Radford University |
Link: Radford University Site
|Radford University's offerings in the area of performing arts inject an exciting layer into the culture of Radford. Whether it is spring or fall dance concerts, faculty music recitals of every persuasion, plays, art or fashion shows, there is always something to see, hear, and enjoy.
Radford University Planetarium |
801 East Main Street
Curie Hall, Room 43 a Center for the Sciences room M75
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-5441 or 540-831-5652
Link: Radford University Planetarium Site
|The Radford University Planetarium is an educational and entertaining resource offering a full complement of shows that will appeal to audiences of all ages and interests. The goal is to educate audiences about all things astronomical, from the ancient legends of the stars to current knowledge and future exploration of the stars. Can accommodate up to 55 visitors at a time. All shows are free and open to the public. Regular shows on Tuesday and Thursday at 4 pm and 7 pm, and Saturday morning at 10:30 am (kid-centered on Saturdays). Regular shows run throughout the regular semesters, but some summer shows will be posted on the planetarium website as they are confirmed. Parking is easy to find right next to the planetarium in the evenings and on the weekends. Check the planetarium webpage for a listing of the specific shows and showtimes.
RU Art Museum at the Covington Center |
214 Tyler Avenue
Radford, VA 24141
|Open to the public, Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday through Sunday noon to 4 pm. Admission to the RU Art Museum is free of charge. For further information or confirmation of opening hours, please call us.
RU Museum of the Earth Sciences |
RU Museum of the Earth Sciences Radford University, Curie Hall, Room 143
Radford, VA 24141
Link: RU Museum of the Earth Sciences Site
|The Museum of the Earth Sciences (MES) is open from October through November and from January through April while Radford University is in session. It is closed when Radford University is closed.
From May through August, visits may be scheduled by appointment. Contact the MES for details. Normal hours of operation during the MES open season are:
Mondays and Wednesdays - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month - 10:00 am to Noon
Link: Radford University Highlanders Site
|The Radford University Highlanders heat up courts and fields wherever they play and bring an exciting level of competition to the City. Many sporting events are held at the Dedmon Center, a state-of-the-art recreational and convocation complex, that is one of only a few permanent structures in the U.S. with an air-supported fabric roof. The complex features several adjoining facilities, including intermural soccer, football and softball fields and intercollegiate fields and courts for baseball, softball, field hockey and tennis. In addition Patrick D. Cupp Stadium adds an intercollegiate soccer and track and field complex.
Regardless of your sporting interest, catching a Highlander game or match while in Radford will certainly give you a chance to feel the University's spirit.