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Opening hours

SUMMER HOURS

Memorial Day – Labor Day 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

1pm-5pm

WINTER HOURS

Labor Day – Memorial Day 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Closed

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

1pm-5pm

Extended hours

Would you like to come in early or stay late? The science museum offers flexible opening hours for groups of 15+ people to support their museum experience!

For more information contact our Director of Operations, Christy Brooks, at 540.342.5721 or cbrooks@smwv.org.

Closures

Holidays: We are closed on national holidays to allow our hard-working staff to celebrate with their families. These include: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The Hopkins Planetarium: Alas, our beloved planetarium has experienced a technical issue of galactic proportions. It is currently unavailable for museum visitors. But fear not! Plans for an exciting new exhibit to transform the space are underway and – believe us – will absolutely be worth the wait!

Admission rates

Admission gives you access to all our exhibits on the fourth and fifth floors, including our Hidden Garden, until 5pm on the day of purchase. 

AGE

Infant & Toddler (<3yrs)

Child (3-5yrs)

Youth (6-17yrs)

Adult (18-59yrs)

Educator (NEW!)*

Senior (60yrs+), Military and Student*

MEMBERS

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

NON-MEMBERS

FREE

$7.50

$13.50

$15.00

$12.00*

$13.50*

* We love giving people discounts, but please have a valid I.D with you to benefit from these offers!

Become a member

Interested in becoming a member and gaining unlimited admission to the museum? Go to our membership page for more information about our different packages and their benefits!

Bringing a group of 15+ people? Check out our group packages and see how you can get a discount on admission prices!

Directions & parking

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Center in the Square Building in Downtown Roanoke.

Our address: 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke VA 24011

Parking & transport

Our closest car park is the Center in the Square garage, located on Cambell Ave. Click here for more rates and parking options.

Roanoke also has a FREE Star Line Trolley to transport individuals around Downtown Roanoke. Click here for more information.

We accommodate those with disabilities and provide assistance in gaining access to the museum. If one or more of your party has a disability and you would like more information, please contact our friendly front desk team at 540.342.5710 or frontdesk@smwv.org.