From Here To ThereButterfly Station and GardenScience on a SphereEstelle H. Womack Natural History Collection Seasonal Exhibits


From Here To There
Through January 1, 2018
Ride a hovercraft to experience air pressure; float a boat to experiment with air flow. Lift, launch and levitate your way through hands-on exhibits to explore how things move by land, sea and air. Experiment with interactive exhibits that make learning about gravity, friction and the laws of motion fun! Designed to spark conversation and encourage interaction among children and families.

Butterfly Station and Garden
Available April through October
Tour through our Butterfly Station and Garden to view some of nature’s most beautiful creatures! Find out which type of caterpillar certain plants attract, learn the best methods to attract butterflies and get inspired to create your own butterfly garden.
Discover your butterfly IQ! Test your ability to identify different butterfly species and learn about the types that live in the area with our guide sheet.

Before your flight from the Museum, check out a wide selection of butterfly-inspired items in the gift shop!

Do you and/or a friend have talents to share in the Butterfly Station and Garden? Call 434.791.5160 for volunteer opportunities that will take you to new heights!

Permanent Exhibits


Science on a Sphere®
Science on a Sphere® uses computers and projectors to display animated data on the outside of a 6-foot-suspended globe. The sphere shows dynamic images of Earth’s terrain, atmosphere and oceans as well as the Hubble Telescope’s latest imagery of other planets, moons and beyond! Science on a Sphere® was made possible through a generous donation from NASA. Additional funds were provided by Danville Regional Foundation.

Estelle H. Womack Natural History Collection
Journey through three diverse collections about life on Earth and discover everything from vegetation to the world’s most dangerous predators!

Explore Life Along the Dan as you uncover the local fauna and flora in a captivating display. Continue your travels across three continents to walk alongside the Hunters and the Hunted – make sure you watch your step! Round out your journey by digging into Fossils and Minerals and More – Oh My! and finding pieces of the past from across the globe.

Fundamentals of Science
Unlock the secrets of biology, gravity, friction, force, light and magnetism! Discover how your genes make you unique, make sparks fly as you check out electricity and learn about orbits as you launch balls. Embark on a scavenger hunt with a team or challenge yourself to find the answers found in the Museum – it’s fun for learners of all ages!

Sproutsville & Oh! Zone
Step into a small-scale town that is perfect for children ages 3 to 7! Featuring a stage and puppet play area, a loft and a lighthouse, these budding scientists will love playing with building blocks and magnetic shapes before investigating light and color.