One of America's most iconic motorcycle brands has rolled into the Dan River Region. “Hands-On Harley-Davidson™” recently opened at the Danville Science Center. The interactive touring exhibition lets young children explore the engineering, history and mechanics of the popular bikes.

Guests can step inside a kid-sized true-to-life Harley-Davidson dealership and customize a Road King®-inspired motorcycle, dress up like a biker and take a simulated ride featuring realistic sounds and special effects.

Stations throughout the exhibition highlight the importance of bike maintenance, engine systems and protective gear. Engaging, family friendly activities create fun learning experiences at every turn!

Designed for guests ages 3-12, this one-of-a-kind experience introduces children to real-life motorcycles through hands-on activities that teach basic physics and design principles.

Guests of all ages are familiar with Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and will enjoy playing, exploring and discovering how the iconic vehicles are connected to science. It’s the perfect reminder that STEM is all around us.

“Hands-On Harley-Davidson™” is open during regular operating hours (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday) until May 14.

“Hands-On Harley-Davidson™” is included with Danville Science Center admission. Members, active military and children three and under are admitted free. The Science Center offers discounts for military and EBT cardholders.

“Hands-On Harley-Davidson™” was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Hands-On Harley-Davidson” and Harley-Davidson® are trademarks of H-D and are used with permission. © 2013 H-D. All rights reserved.

Danville Science Center, 677 Craghead Street, Danville, VA 24541

About Danville Science Center

The Danville Science Center is the Dan River Region’s educational and cultural anchor. Located in the Danville Passenger Rail Station since 1995, and expanding into the Southern Railway building in 2005, the Science Center offers curious guests the chance to explore STEM concepts and skills with interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, live demonstrations, touring exhibitions, breathtaking presentations in the Digital Dome Theater and special events. Adventurers, investigators and explorers of all ages can stimulate their interests, get inspired and connect to the world around them. The Science Center is a satellite location of the Science Museum of Virginia located in historic Broad Street Station in Richmond. Learn more at