A true cultural complex, The Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences is located in Rocky Mount, NC, and is one site that should make your list of family vacation spots. Housed in newly constructed and in rehabilitated historic tobacco factory buildings and spanning a full city block in downtown Rocky Mount, NC, the Centre features a wide variety of activities to suit every interest, helping to make it one of the most popular family-friendly vacation attractions in the area. Designed to appeal to visitors of all ages, The Centre features an Arts Center, Children’s Museum, Theatre, and Science Center. Offering opportunities for educational programs and creative expression, for more information on The Imperial Centre, call Nash County Travel and Tourism today. Our experienced guides can help you plan your visit down to the last detail to help you make the most of your trip. Contact us today to learn more about available travel packages.


Buck Leonard Exhibit The Buck Leonard Exhibit is located in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. It contains artifacts from Buck Leonard’s playing career and personal items that depict his accomplishments over a lifetime. Buck Leonard is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Children’s Museum And Science Center Housed within the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences in Downtown Rocky Mount, the Children’s Museum and Science Center is the hub of exploration and adventure; housing North Carolina’s first digital planetarium, permanent and rotating art exhibits, a puppet theatre, live animal habitats and a NC Coastal “living” marsh.
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The Maria V. Howard Arts Center Located at the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences, the Maria V. Howard Arts Center includes three main components: a visual arts building with nine rotating art galleries, a theatre, and an education center that are always buzzing with activity. The Art Center’s permanent collection includes over 400 pieces of art, many of which are by NC artists. Additionally, the Gallery Shop sells a wide variety of clay, glass, accessories, and more. The Maria V. Howard Arts Center is a perfect place for all ages and interest to experience and learn!
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The Theatre At The Imperial Centre The Theatre, a 300-seat facility, is home to one of the state’s finest community theater groups. Local and traveling productions range from the best of Broadway to nationally known musical and theatrical performers.
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