The Science Museum of Western Virginia

We are open 7 days a week.
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, 1-5 pm

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How we invest your gifts


 5 pupae for our Butterfly Garden


5 free admissions for low-income children


1 month of food for our live animal collection


Open Lab supplies for 2 months


Butterflies@5 performance by Opera Roanoke, Roanoke Symphony, etc.


Volunteer Recognition dinner expenses


Animal Superpowers exhibit sponsorship


1 month of pupae for our Butterfly Garden


1 year of classroom supplies for our school visits

We greatly appreciate financial donations as they make it possible for the Museum to continue to provide new and engaging exhibits for the community.

Thank you for your gift!


Other ways to support us:


Renew your museum membership or give memberships as a gift. You can purchase memberships online or by calling 540.342.5768.



We love volunteers! We need “on call” volunteers to help with school groups and parties. Please call 540.342.5765 for more information or click here.



Host an event at the Museum. We have a great atmosphere for various events including birthdays, corporate events, holiday parties, alumni gatherings, family reunions, and receptions. Call 540.342.5718 for more information or to schedule an event.



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