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Looking for some STEAM-themed fun after school? Try Discovery Workshops at the Virginia Discovery Museum! These hour-long mini drop-off programs for children 4 and older focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math enrichment through interactive games, hands-on crafts, and collaborative challenges.


Program Details  |  Upcoming Workshops  |  Workshop FAQs



Frequency

Select Fridays
4:15-5:15 p.m.
(September to May)

Workshops Meet in Creation Station

Registration

$15 Per Child
Ages 4 & Up
(Pre-Registration Required)

Membership Discounts Apply

Questions? Visit Workshop FAQs, call (434) 977-1025 x104, or email education@vadm.org.


Upcoming Workshops

Global Cardboard Challenge

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Oct. 5

Using the versatile medium of cardboard, construct large- or small-scale creations as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge. Creations will be showcased at the Museum for a short period of time before creators take them home.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Mystery Bag Challenge

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Oct. 12

What’s in the bag? It’s a mystery! See where your imagination will take you with the prompts and materials you find inside, and take home something fun and entirely unique.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Potion Lab

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Nov. 2

Back by popular demand! Who doesn’t love brewing a good potion around this time of year? Learn about the science behind these potions through demonstrations of kitchen chemistry, then create your own.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Screen Printing

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Nov. 9

Create your own unique screen-printed textile to take home as we explore the screen printing process.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Computer Deconstruction

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Nov. 30

Don your safety goggles and dissect different electronics with screwdrivers, scissors, and more as you uncover the hidden world of circuit boards, computer chips, and wires and learn how these machines work from the inside out. Then transform the parts into something new with your imagination.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Sew a Softie

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Dec. 7

Experiment with different textiles and learn about the very basics of hand sewing as you use the available textiles to create your own unique softie. (Note: Children will be provided with safety needles depending on age and fine motor skill.)

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.