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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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Explore. Imagine. Discover.

With programs, classes, and camps year-round, there’s always something to discover at the Virginia Discovery Museum! From September to May, VDM offers weekly Drop-In programs for children 6 months to age 8 and after-school Drop-Off programs for ages 4 and older. Camps for children ages 5 and older are available during the school year on select Teacher Workdays and during spring break, and camps for ages 4 and older are available during summer break. Plus, don’t miss Date Night Drop-Offs, multi-week Chess Mates classes, Holidays at the Museum workshops, Community Programs, and Featured Artist galleries throughout the year.

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Drop-In Programs

Run Weekly from September-May

Free with Paid Admission, Membership, or Sponsored Admission
(No Registration Required)


Drop-Off Programs

Click Below for Dates, Times & Fees

Annual Members: 15% Off Registration Fees
(Pre-Registration Required)


Museum Camps

Click Below for Dates, Times & Fees

Annual Members: 15% Off Registration Fees
(Pre-Registration Required)

Other Programs

Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Visit the Contact Us page to find out how to best direct your inquiry or call (434) 977-1025 to reach our general line and speak with a staff member.