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Center in the Square has a full service box office open Monday – Sunday. Admission tickets to the resident museums – Roanoke Pinball Museum, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the History Museum of Western Virginia, the Science Museum of Western Virginia and Kid’s Square– must be purchased at the Box Office located in the lobby of Center in the Square.

Box Office Policies

Tickets sold by Center in the Square are not refundable or exchangeable except under the following circumstances: Refunds issued only if a show/event is cancelled. Exchanges may be permitted based upon the discretion of individual organization management. Please call the box office at 540.224.1200 for clarification.

Processing Fees and Taxes

The City of Roanoke collects an admissions tax on all admission charges in the city. This tax, plus a nominal ticket processing fee, is not included in most advertised ticket and admission prices sold by Center in the Square.


We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, and checks.

Box Office Hours*

Tuesday – Saturday 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
*Times are subject to change

Admission Prices and Times

For more information about all tickets on sale please call 540.224.1200. or email our Box Office Manager – Sam Williams at

Gift Certificates are available for certain organizations within Center in the Square!  Please call the box office for information or to purchase a gift certificate at 540.224.1200.


Center Pass includes admission to:

  • Harrison Museum of African American Culture
  • History Museum of Western VA *Moved to O Winston Link Museum*
  • Science Museum plus Butterfly Garden
  • Kid’s Square
  • Specific discounts from participating performing arts organizations


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Center Pass with Pinball includes admission to:

  • Harrison Museum of African American Culture
  • History Museum of Western VA *Moved to O Winston Link Museum*
  • Science Museum plus Butterfly Garden
  • Kid’s Square
  • Roanoke Pinball
  • Specific discounts from participating performing arts organizations

*Center Pass with Pinball!*

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Sunday Funday

Center in the Square and its partner organizations are now offering a deeply discounted joint ticket for every second Sunday of the month. Science Museum is no longer participating in Sunday Funday. The Roanoke Pinball Museum and Kid’s Square will now be included in Sunday Funday!

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Kid’s Square

The museum’s exhibits are varied to encourage exercise, imagination play, dexterity socialization and creativity all while educating. Our hands-on exhibits promote learning through play. Explore our town, forest, dig pit, enjoy our theater, be an engineer in our building room and so much more.

Kid’s Square Annual Memberships

SOLD OUT FOR SEASON!  Please check back with us in January 2018.

Enjoy the museum all year for one low price!






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Roanoke Pinball Museum

The Roanoke Pinball Museum is an interactive museum where patrons can play any machine for one admission price.  “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 while introducing a new attraction to Center in the Square and destination for the Roanoke Valley,” said executive director Jim Sears.  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 back glasses and play fields.


On black Friday we will offer pinball memberships at 25% off and 20% off on cyber Monday.  Please click the buy tickets below for your discount.

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Pinball Annual Memberships

Play all year for one low price!

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RENEWAL MEMBERSHIPS:  Please call the box office at 540 224 1200 for special pricing prior to your membership expiring!


The Harrison Museum of African American Cultures, Inc. (HMAAC) is a cultural and educational institution committed to advocating, showcasing, preserving and celebrating the art and history of African Americans for Roanoke Valley citizens and visitors. Our purpose is to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of people of African descent.

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The History Museum of Western Virginia exists to promote an interest in the broad spectrum of history with emphasis on that of southwestern Virginia; to collect, preserve, interpret, and make available materials relating to that history; to sponsor research and publication in the field of regional history; and to provide educational services to people and institutions throughout southwestern Virginia.

*The History Museum of Western Virginia has combined its history exhibits with the O. Winston Link Museum exhibits at 101 Shenandoah Avenue. *




The O. Winston Museum, 101 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke, is dedicated to preserving, collecting and interpreting the photographic, audio and video works of photographer Winston Link and his project to document the last days of steam along the Norfolk and Western Railway. It currently houses a special History Museum exhibit “Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature” with readings and crafts.  The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays.

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To make science and technology accessible to all people by being an outstanding regional institution that ignites and nurtures life-long learning.

We fulfill our mission by:

Providing hands-on interactive exhibits.
Offering a variety of innovation programs, both on-site and in the community.
Preserving our collections and using them to enhance learning.
Creating a welcoming atmosphere that stimulates curiosity and wonder.

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  • Virginia’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration!
  • Enjoy music from several bands, a DJ, and ring in the New Year in Market Square.
  • VIP and General admission tickets available.
  • Children 12 and under FREE.
  • VIP includes- exclusive access to Penthouse at Center in the Square with an incredible meal by Center Stage Catering, featuring live music by Dueling Pianos, amazing atmosphere and decor above the city of Roanoke with seating, heating and unmatched fun.
    All VIP tickets include all features of general admission including (4) band concert at Market Square Plaza, Roanoke Star Rise at Midnight, free gaming at Roanoke Pinball Museum and Party in the Market Building.

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  • Annual event of holiday displays and special music and story programs being held at new location this year, the O. Winston Link and History Museums, 101 Shenandoah Ave. NE, across from Hotel Roanoke. Two types of public programs: 10 a.m. Sing-a-Long for toddlers; 11 a.m. and noon programs for older children. Santa sings and tells stories; visitors also get to see displays featuring holiday characters that once appeared in Roanoke Valley storefronts during the holidays.

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  • Again this year the History Museum of Western Virginia is offering Santa’s Sing-A-Long. A specially designed event for toddlers ages 0-3. This program is a shorter, interactive experience which includes singing, dancing, and storytelling.

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  • Please join us on Dec 9, the night of the Roanoke Christmas parade, when we light the museum all at one time to kick off the Christmas season. The town and forest are sure to take your breath away as our winter wonderland comes to life. Dinner is provided (Hot Dogs) and families can expect icy bubble fun, cookie decorating, Christmas crafts, and more. End your time with us by taking a cup of hot cocoa, on us, to the Christmas parade. Limited Tickets Available, get them now before they run out!

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Mill Mountain Theatre


Shows include:


  • Valid for parking in the Center in the Square garage or Market garage in downtown Roanoke during the Wed-Sat evening performances.

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  • Part horror comedy musical, part sci-fi spoof; all delicious fun! Little Shop of Horrors has been making audiences all over the country scream with laughter since its debut in the early 80’s. Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelbourn discovers a new breed of plant and names it “Audrey II” after his co-worker crush. The plant, however, has a mind of its own, and promises Seymour fame and fortune as long as Seymour feeds him what he really wants- BLOOD! The musical was turned into a movie in 1986, starring Rick Moranis as Seymour, Steve Martin as Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend, and Levi Stubbs as the voice of Audrey II. Featuring a hit score of 1960s pop/rock by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, this smash hit musical features the songs “Suddenly Seymour,” “Skid Row,” “Feed Me (Git It)” and many more.
  • Rated PG for comical violence

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  • Kick off your holiday season with the adaptation of the classic Christmas movie we all know and love! For Christmas, all 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wants is one thing: a genuine Red Ryder BB gun. But mother, teacher, and even the Santa Claus at Goldblatt’s Department Store tell him the same thing: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Follow Ralphie’s quest for the gift of his dreams, all while enjoying the favorite elements from the movie: Scut Farkas, the school bully, the Bumpus hounds and the turkey, Flick’s tongue on the lamppost, and the Old Man’s leg lamp.

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