An Annual Celebration of Everything Science

Strap on your goggles and slip into your lab coat for Kid*Vention, the Virginia Discovery Museum’s annual celebration of everything science! This community event welcomes 1,000 visitors each year, and families are invited to explore a wide variety of scientific fields through hands-on demonstrations, experiments, games, and more. Meet dozens of local exhibitors as children are introduced to biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, physics, and zoology and inspired to explore the world around them.

Event Details  |  Become an Exhibitor  |  Contact Us

Date & Time

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
(Key Recreation Center)

Map: Location & Parking


Children 2 & Up
with Adult Caregiver

No Registration Required


$10 Donation
(Per Family)

Includes Same-Day VDM Visit

Become an Exhibitor

Local exhibitors are at the heart of Kid*Vention, which is celebrating its 21st year. Does your business, organization, or group have a passion for science and inspiring our community’s next generation of explorers, scientists, and thinkers? Become a Kid*Vention exhibitor! Contact Education Manager Maggie Hancock at (434) 977-1025 x106 or to learn more or apply to become an exhibitor today.

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Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Contact Education Manager Maggie Hancock at (434) 977-1025 x106 or to learn more about the Museum’s Kid*Vention family science festival.