Pinball Museum


Coming Soon… Roanoke Pinball Museum

The Roanoke Pinball Museum is an interactive museum dedicated to the science & history of pinball. Our mission is to cultivate curiosity in science, art and history through pinball while preserving & honoring its role in American culture.

The Roanoke Pinball Museum will open its doors in the summer of 2015, with a minimum of 25 machines with production dates ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s. Admission to the Roanoke Pinball Museum will allow patrons to play at their leisure, but also to learn. Pinball players, young and old, will be introduced to the history of pinball, the science behind the game, and have an opportunity to appreciate the color, composition and overall design of the backglasses and playfields. SOL-compliant curriculum and educational resources will be available to students and teachers to reinforce their visit to the museum. We have the opportunity to playfully educate and introduce a new generation to a game that has consistently reflected the sign of the times in American pop culture.

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2015 Annual Dinner


2015 Annual Dinner

Center in the Square Annual Dinner featuring the History Museum of Western Virginia. With special presentation by Bud Robertson. “Robert E. Lee: the Postwar Challenges.”

Tuesday, September 15th at Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave. Roanoke, VA 24016 5:30 pm – cocktails and a silent auction. 7:00 pm – dinner with program. Tickets for individual seats are available through the McDonald’s Box Office located inside Center in the Square. Tickets can also be purchased here. To purchase tickets by phone please call 540.224.1200. Please purchase your tickets before September 8th.

Corporate Tables are available by calling Julee Goodman at 540 224 1211.

Spring Break Coral Reef Aquarium Adventure


Spring Break Coral Reef Aquarium Adventure
Thursday, April 9, Grades K-2
Friday, April 10, Grades 3-5
$25.00 per child
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Muddy Squirrel has partnered with Center in the Square to bring you an interactive ocean adventure right here in downtown Roanoke! Parents, take a morning break and leave your kids with us to explore the living world of the coral reef. We’ll discover clownfish, seahorses, yellow tangs, jellyfish and more through hands-on activities, crafts and games. We’ll also explore the Roanoke River watershed and learn how to protect the turtles, fish and other wildlife that make it their home.