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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

Pumpkin Deconstruction

Oct. 29, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Ages 4+  |  $20/Child*

Forget the frights … enjoy some messy delights! We’ll carve a pumpkin volcano and watch it bubble and erupt, then concoct a special seasonal slime with the leftover seeds.

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

Spooky Science

Oct. 30, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Ages 4+  |  $20/Child*

Bring your own spooky, scary skeleton to life! We’ll build our own moveable skeleton hands, then mold light-up pumpkins out of electric playdough.

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

Centerpiece Spectacular

Nov. 26, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Ages 4+  |  $20/Child*

It’s the season of giving thanks, and we’ll create our own autumnal centerpieces to take home just in time for Thanksgiving!

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

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.

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*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!

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*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.

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*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.