Science Museum of Western Virginia receives donated bananas from Roanoke Natural Foods Coop

Roanoke Natural Foods Coop donates bananas for our butterflies to eat.

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Make a secure donation online or call (540)342.5718.

 How we invest your generous gift:

  • $5,000 – One year of classroom supplies for our school visits
  • $1,000 – 4 full scholarships for children to attend 1 week of Summer Camp
  • $500 – Maker Lab supplies for four months
  • $250 – Two months of food for our live animal collection
  • $100 – 10 free museum admissions for underprivileged youth


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Have a car you no longer want, picked up free of charge? Running or not, call Donate for Charity!

Donate Your Car!

Buying a new car? Getting rid of an old one? Selling isn’t your only option. We’ve teamed up with Donate for Charity to make donating your vehicle easy.  It’s a win for all:  you get a minimum $500 tax deduction (or higher, depending on what your car sells for), and Science Museum of Western Virginia receives the net proceeds to support our programs.

By donating your car, you’ll avoid the headache of selling a used vehicle. Whether the vehicle is running or not, Donate For Charity can help process the donation. We certainly appreciate our donors considering this option as a way to help support our cause.  You can either click on the link provided: Vehicle Donation Form, or call Donate For Charity directly at (866) 392-4483.

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Renew your museum membership or give memberships as a gift. You can purchase memberships online or by contacting Visitor Services at or (540)342.5710.


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You don’t have to be a “Science Geek” to volunteer at the Science Museum of Western Virginia! Science Museum volunteers play a vital role by enhancing the experience of our museum visitors. Countless volunteer hours have been donated since we opened our doors in 1971, and we are grateful for every minute of this support. Please call (540)342-5710 or email for more information.


Whether it’s a birthday party or your private event, the Science Museum offers your event one of the most unique, stunning settings in all of western Virginia. Call (540)342.5721 for more information or to schedule an event.

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