What's in Our DNA

The Danville Science Center has been the Dan River Region’s educational and cultural anchor since 1995. Inspiring more than 50,000 guests each year, the Science Center offers the chance to explore STEM concepts and skills with interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, live demos, touring exhibitions, breathtaking Digital Dome Theater presentations, and special events.

The Science Center recently completed a major refreshment of its core exhibits. These new world-class experiences are custom designed to give guests of all ages new chances to discover the STEM all around them. Our atmosphere is immersive, fun, and innovative, one where everyone can experience how STEM affects their world and their future.

Not matter your age, income level, or science background, the Science Center is all yours. Yours to experience. Yours to discover.

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A Statewide Family

The Science Center is a part of the Science Museum of Virginia, a state-supported agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia whose mission is to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science!

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Support the Science Center

Your generous support enables the Science Center, now and in the future, to spark inspiration, encourage guests to challenge what they know, and look to the future with STEM as a guide.

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Join Our Team

Whether you're looking to be part of our staff, want to help out as a volunteer, or just want to feel like family by becoming a member, there is a place for you at the Science Center!

For media inquiries, contact Science Center Executive Director Adam Goebel at 434.791.5160 ext. 200 or agoebel@smv.org.

Explore the Science Center

See what you can discover!

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Before Your Visit

Learn about hours, programming, admission, and more!

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What Are People Saying?

Very fun and educational ... love the Digital Dome.

Destiny B.

Took my six year old and we really enjoyed everything about the museum. Also very reasonably priced.

Jennifer W.

Super great place with a lot to do for all ages!!!

Belinda P.

Great local science museum that provides good interactive exhibits for the whole family. Be sure to check out the butterfly exhibit.

Michael M.

My family and I enjoy the Danville Science Center so much. The staff is super friendly.

Sarah H.