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Science Museum of Western Virginia & Hopkins Planetarium
Ranked #24 of 74 things to do in Roanoke
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Owner description: Fun for the whole family, the Science Museum of Western Virginia features a tropical butterfly garden filled with butterflies from around the world; fun and interactive exhibits exploring Healthy Bodies, Healthy Earth and How It Works; live animals and the popular "FROGS"; the Living River & Touch Tank; and amazing traveling exhibits such as "TUTANKHAMUN: Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh's Tomb," running June 14-Dec. 31, 2014.
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Many, many interactive science displays. Fun for all ages. Obviously designed primarily for children, but we (ages 66 and 69) also had a great time. The butterfly garden is very impressive, small but well maintained with lots of colorful plants and butterflys.

Thank WGater
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This museum is trying to keep up with the times. Nice to see that. This can entertain young and old alike. Plenty of good walking, plenty of things to see...makes for a nice afternoon out with or without the kids. (Have to deal with the notorious parking of Roanoke, but once you get past that...makes for a good time.)

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a perfect outing for the 12-year old who was with me. The Butterfly Garden is charming, and the Lab was a great source of fun performing the experiments available with the lab tech. The City Market is just a few feet away from the Center in the Square, so we had so much fun combining the two things.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Last week my great grandchildren, ages 12,10, 8 and 6 were visiting and we went to the Science Museum and Butterfly Garden. They loved it and we ended up in the lab near closing time and the teen age volunteers very patiently helped them with the experiments.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Roanoke has done a great job bringing in all that is available at the Science Museum, good wholesome family fun and very Educational!

Thank vette
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