Saturday, October 15, 2022 ~ 10am-4pm

Science Museum of Western Virginia- 1 Market Square, Roanoke, VA


This event, as well as museum admission, are FREE for this day only!

See robotics exhibits from LEGOs to 120+ pound FIRST Robotics Competition robots. Test your skill driving a demo robot. Learn more about volunteering or starting a FIRST robotics program in your school. This FREE event is great fun for the entire family, from kindergarten to grandparents

Be sure to check out the FIRST Tech Scrimmage for veteran robotics teams from the New River Valley.  Middle and high school FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams will also be forming alliances and pitting their competition robots against each other in scrimmages that will run throughout the day. 



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Does your team want to compete in the FTC scrimmage or be an FRC team exhibitor?

  • Admission to the FTC Scrimmage AND to the museum is FREE on November 6th for you and everyone you bring! Great fun for the ENTIRE family!
  • Contact Tim Farmer at 


Questions about the event? Contact Scott Turnbull at

Inclement Weather


In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call (804) 404-6653
after 5am for updates