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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! On the third Friday each month, VDM offers Date Night Drop-Offs, which include themed activities, a pizza dinner from Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, and plenty of playtime in the Museum galleries.

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Every Third Friday
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


$30 Per Child
Annual Members:
15% Off

Includes Pizza Dinner & All Craft/Activity Supplies

Upcoming Drop-Offs

Planet Earth - CANCELED

Friday, April 17, 2020  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: April 15

Earth Day is just around the corner, and we’re celebrating this big, blue spinning marble we call home. Explore our planet’s great diversity as we learn about the different animals and places that make our world unique.


Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 16 Children.

Fun in the Sun - CANCELED

Friday, May 22, 2020  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: May 20

Grab your shades! It’s going to be a bright, bright sunshiny Date Night as we learn about the star at the center of our solar system, the Sun, and craft our own brilliant sun catchers.


Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 16 Children.

Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Contact Education Manager Frankie Szynskie at (434) 977-1025 x105 or to learn more about the Museum’s Date Night Drop-Offs.