help them create an imaginary world

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

A lot of fun for kids of all ages. Look and plan for special events. Digital Dome theater features very fun and instructive movies that changes periodically.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank francoischenard
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I stopped by with my grown niece & her husband and we were very impressed. I can not wait until my 2 grandchildren visit Danville so I can take them there. They will love it! Danville should be proud to have such a wonderful science...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank muniaoUSA
Reviewed October 3, 2017

One of Danville's best attractions! Friendly staff, knowledgeable personnel, a variety of exhibits and a lovely location make this one of my favorite spots!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank juancarlosreyphd
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This place was very nice. If you like science and you live in Danville, head here. Pros: There's a room for lots of cool games and the whatnot along with another one. They also have lots of other cool rooms. Cons: Almost nobody goes to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank TamagotchiAdvisor23
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The Danville Science Center has two main buildings. The more modern building offers science interaction exhibits for children around ages 8-15. Adults will find it informative as well. The domed theatre is a special treat and reasonably priced. The older railroad station museum across the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Albert V
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Very nice traveling exhibits. All other exhibits, quite dated. The train part of the museum is very nice with super knowable staff.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank patricialP1110BZ
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February 14, 2019|
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Response from JimmyD1159 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It honestly depends on your kids and their ages. My kids loved the upstairs with all the interactive displays. If you go during the Summer give yourself more than three hours. With winter hours plan on at least three... More
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July 23, 2018|
Response from francoischenard | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are many science discovery themes for all ages. Also the movies at the dome are interesting.
Rebecca E
August 16, 2016|
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