Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Group Visits

The Virginia Discovery Museum welcomes schools and other formally organized community groups. Each group visiting the Virginia Discovery Museum will start with a short orientation, followed by one full hour to explore the exhibits. Museum staff and volunteers assist the group during their visit. Adult chaperones with the group are expected to actively participate with the children.

Group visit days and hours: 

The Museum welcomes group visits Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Group size limits: 

6 - 40 children. One chaperone is required for every five children. These required chaperones are admitted to the museum for free.
*Recommended that your group size should be no more than 50 people total (adults and children).


Our exhibits appeal primarily to very young children through middle elementary. 


The reduced admission fee for groups is $6 per person. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance to receive the reduced rate.

Field Trip Add-on Topics: 

Add on a themed activity, led by a VDM staff member, to make your trip even more exciting! These activity topics are inspired by our Traveling Trunks, and are aligned with Virginia SOLs. The activities can be customized to suit your group and schedule, and run between 20 and 45 minutes. 


Staff led add-on activities are an additional $4 per child.


All Ages: 

Preschool - Grade 1:
Brass Menagerie
Sorting Seashells
Q is for Quilts

Grades 2-5:
Passport to Nigeria
Clay, Corn, and Clouds: the Pueblo Indians
Trade for Cookies