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Danville Science Center

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Address: 677 Craghead St, Danville, VA 24541-1503
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+1 434-791-5160
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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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Nice for adults; great for kids

Went here with my better half's family for an afternoon. The museum is actually in a couple of buildings including the train station. There is a butterfly garden, a railroad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my better half's family for an afternoon. The museum is actually in a couple of buildings including the train station. There is a butterfly garden, a railroad caboose, several hands on exhibits for the kids and a domed planetarium show. Good family fun

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Dover, Delaware
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135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Every time I am in Danville I take my daughter here. It had a wide variety of things to see and other interactive options to stimulate young minds (and older ones alike).

Thank TNorla
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 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.

Thank denise r
Chatham, Virginia
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 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.

Thank Lisa H
Danville, Virginia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 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.

Thank Victoria F
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 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 

1 Thank Destination_Fun
Danville, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 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.

Thank oldnacl416
Daytona Beach, FL
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510 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 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.

1 Thank Daytonabeachguy
Axton, Virginia
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 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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357 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 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

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