The Museum is currently closed for general admission

Now accepting reservations for private Small Group Visits starting in May 2021

Small Group Visits

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Updated 4/1/21: The Virginia Discovery Museum remains closed for general admission, but will open its doors for the first time since March 2020 for prescheduled, in-person Small Group Visits starting in May 2021.

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Introducing Small Group Visits

Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021  |  8:55 a.m.  |  Updated: April 6

Although the Virginia Discovery Museum remains closed for general admission visits due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our fully vaccinated staff is excited to open our doors for the first time since March 2020 for prescheduled Small Group Visits starting in May 2021. Looking for an in-person playdate for a social “pod,” a birthday bash, or just need to get out of the house? Schedule a visit today, and enjoy the Museum to yourselves for up to 25 people!

Reservations can be made starting immediately on a limited first-come, first-served basis. All visits are $250 and include private access to the Museum's galleries for two hours, with the exception of Amazing Airways, Flight Lab, and Creation Station, which are currently closed. Members with an active annual membership enjoy a 10% discount on Small Group Visits.

If you are interested in booking a Small Group Visit, please visit the webpage to review VDM's COVID Procedures, FAQs, and Booking process.

Resources for Families

Virginia Health & Safety Measures

Updates about COVID-19 in Virginia and additional information on measures being taken statewide to ensure health and safety.

Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS)

Tips for sharing age-appropriate facts, allaying fears, and empowering kids to fight germs with healthy habits.

Race & Social Justice Resources

Resources to talk with your children about race and racism and raise kids who are empathetic, resilient, and inclusive.

Small Group Visits

Enjoy the Museum to yourselves for up to 25 people with a private, prescheduled Small Group Visit.

Virtual Programs

Bring VDM home with virtual programs and at-home activity kits and ideas for children of all ages.

Summer Camps

Discover your child's summer adventure with our 2021 in-person Summer Camps for kids ages 4 to 8.


Purchase or renew a membership and delay its start date with a membership voucher.

Museum Policies & FAQs

Policies we have in place to ensure the health and wellness of Virginia Discovery Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff.

Contact Us

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