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Danville Science Center

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Address: 677 Craghead Street, Danville, VA 24541
Phone Number: (434) 791-5160
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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LOVE this place

Such a great place to take the kids. Very affordable, too - making it easy for any family to enjoy with the children during the summer. The only downside I could see is that it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Victoria F
Danville, Virginia
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Danville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a great place to take the kids. Very affordable, too - making it easy for any family to enjoy with the children during the summer. The only downside I could see is that it's small w/ limited entertainment, but is a very nice place to visit considering it's in a small town.

Thank Victoria F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I met up at the Science Center on an early morning. We took our chidren--ages 12, 8, and 7--and they all were fascinated by the variety of activities. We spent the day meandering leisurely through the exhibits in the multiple buildings of the science center, including the old train depot and butterfly garden. We packed a picnic,... More 

Thank Destination_Fun
Danville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit was to accompany another person. Found that the cost was reasonable. Though disappointed would have to pay additional $ for another section. Annoying and most likely few people want to spend nore.

Thank oldnacl416
Daytona Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a first class science center. Professionally made exhibits. Our 10 year old charge loved it... and has been here many times before. Very engaging. Extraordinarily friendly staff. We also saw two moves in the theater...very nice.

1 Thank Daytonabeachguy
Axton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My kids thoroughly enjoyed this museum they are 7 and 9! Nothing was too difficult for them to do and figure out. We had a blast and literally had the whole place to ourselves on a Saturday morning. They have a planetarium and butterfly exhibit. There are many more smaller exhibits that are awesome! We will definitely go back soon.

1 Thank deejoyce
ottawa canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Nice for a quick visit. They has some interesting things to see. Certainly not a full day thing, but worth the visit.

Thank Barry H
Ruffin, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

You cannot beat the Danville Science center if you want interactive fun with your children. The Butterfly garden is incredible as is the gentleman who works that area. We LOVED this place and will go again!

1 Thank B C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Went to the science center with my daughter on a field trip. She loved it....alot of information and exhibits and the guides were friendly, tentative and encouraged the students to ask questions... I encourage you to take your kids to this center.

Thank Tammatha P
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

I grew up in Danville and fondly remember Johnny Westbrook, a local celebrity who collected and displayed all sorts of science exhibits and information. I think that much of his collection has ended up in the Science Center, so it brings back memories. However, this is not just a local yokel sort of place. It's a really well done learning... More 

Thank Brenda P
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

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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