Roanoke’s Center in the Square offers six different museums for spring break fun

ROANOKE, Va. – If you are looking for something fun to do with your children during spring break, Downtown Roanoke has you covered.

Here are some ideas for a full day at Center in the Square.

Roanoke Pinball Museum

The Roanoke Pinball Museum is an interactive museum will a variety of pinball machines and exhibits from 1932 to present-day. Its goal is to get children excited about the science, art, and history of pinball. Visitors of all ages can enjoy playing the different games. Tickets for children ages 3 to 10 years old are $10 and ages 11+ are $13.50. Once you enter the museum, each game is free to play.


Located on the second floor of Center in the Square, the Roanoke STARCADE is a 3,000 square foot facility that features classic and new arcade games. Some of the games include ski ball, air hockey, Pac-Man and more. The STARCADE is similar to the Pinball Museum - once you pay the entry fee, you can experience endless gaming. Tickets are $12 each.

Kids Square

Kids Square provides a safe, educational, and fun place to explore, play, and learn. This museum is geared towards children ages 10 and under. You can experience interactive and hands-on learning with each exhibit. There is a town, a theatre, forest, dig pit, building area, sensory cove, 811 interactive zone, and a black light glow room. This museum is located on the third floor of Center in the Square and tickets are $9 each.

Science Museum of Western Virginia

The Science Museum of Western Virginia shows children how our community explores science. The museum has two floors of exciting hands-on exhibits that engage visitors of all ages. There is the Hidden Garden that is now home to a number of Parakeets. You can walk around the garden and watch the colorful birds fly overhead and you can even feed them. Ticket prices depend on your age.

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