History, Nature Centers, Science, University
The D. Ralph Hostetter Museum of Natural History, was established in 1968. It is available free to the public on select Sundays. It houses more than 6,000 items, including anthropology artifacts; botanical specimens; fossils; marine life; minerals; crystals and gems; rocks, fluorescent rocks and minerals. It also has mounted heads of American and African game mammals; East African birds; Virginia birds, nests and eggs; Virginia and international insects.
Children's, Natural History, Science
Located at the historic Crossing at the Dan, the Danville Science Center delights all ages with its hands-on exhibits, natural history collection and special programs that make science fun for everyone. During butterfly season (April-October), visit the Center's Butterfly Station and Garden - one of only a few butterfly greenhouses in Virginia. The Science Center is a division of the Science Museum of Virginia.