Museum Sites

As the nucleus of scientific inquiry in Virginia, the Museum is also the parent organization to the Danville Science Center, the Virginia Aviation Museum, and the Rice House.

Danville Science Center
677 Craghead Street, Danville, VA 24541
Situated in the tobacco warehouse district in the Crossing at the Dan, the Danville Science Center was originally built as part of the 1899 Southern Railway Station. Today the building offers hands-on exhibitions and seasonal programs, such as acting as one of Virginia’s only butterfly greenhouses. The Danville Science Center is recognized as a historical landmark by the Virginia Landmarks Commission and the National Register of Historic Places.

Virginia Aviation Museum
5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond, VA 23250-2416
The Virginia Aviation Museum is a place where curiosity takes flight. The Museum features reproductions of the Wright Brothers’ kite, gliders, and the famous 1903 Wright Flyer. Handle early flight memorabilia and tour the history of flight in the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame. Let your imagination soar while observing 38 vintage aircraft and a World War II diorama that includes the Tuskegee Airmen and the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots. When it comes to what you can learn at the Aviation Museum, the sky is the limit!

The Rice House
1000 Old Locke Lane, Richmond, VA 23226
Gifted to the Museum by Ambassador and Mrs. Walter Rice, the Rice House was designed by notable modernist architect  Richard Neutra. Situated on Lock Island in the  James River, the Rice House serves as an excellent example of mid-century contemporary design.  Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, the Rice House hosts meetings and events and offers accommodations for visiting scientists and dignitaries.