The Science Museum of Western Virginia

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

Visit / Groups


Plan ahead and book in advance.

May is a peak visitation month, and classes fill up quickly.  If you plan to visit in May, it’s best to make a reservation at least eight weeks in advance, in order to reserve the dates, times and programs of your choice.

Click Here to complete our online In-Museum Group Visit Request Form

You have a reservation only if you have received a reservation confirmation, which will be (e)mailed to you as quickly as possible.

Most requests are processed within eight working days. If you sent us a request for a May visit more than eight weeks ahead (thank you), you should receive your confirmation six to eight weeks before the date of your visit.

Group Discounts

Group discounts are for groups of 15 or more with two weeks notice.

Because groups enjoy a discounted admission fee, individual membership passes and other discounts and coupons are not valid toward group admission fees.

Museum Exhibits – CHILD (2-5)
$4.00 per child (+$3.00 butterfly garden)
Museum Exhibits – YOUTH (6-17)
$5.00 per youth (+$3.00 butterfly garden)
In-Museum Class
$5.00 per youth
Museum Exhibits – ADULT
$5.00 per adult (+$4.00 butterfly garden)
Butterfly Garden Only – ADULT
$5.50 per adult

Contracting schools are prepaid by their school district.

Groups are also welcome to schedule time to pan for gems and minerals at our Rock Sluice. Every child will receive their own bag of sand and they get to take home what they find!  $6.00 per child

IMPORTANT:  Please tell us if you have special needs!

Special Hours for Groups

During the school year, the Science Museum can open as early as 9:30 am for groups of 15 or more.

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