For Family Fun, Visit the Science Museum of Western Virginia

Science Museum of Western Virginia

Parenting is hard work, and not just because you have to feed, clothe, and house your kids. You also have to entertain them. Some parents would say that’s the hardest part of the entire gig. One boring day, and your children act as if they’ve been tortured. That means you have to spend a lot of your time planning fun activities. Give yourself a break this weekend by hitting up the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Your kids will have so much fun that you’ll be off the hook for a couple of days. Maybe you can even finally find some time to read a book or something while the kiddos come down from the excitement of the museum.

Here are some things you won’t want to miss at the museum.

Explore Hands-on Exhibits

How many times have you told your kids to not touch something? Is gazillion a number? You say it so much that it even comes out in your sleep. Well, here, they can touch away. The museum is full of hands-on exhibits they can explore. They won’t just get to touch, either. They will learn with every touch. Take in as many of the hands-on exhibits as you can, including the touch tank.

There’s a volunteer by the touch tank to answer your questions about the animals. The touch tank volunteer is always so patient and helpful and makes the experience even more fun for the kids.

See the Butterflies

The butterfly garden is also a must-see. You’ll feel in tune with nature as soon as you walk inside of it. Spend some time talking to the volunteer inside of the garden. The volunteer will talk to you about butterflies and give you a better understanding of the habitat. It’s really interesting, even for the little ones.

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Stay for Storytime

The museum hosts various events, but Storybook Science is one of the best. It’s geared toward preschoolers and held on the first Saturday of the month from September through May. Stop by at 10:30 to hear a story that covers a STEM topic. It’s never too early to get your child interested in science, and this is a great place to start.

You’ll have a lot of family fun at the science museum. You can also enjoy some family fun at Berglund Automotive in Roanoke, Virginia. We have vehicles that are perfect for the entire family, making it easy to take trips with your entire crew. From sporty to luxurious, we have just what you need in your next ride.

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