"2015 Annual Dinner"

Center in the Square Annual Dinner featuring the History Museum of Western Virginia. With special presentation by Bud Robertson. “Robert E. Lee: the Postwar Challenges.”

"Coming Soon the Center... Roanoke Pinball Museum"

The Roanoke Pinball Museum will open its doors in the summer of 2015, with a minimum of 25 machines with production dates ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s. Admission to the Roanoke Pinball Museum will allow patrons to play at their leisure, but also to learn.

"Mountain Corals"

Mountain Corals is a concept created to help fuel a Reef Aquarium Project in Roanoke, Virginia. Roanoke is a beautiful mountainous area in Southwestern Virginia. We operate entirely out of our Life Support Center built to manage our 8,000 Gallon reef. Existing infrastructure, materials, and space keep our costs to operate extremely low, meaning that the maximum amount from each purchase at MountainCorals.org will be going directly to the care and maintenance of our beautiful Living Reef aquarium nestled in the mountains of Virginia.

"5 Things We Love About Roanoke"

We already know Roanoke is cool, and other people are starting to figure it out too. Check out this article that highlights some of the best things about Roanoke.

"Tell Us Your Story"

Center invites you to Visit Downtown Roanoke and “Leave with a Story”. Whether it happened recently or many years ago, we invite you to share your story.

Center in the Square Vision

Center in the Square is a unique home for regional arts & cultural organizations, creating and driving opportunities that enhance education, economic development and quality of life.


Our spectacular 6,000 gallon living coral reef aquarium is the largest aquarium of its type in the Mid-Atlantic Region. It is home to 250 colorful marine fish and 150 live soft and stony corals.

Butterfly Garden

Center in the Square has a full service box office open Monday – Sunday. Tickets to the resident museums, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the History Museum of Western Virginia, and the Science Museum of Western Virginia, can be purchased at the Box Office.

Going Green

We believe that green building is the right and only thing to do - for our city, our world, our children and our legacy. Center has developed comprehensive sustainable design strategies that are in line with the LEED Rating System.


Three Museums are housed in Center in the Square: Science Museum of Western Virginia, History Museum of Western Virginia & the Historical Society of Western Virginia and the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.


Throughout the year, Center’s partner organizations produce an array of brilliant live performances. Center itself houses the Trinkle Main Stage on Market St. and the Waldron Stage on Church Ave.