Our satellite location, the Danville Science Center, has been the Dan River Region’s educational and cultural anchor since 1995. Inspiring more than 50,000 guests each year, the Science Center offers guests the chance to explore STEM concepts and skills with interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, live demos, touring exhibitions, breathtaking Dome presentations and special events. The Science Center has recently completed a major refreshment of its core exhibits. These new world-class, custom exhibits are designed to give guests of all ages new chances to discover the STEM all around them.
Just as a scientist’s quest for knowledge is never ending, our desire to expose all Virginians to the wonders of science is also an ongoing effort. With a projected 2023 opening, the Northern Virginia Science Center will be the second satellite location of the Science Museum of Virginia. This partnership with the Children’s Science Center will create a place of thought leadership, engagement, enrichment, learning, creativity and fun. The Science Center will help spark, develop and grow an understanding and appreciation that science is everything and everything is science. This innovative and ambitious new model will build connections within the community, advance the relevancy of STEM and play a critical role in encouraging people to pursue STEM-related careers. Guests won’t simply see exhibits and galleries; they will see meaningful illustrations of why science matters.