Museum Closed May 29 & 30

The Museum Will Close May 29 & 30 for Ongoing Repairs to Our Building's HVAC Unit. VDM Will Reopen May 31 from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Exploration Through Play

The Virginia Discovery Museum follows a free-flowing, single-floor layout comprised of two main galleries and maintains 15 hands-on educational play areas over 6,000 square feet of exhibit space. Each exhibit is designed to engage children cognitively, physically, and socially, and our staff seeks to foster an environment in which children learn through exploratory and imaginative play and collaborative problem-solving.

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Front Gallery

Open 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Back Gallery

Open 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Creation Station Has Separate Hours

Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Contact Visitor Services Manager Matt Berman at or (434) 977-1025 x103 to learn more about the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and imaginative playspaces.