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

Heart Power

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: Feb. 19

Party hearty at the Museum as we celebrate the hardest working muscle in the human body: the heart! Explore how our hearts power our bodies as we learn to love our powerful pumpers.

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Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 16 Children.

Green Gleam

Friday, March 20, 2020  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: March 18

Go green! St. Patrick’s Day might be over, but we’re welcoming the start of spring by showing our appreciation for all verdant things.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 16 Children.

Planet Earth

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.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 16 Children.

Fun in the Sun

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.

Register Online

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.