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Address: 677 Craghead St, Danville, VA 24541-1503
Phone Number: +1 434-791-5160
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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
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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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fun for everyone

this is in a really nice area of Danville that is being restored and looks great. There are quite a few things of interest in this small museum and especially for kids. they have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 23, 2016
Lisa H
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Chatham, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is a really nice museum for a town this size. It is part of the Science Museum in Richmond. There are some great hands-on exhibits. It is next to the train station so that is fun. There are stuffed animals which could be off putting for some.

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Chatham, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

this is in a really nice area of Danville that is being restored and looks great. There are quite a few things of interest in this small museum and especially for kids. they have activities throughout the year and it is a lot of fun.

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Danville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 

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Danville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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.

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Daytona Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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.

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Axton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ruffin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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