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 select Friday evenings throughout the year, VDM offers Date Night Drop-Offs, which include themed crafts and activities, a pizza dinner, plenty of playtime in the Museum Galleries, and a dance party. Themes change for every Date Night Drop-Off, so check back regularly to see what’s upcoming!


Program Details  |  Upcoming Drop-Offs  |   Emergency Release Form



Frequency

Select Fridays
5:30-8:30 p.m.
(Year-Round)

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

Ages

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

Participants Must Be Fully Independent in the Bathroom

Registration

$25 Per Child
VDM Discounts Apply (?)
(Must Pre-Register)

Includes Pizza Dinner & All Craft/Activity Supplies

Emergency Release Form

An Emergency Release Form must be completed for all children prior to participating in their first drop-off. If you have already filled out an emergency release form for a previous Museum camp or program, please call (434) 977-1025 x104 or check-in at the Front Desk during drop-off to review and update your information as needed.

Online Form

Questions? Give us a call at (434) 977-1025 x104 or email programs@vadm.org.


Upcoming Drop-Offs

Arctic Blast - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: Jan. 16

Brrrrr! Children will learn about the Arctic and the creatures who call it home while completing cool Arctic challenges and experiments and testing out our “snowball” launcher.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.

Party Hearty

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: Feb. 13

It’s a special Valentine’s celebration at the Museum! Children will engage in Valentine-themed STEAM challenges, make a "love potion", and more.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Friday, March 15, 2019  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: March 13

The leprechauns are on the loose, and it's our job to catch them! Children will work collaboratively to design a trap suitable for a leprechaun and complete other fun STEAM challenges.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.

Trash or Treasure?

Friday, April 19, 2019  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: April 17

Ever wonder how much energy you use? Children will learn about carbon footprints and how to reduce them, create with re-purposed materials, and make seed bombs just in time for Spring.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Friday, May 17, 2019  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: May 15

The force is strong with this program! Children will experience far off galaxies with our 360-degree StarLab projector, make galactic goo, and create their own galaxy to take home.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.