Ocean in the Mountains

Here is the first video on the new Ocean in the Mountains You Tube Channel featuring our atrium aquariums!
We are pleased to kick-off a collaborative You Tube Channel with Center in the Square to help promote the aquariums and share our techniques with aquarium keepers.

Two Ways to Support Center

krogerYou can help Center in the Square this holiday season with your Kroger Plus card! 

We’ve created steps to guide you through signing up your Kroger Plus card to help support us. If you have any questions, please email Kathleen at: kfort@centerinthesquare.or or call 540-224-1216.

Step 1: Get a Kroger Plus Card. If you don’t already have a Kroger Plus card, you can pick up a card at any Kroger checkout. If you already have a Plus card, you do NOT need a new one.

Step 2: Go to kroger.com/communityrewards If you have not linked your email account with your Kroger Plus card, you can do so by clicking the orange “register” button. Complete the form and make sure you link your Plus card with the account. The number used to link the card can be found on the back of your Plus Card underneath the bar code. If you have already created an account, click “Sign In” and enter your email and password.

Step 3: After signing in, click the “Account Summary” tab at the top of the page and scroll down to Community Rewards at the bottom of the page:

Step 4: After clicking “Enroll,” complete the form with the donor’s information and click “Save” at the bottom of the form.

Step 5: After clicking “Save,” you will be taken to a page called Find Your Organization. You can enter the number 93104 or type in “Center in the Square” and click “Search”:

Step 6: Select “Center in the Square”, and click “Enroll”. Now you’re ready to earn much-needed funds for the Center in the Square. Thank you for taking the time to enroll your Kroger Plus card. We appreciate your support!


You can also help Center by registering your Amazon account with the Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences. Please take a minute to register at https://smile.amazon.com/ It’s free to register and Amazon will donate .5% with every purchase you make.

Thank you for your support!!


Bring The Green Annual Campaign


Center in the Square invites you to wear the green, experience the green, give the green and win the green!

Donate to the Bring the Green campaign today to support arts and culture in the Roanoke, Virginia region. Bring the Green is an annual campaign fundraising drive that will raise funds needed to continue to provide support for eight arts and cultural organizations including:

  • Harrison Museum of African American Culture
  • History Museum of Western Virginia
  • Mill Mountain Theatre
  • O. Winston Link Museum
  • Opera Roanoke
  • Roanoke Ballet Theatre
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
  • Science Museum of Western Virginia
Support arts and culture and win!

To say thank you for your support, we will have a drawing to give away some really fantastic giveaways. Follow the link and simply donate $5.00 or more to our Bring the Green Annual Campaign and be automatically entered into our drawing. Some of the giveaways include:

  • The Square Society- 2 Microfestivus Tickets
  • Grand Home Furnishing Chair
  • McDonald’s (local owner)- Massanutten Resort Trip
  • Opera Roanoke- 4 Tickets to Cinderella
  • Mill Mountain Theatre- 4 Tickets to Hairspray
  • Greenbrier Classic Autographed PGA limited Edition Golf Bag
  • Brambleton Imports- Free Car Detailing
  • Peter Millar- Green Designer Sportswear Shirt
  • Northwest Hardware- Lawn Mower
  • Center in the Square- Museum Passes
Want to take part in the festivities?

Come join us and have fun at our Bring the Green events!

  • March 13: Free family event at Center in the Square. S’more’s party on the roof! Fun activities for kids, dance-off, tattoos, money machine and more!
  • March 14: Family friendly activities for the Roanoke St. Patrick Day parade.
  • March 17: Center in the Square Atrium extended hours- open until 11pm.
Thanks to our Event Sponsors


McFamily Fun Night



McFamily Fun Night Featuring Center in the Square

Tuesday January 13, 2015 5 pm-7 pm
One Location Only!
McDonald’s Restaurant. 3402 Orange Ave NE, Roanoke,VA 24012. (540) 342-3070


McDonald’s and Center in the Square have partnered up for a special McFamily Fun Night! On January 13, the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 3402 Orange Ave NE, will host McFamily Fun Night featuring Center in the Square. It will be a great opportunity to bring the whole family out to dinner and to have some family fun. The night will include a chance to meet the aquarium team from Center in the Square and you will be able to see real live jellyfish. There will also be crafts and activities for children and special food discounts from 5 pm-8 pm. Come join us for a night of family fun!