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Kid*Vention


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10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18
Recommended Ages: 2 to 10, with Adult
Located at the Key Recreation Center

Suggested Donation $5 per Family*

Strap on your goggles and slip into your lab coat for Kid*Vention, the Virginia Discovery Museum’s annual family celebration of everything science! Families are invited to explore a variety of scientific fields through hands-on demonstrations, experiments, games, and more as we introduce kids to biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, physics, and zoology and inspire them to explore the world around them. Located just a short walk from the Museum, Kid*Vention is recommended for children ages 2 to 10, but all ages are welcome.

2017 Kid*Vention Exhibitors

We are excited to feature 40 local exhibitors at this year’s event! Don’t miss our Countdown to Kid*Vention on Facebook, starting Feb. 1, as we introduce you to some of our 2017 exhibitors and their activities.

Countdown to Kid*Vention

*The $5 Kid*Vention entry donation includes a free, same-day visit to the Virginia Discovery Museum; just show your Kid*Vention booklet at the front desk to gain entry to the Museum.


Thank you to 2017 event sponsors Apex Clean Energy, CharlottesvilleFamily, Charlottesville Press, City of Charlottesville, Dominion, Draft Taproom, Hot 101.9, Susan Parmar Photography, and Ting for supporting science education and helping to inspire our community’s youngest scientists!