The Museum Will Reopen for General Admission on Sep. 7

Open Now for Private Facility Rentals, Pop-Up Visits & Summer Programs

Pop-Up Visits

Pop-Up Visits are special admission events open to the public. Due to COVID restrictions, space is limited to 50 people in the building at a time. Admission tickets are available at the Museum the day of the event on a first-come first-served basis. To learn more, call (434) 977-1025 or email marketing@vadm.org.

Overview
What Are Pop-Up Visits?

Although the Virginia Discovery Museum is currently closed for regular drop-in visits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to offer limited-capacity special visitation days throughout the summer. Pop-Up Visits are select afternoons that are open to the public. Admission tickets are available at the Museum the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis, and no more than 50 visitors are permitted in the building at one time. Please note that VDM’s Amazing Airways, Flight Lab, and Creation Station areas are currently closed. Check out our Exhibits page to see what areas will be available during upcoming visits.

To Purchase Admission Tickets on July 23:
  1. Arrive Early: Admission tickets are available at the Museum the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis, and after capacity is reached, admission will be dependent on the number of people in the building. Entry is not guaranteed, and tickets are not available for pre-order or reservation.
  2. Purchase Admission: Normal admission is $8 per person, adults and children, and children under 1 are admitted free. Active memberships do apply, as do the Museum’s Sponsored Admission Program and discounts for Blue Star Museums military families and ASTC and ACM members.

Upon arrival at the Museum on the visitation date, all adults must sign a waiver before entering the Museum, and all guests over the age of 2 must wear a mask while inside the building.

Parking & Directions

Parking: First hour free at Market Street Garage and Water Street Garage. VDM validates for one additional hour of free parking. Click to learn more about public bus routes, the Free Trolley, and other parking options.


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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.