Date Night Drop-Off

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Parents, need a Friday night out? Let the Virginia Discovery Museum watch the kids while you enjoy some much-deserved time to yourselves! Once a month from September to March, VDM offers Date Night Drop-Offs, which include themed crafts and activities, a pizza dinner from our community partner Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, and plenty of playtime in the Museum Galleries. Themes change every month, so check back to see what’s upcoming!

Program Details  |  Upcoming Drop-Offs  |  Thank You to Our Community Partners


Once Monthly
Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Early Pickup: Scheduled Activities Conclude by 8 p.m.


Children 3-10
Low Staff-to-Child Ratio
(1:5 Maximum)

Participants Must Be Fully Independent in the Bathroom


$25 per Child
VDM Discounts Apply
(Registration Required)

Includes Pizza Dinner & All Craft/Activity Supplies

Upcoming Drop-Offs

January: Pizza Palooza

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018  |  Registration Deadline: Jan. 17

Where does pizza come from? What makes the crust rise? It’s Charlottesville Restaurant Week, and we’re learning all about this marvelous, melty meal as we experiment with yeast, craft our own paper pizza, and more!

This Program Has Filled, and Registration is Closed.

February: Olympic Fever

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018  |  Registration Deadline: Feb. 14

With the Winter Games in full swing this February, we’ll explore the history of this time-honored global sporting tradition and go for the gold ourselves in a few modified events!

This Program Has Filled, and Registration is Closed.

March: Interstellar Adventure

Friday, March 23, 2018  |  Registration Deadline: March 21

Blast off into the cosmos as we explore the stars in the Museum’s StarLab portable planetarium, launch rockets, and more!

This Program Has Filled, and Registration is Closed.

Thank You to Our Community Partners

Thank you to Uncle Maddio’s for providing pizza for our 2017-18 Date Night Drop-Offs! Check them out at 3912 Lenox Ave. in Charlottesville, near Costco and the Shops at Stonefield.