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The Virginia Discovery Museum is a resource for all children of our community. Children learn best in an inclusive environment where our differences are celebrated. As it has done for the past three decades, VDM will continue to serve the interests, needs and abilities of children of all backgrounds. We are committed to enabling our community's youngest members to play and learn together in a joyful, safe, and loving environment.

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Construction Zone

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Things to Explore
  • Train Table: Lay track and conduct trains over our giant train table.
  • Climbing Mats: Balance, tumble, slide, and more over soft mats.
  • Tegu Blocks: Build up and OUT with magnetic wood blocks.
  • KEVA Planks: Stack and balance or construct complex structures.
  • Light Table: Create colorful towers with translucent Magnetiles.

From the wonder of seeing an architectural creation take shape to the delight in toppling it over with a sudden crash, block play provides children with a valuable opportunity to exercise their spatial skills and language, critical thinking, and creativity. Sponsored by Patriot Aluminum, the Museum’s spacious Construction Zone is equipped with a variety of block types and building stations to facilitate gross motor and fine motor development, solo and group play, and exploration and experimentation. Stations change and rotate every four to six months.

Virtual View of Construction Zone

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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 of this policy, please inquire at the Front Desk or call (434) 977-1025.