Discovery Workshops

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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.


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Frequency

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

Workshops Meet in Creation Station

Registration

Ages 4 & Up
$20 Per Child
Annual Members: 15% Off (?)

Scholarships Available


Upcoming Workshops

Magnet Mania

Friday, Sep. 13, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Sep. 11

Can you feel the pull? The magnetic pull that is! We’ll experiment with magnets as we discover how their attractive and repulsive properties can be used in both scientific exploration and artistic expression.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Circuit Circus

Friday, Sep. 27, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Sep. 25

It’s electric! We’ll build our own circuit boards and experiment with electric playdough as we learn about circuitry and conductivity.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Shadow & Light

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Oct. 9

What is light made of? How are shadows created? We’ll shed some light on the wonders of optics as we experiment with prisms and form fun shadows using various materials.

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Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Lego-Palooza

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Nov. 6

Calling all budding builders! We’ll collaborate on engineering challenges as we design and build balloon-powered cars and more.

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Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Easy as Pie

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Nov. 20

Mmm-mmm! We’ll whip up our own homemade crusts and miniature pies just in time to share for the Thanksgiving season as we learn some baking basics.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Snowflake Symmetry

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Dec. 11

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We’ll create our own unique snowflakes as we learn about symmetric designs.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.


Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Visit Workshop FAQs or contact Education Manager Maggie Hancock at (434) 977-1025 x106 or maggie@vadm.org to learn more about the Museum’s Discovery Workshops.