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In partnership with Child Development Labs at UVA. Learn more about Museum Programs by joining our weekly e-blast, following us on Facebook and Instagram, or contacting Education Manager Lara Musser at lara@vadm.org or (434) 977-1025 x106.

At a Glance
  • Program Type: Drop-In
  • Ages: 4 & Up with Adult
  • When: Thursdays (September-May)
  • Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virginia Discovery Museum
  • Admission: Free with General Admission
  • Disclaimer: All children may participate, but activities are video-recorded and an adult guardian’s consent is required for results to be collected as data.
New & Ongoing Child Development Studies

Child scientists needed! Living Lab is an opportunity for children to take an active role in the process of scientific discovery. Engage in short, fun activities as part of new and ongoing studies as you help researchers from the Child Development Labs at UVA glean new insights into how children learn and grow. This program is part of a national initiative developed at the Museum of Science, Boston, to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of the scientific study of child development. Stop by any time during the program period to participate.

Developed with support from National Living Laboratory using funding under National Science Foundation Award Number 1113648. Opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations are those of the authors only.

Plan Your Visit

Museum Parking: First Hour Free at Market Street Garage and Water Street Garage.


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Photo Policy

By visiting the Museum, you grant permission for any photographs of you and your dependents to be used for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not consent and wish to opt out, please inquire at the front desk or call (434) 977-1025.