Learning about science in a museum is safer than experiencing it firsthand by accidentally ingesting a science textbook. Embrace science with today's Groupon, which gets you a ticket to the Science Museum of Western Virginia, located in downtown Roanoke on the fourth to fifth floors of the Center in the Square. Choose between the following Groupons:
- For $6, you get an Adult Ultimate ticket ($13 value).
- For $5, you get a Kids Ultimate ticket ($11 value).
The Science Museum of Western Virginia offers a kid-friendly collection of educational exhibits and science-infused shows. With this deal, you'll not only get admission to the museum, you'll get admission to one film at the 40-foot MegaDome, showing spectacular science celluloid, including the adventurous_Dinosaurs Alive!__ You'll also get admission to one show at the Hopkins Planetarium, which produces astronomy shorts for audiences ranging from Pre-K to 6th grade. Those browsing the Science Museum of Western Virginia's permanent exhibits will find a genuine moon rock alongside terrestrial minerals. And aspiring meteorologists can stand in front of the weather center's green screen and forecast an upcoming candy-cane thunderstorm followed by marshmallow pie tornado.
- I am a huge fan of this museum, and must encourage everyone to bring their families in. Kids get such a charge out of the exhibits, and my daughter loves it as much at 9 as she did at 6! – onesouthgirl, TripAdvisor
Science Museum of Western Virginia
Chartered in 1970 as the first science museum in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Science Museum of Western Virginia educates all ages with interactive exhibits and events. Exhibits include displays that engage visitors with information about healthy living, Earth-themed lessons about geology, energy, and natural resources, and a how-it-works gallery that answers questions about physics, chemistry, technology, and why gravity shuts off every leap day.