Day-Off Camps

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Teacher Workday Camps

School may be out, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Throughout the school year, the Virginia Discovery Museum offers Day-Off Camps when Albemarle County and Charlottesville public schools close for Teacher Workdays. These half-day camps for children 4 to 8 focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math enrichment through interactive games, hands-on crafts, and collaborative challenges. Plus, campers will enjoy a special play time in the galleries each morning before the Museum opens.

Camp Details  |  Upcoming Camps  |  Emergency Release Form


Select Workdays
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
(Child Packs a Lunch)*

*Museum Provides a Mid-Morning Snack for Campers


Children 4-8
Low Staff-to-Child Ratio
(1:5 Maximum)

Campers Must Be Fully Independent in the Bathroom


One-Day: $50/Child
Two-Day: $90/Child*
VDM Discounts Apply (?)

*Only Available on Select Back-to-Back Workdays

Emergency Release Form

An Emergency Release Form must be completed for all campers prior to participating in their first camp. 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

Upcoming Day-Off Camps

Slime Time

Nov. 5-6, 2018  |  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  |  Deadline: Oct. 28

Dip into some ooey, gooey STEM fun as we learn about what makes slime so slimy, make our own unique ooze recipe, and test our slimes’ limits with different types of challenges.

Register Online

1- or 2-Day Available. Pre-Registration Required. Capacity: 15.