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Danville Science Center

677 Craghead St, Danville, VA 24541, United States


Danville Science Center is a Science Museum affiliated with the Virginia Science Museum in Danville Tobacco Warehouse, Virginia. The museum contains revolving displays on the bottom level and permanent exhibits on the top floor, including an exhibition Science on a Sphere. Other scientific topics include biology, gravity, friction, strength, light and magnetism. In adjacent Danville station is also housed the Estelle H. Womack Natural History Collection of taxidermied mounts and exhibits on rail history, including the wreck of Old 97. There is a butterfly station for the season. The Danville Science Center, a complex of renovated historic buildings in Danville's downtown warehouse district, opened in 1995 next to the Dan River on the former station of Danville. The museum is now spread over two buildings with the refurbishment in 2005 of the administrative building of the Southern Railway. In 2014, a complete digital dome theater was added.

Experience Science

Learn the mysteries of how things work while scientifically enriching your life. The Danville Science Center is full of hands-on displays. Visit the Digital Dome Theater which offers an immersive experience of its kind.  Explore the most outer regions of the known universe. To make sparks fly, push a button. Discover immersive displays in light and vision, earth science, physics, etc. Explore numerous exhibits on topics such as biology, ecology and natural history. Discover a wide range of natural history items that citizens collect and donate to galleries showcasing the Estelle H. Womack Collection. Learn about local plants that attract butterflies in the Science Center's Seasonal Butterfly Station. The Science Center offers special events and workshops throughout the year. Weekly children's activities promote scientific exploration.

Blue Star Museums

The Danville Science Center is a proud member of the Network of the Blue Star Museums. The National Arts Endowment, Blue Star Families, Defense Department and museums all over America partner with the Blue Star Museums. Blue Star Museums offer free galleries for all active military personnel and their families every summer since 2010, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including national guards and reservations. Complete your visit with a $3 per person option in our Virtual Dome.


This amazing museum is located near the following museums in Danville, California:

  • Blackhawk Museum
  • Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley
  • Museum of the San Ramon Valley
  • The Spirit Of The Old West
  • Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
  • Danville Science Center
  • AAF Tank Museum
  • Langhorne House
  • Schoolfield Museum

All of these wonderful museums are located just a short distance from our location on Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Robert Arnone CPA.






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