Where in Virginia can you see butterflies? The answer is the Danville Science Center.
The Science Center is located at 677 Craghead Street in Danville, Virginia. Danville is located about 3 hours southwest of Richmond. This place has been in operation since 1995 and even had to expand to allow access for more exhibits and learning experiences. This Science Center is dedicated to helping you and your children learn through the various programs and exhibits they have on display. They have several seasonal areas as well as permanent year round displays for plenty of hands on fun.
The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please note that the center is often closed on Mondays depending on the time of year. They are also open on Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Group discounts are available, but regular admission is as follows: adults ages 13 through 59 are $6; children between the ages of 4 and 12 are $5; seniors age 60 and over are also $5.
The center has many exhibits and programs as well as different seasonal events such as “the fall fest” and “sky watchers”.
Opening in April of 2010, The Science Center has opened its doors to the world of butterflies.
“The Butterfly Station and Garden” will be open spring, summer, and early fall months.
Here you will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly as well as view several varieties. You can pick up a “viewing sheet” to help you identify each one and learn a small bit of information on all of the ones housed here.
It is an open environment, so your kids are sure to have a lot of fun at this exhibit.
The Danville Science Center has a lot of programs for school aged children which makes this place an ideal location for fieldtrips as well as taking your own kids to have fun and learn at the same time.
There is a small fee for each class you child takes and you need to register beforehand. Please click here for more information about the programs.
They also have activated based on age groups and summer camps available.
They also have year round exhibits where you can learn about the different seasons and how this effects animals as well as plants and humans; learn how electricity and lights work; see some fossils and learn about different animals; and visit “Sproutsville”, an area dedicated to young children where they can learn and play through building blocks and puppets in their own play area.
This is really a fantastic place for school aged kids to go on a fieldtrip or with their families. Help your children become interested in many of these scientific lessons by bringing them here and letting them explore.