Storybook Science

Perfect for your pre-schooler, STORYBOOK SCIENCE features a story time and take-home craft. Storybook Science is held on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. This program is free for Science Museum members, and included in the regular museum admission for non-members.

The stories we choose provide a fun, engaging way to experience a variety of STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The crafts provide a chance to explore the topic more directly as well as promoting motor skill practice. We try to include supplemental material to investigate such as tools used by scientists in that field or objects to examine with magnifying glasses or microscopes.

Join the fun on the first Saturday of each month from September through May!


Roanoke Robotics & Makers Club of Southwest Virginia

Roanoke Robotics

The Roanoke Robotics Club meets at the Science Museum on the first Saturday of the month at 12:00 Noon.  If you want to build and operate robots, come join people who share your interest!  From beginners to advanced builders, they have it!  (Meetings not held in all months of the year – call (540) 819-8020 to confirm beforehand.)

For more, visit their Meetup listing.



STEM Tavern at Soaring Ridge Craft BrewersSTEM TAVERN LOGO short

What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining?

Why, beer of course!

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers. STEM Tavern features a fascinating science presentation plus good beer. For each beer sold at STEM Tavern, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers will make a donation to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! A food truck will also be on hand.




You can find more programs on our Events Calendar!