Check out our educational and hands-on exhibits including: Healthy Bodies Gallery, Healthy Earth Gallery, How it Works Gallery, Living River and Touch Tank, Maker Lab/Open Lab, and The Bubble!
The Butterfly Garden at the Science Museum of Western Virginia has transitioned from an exotic butterfly habitat to a native pollinator garden. The new Hidden Garden reflects the growing awareness of the importance of supporting pollinators in all stages of their life cycle. Visitors will be able to search for eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies within the garden.
We are working with Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology to reimagine our planetarium. While renovations are ongoing, the planetarium is closed with occasional exceptions for lectures and school groups. Please check our Events Calendar for lectures or our school groups page for classes.