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McDonald’s Box Office

Center in the Square has a full service box office open Monday* – Sunday. Admission tickets to – Roanoke Pinball Museum, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Roanoke STARCADEKids SquareScience Museum of Western Virginia, and  the O. Winston Link Museum/History Museum of Western Virginia– must be purchased at the Box Office located in the lobby of Center in the Square or online below.


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

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The Center Pass is an all-inclusive discounted ticket for all the museums that call Center in the Square home: the Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the Roanoke Pinball Museum, the Roanoke STARCADE, Don & Barbara Smith Children’s Museum – Kids Square, the Science Museum of Western Virginia, and the O. Winston Link Museum/The History Museum of Western Virginia. Worried you can’t do it all in one day? No problem, just hold on to your pass and bring it back within six months to be redeemed at the museum(s) you were unable to visit the first time.

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The Discover Pass is a discounted joint ticket for those looking to explore history and science, it will include access to: the Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the O. Winston Link Museum/History Museum of Western Virginia, and Science Museum of Western Virginia. Worried you can’t do it all in one day? No problem, this pass is valid for a ONE-TIME admission to each museum over TWO consecutive days.

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The Double Play is a discounted joint ticket for those that are looking to have a blast playing at some of the most entertaining places in the Roanoke Valley. This pass allows you to PICK TWO of the following: the Don and Barbara Smith Children’s Museum – Kids Square, the Roanoke Pinball Museum, and the Roanoke STARCADE. Valid only for date purchased.

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The Triple Play is a discounted joint ticket for those that are looking to have 

a blast playing at some of the most entertaining places in the Roanoke Valley, this pass includes access to ALL THREE of the following: the Don and 

Barbara Smith Children’s Museum – Kids Square, the Roanoke Pinball 

Museum, and the Roanoke STARCADE. Worried you can’t do it all in one

 day? No problem, this pass is valid for a ONE-TIME admission to each 

museum over TWO consecutive days.

Kids Square - Children's Museum

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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.

Kids Square Punch Card: 

  • Valid for 10 admissions during normal business hours.
  • One punch per person ages 1 – adult.
  • No expiration date.
  • Applicable taxes and fees additional to the ticket price.
  • Punch Cards are available through the box office only.
  • Please call 540-224-1200 for information or to purchase a Punch Card for Kids Square!


Kids Square Membership:

  • Memberships are available through the box office only.
  • Please call 540-224-1200 for information or to purchase a membership for Kids Square!

Roanoke Pinball Museum

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The Roanoke Pinball Museum is an interactive museum where patrons can play any machine for one admission price.  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.


Roanoke Pinball Museum Memberships:

  • Monthly or Annually
  • Memberships are available through the box office only.
  • Please call 540-224-1200 for information or to purchase a membership for the Roanoke Pinball Museum!

Roanoke STARCADE

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With a name honoring another iconic Roanoke structure, The Roanoke STARCADE is a new, 3,000 square foot facility just a quick walk from the Roanoke Pinball Museum on the 2nd floor of Center in the Square featuring classic and new arcade systems and activities for gaming, competition, private engagements and of course, great fun.

Harrison Museum of African American Culture

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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.

Mill Mountain Theatre

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  • Peruse our 2019 Season online: millmountain.org/shows
  • Parking is available at the following locations:
    • Center in the Square Parking Garage (11 Campbell Ave SE)
    • Campbell Court Parking Garage (17 Salem Ave SW)
  • Book a reservation at the following downtown restaurants and receive 10% off your bill when you present your ticket stub:
    • Fortunato
    • Lucky
  • Enjoy the show!

Science Museum of Western Virginia

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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.


Opera Roanoke: Desire of the Soul: A Recital of African American Art Song.

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Miami native, soprano Christine Jobson and renowned pianist, Dr. Gregory Thompson present a one-afternoon-only concert featuring the work of history’s most notable African American composers. With songs by H.T. Burleigh, Betty Jackson King, and Florence Price, this is a lesson in culture you will not want to miss. Witness the power of the human voice in an intimate and relaxed setting on the Trinkle Mainstage at Center in the Square. For Season Tickets call (540) 982-2742.

Reception for Desire of the Soul

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Sunday November 3, 2019 @ 5:00PM

A reception will follow the performance of Desire of the Soul: A Recital of African-American Art Song at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture on the 2nd floor of Center in the Square. An informal meet and greet with the artists and light refreshments will be available.

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 included in most advertised ticket and admission prices sold by Center in the Square.

Payments

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

Box Office Hours*

Monday – Saturday 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

*Closed on Mondays from Labor Day to Memorial Day

*Times are subject to change

For more information about all tickets on sale please call 540-224-1200 or email our Box Office Manager at info@centerinthesquare.org