Science After Dark Museum Events

Science After Dark
Every First Friday 5:30–9 pm
Discover the mysteries of the universe during our monthly adventures! Learn how to use and create your own star charts or journey through the night sky in The Dome with a special all-live Cosmic Expedition. Gaze through telescopes and see firsthand some of the wonders of the nighttime sky, weather permitting. This incredible event is brought to you in partnership with the Institute for Advance Learning and Research. Members and students with college ID enjoy free admission to Science After Dark; general admission is $5.

Old 97 Rail Days
September 22 – 23
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 11 am – 2pm

Enjoy N-scale models traveling through tiny towns and rural areas brought to by the Eastern N-Lines partnership. Check out a 1,200 sq. ft display of model trains running and weaving along multi-layer tracks crossing artistic landscapes of mountains, valleys and rivers. Everything is to scale from the loads on the boxcars to the cows in the fields. Walk through a fully restored Norfolk and Western caboose along the train tracks and check out a miniature version of the Old 97 wreck scene and Danville’s historic train station in Science Station. 50% off gallery admission on Saturday, September 22.