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In addition to our regular Drop-In, Drop-Off, Series, and Camp programming, the Virginia Discovery Museum offers Special Programs throughout the year, including collaborations with community partners and holiday workshops. Some Special Programs are free to attend, but others require pre-registration as noted below.


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Upcoming Special Programs

Chickapig Goes to VDM

Dec. 14, 2019  |  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  |   Ages 4+  |  Free Program*

Little Joe Chickapig and the whole Chickapig Farm is headed to the Virginia Discovery Museum! Join us as we learn how to play Chickapiglets, listen to a reading of Little Joe Chickapig and create a fun Chickapig-inspired craft.

*Free with Paid Museum Admission, Sponsored Admission, or Membership. No Registration Required.

How the Grinch Made Slime (Session 1)

Dec. 18, 2019  |  3:00-4:00 p.m.  |  Ages 4+  |  $20/Child*

It’s the holiday season here in Hooville, and we’ll mix up our own green Grinch Slime recipe that’s sure to make even the Grinch’s small heart grow three sizes! This workshop includes a take-home clear ornament in which each child can keep their Grinch Slime.

Register Online

*Pre-Registration Required. Annual Members: 15% Off. Space Limited to 16 Children.

How the Grinch Made Slime (Session 2)

Dec. 18, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Ages 4+  |  $20/Child*

It’s the holiday season here in Hooville, and we’ll mix up our own green Grinch Slime recipe that’s sure to make even the Grinch’s small heart grow three sizes! This workshop includes a take-home clear ornament in which each child can keep their Grinch Slime.

Register Online

*Pre-Registration Required. Annual Members: 15% Off. Space Limited to 16 Children.

Snow Globe Scenes (Session 1)

Dec. 19, 2019  |  3:00-4:00 p.m.  |  Ages 4+  |  $20/Child*

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We’ll craft our own holiday-inspired snow globes using mason jars, which make great gifts for teachers, grandparents, secret Santas, neighbors, and more!

Register Online

*Pre-Registration Required. Annual Members: 15% Off. Space Limited to 16 Children.

Snow Globe Scenes (Session 2)

Dec. 19, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Ages 4+  |  $20/Child*

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We’ll craft our own holiday-inspired snow globes using mason jars, which make great gifts for teachers, grandparents, secret Santas, neighbors, and more!

Register Online

*Pre-Registration Required. Annual Members: 15% Off. Space Limited to 16 Children.

Holiday Baking Challenge

Dec. 20, 2019  |  3:00-4:00 p.m.  |  Ages 4+  |  $20/Child*

Grab your aprons, junior bakers! Using the ingredients provided, we’ll whip up different kinds of cookies just in time for the holidays. This workshop features bake-and-take goodies.

Register Online

*Pre-Registration Required. Annual Members: 15% Off. Space Limited to 16 Children.


Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Contact Education Manager Maggie Hancock at (434) 977-1025 x106 or maggie@vadm.org to learn more about the Museum’s Special Programs.