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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 How we invest your generous gift:

  • $5,000 – One year of classroom supplies for our school visits
  • $2,500 – One month of pupae for our Butterfly Garden
  • $1,000 – A season of Butterflies@5 performances by Opera Roanoke, RSO, and other local cultural organizations
  • $750 – Volunteer Recognition dinner expenses
  • $500 – Open 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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