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As VDM remains closed for general admission due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff has transitioned our multi-week STEAM Series to a virtual format. Join Miss Frankie after school on Friday afternoons over the course of three to five weeks as we explore some of her favorite STEAM subjects in greater detail. Series are designed to help children 4 and older cultivate new interests in the sciences and arts and become strong, creative thinkers through experiential learning projects and challenges while providing an outlet to interact with other kids in a safe, monitored online setting. Plus, participants will receive a new pre-packaged activity kit with all necessary materials each week of the program, with both contactless pickup and FREE delivery available.


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3-5 Classes

Friday Afternoons
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Includes Weekly Activity Kits with Supplies

Ages

Children 4 & Up
Live Instructor via Zoom

This Program Requires Internet Access & a Webcam

Registration

Program: $60-100/Family
Activity Kits: +$30-50/Child

Annual Members Receive 10% Off Program Registration


Upcoming Virtual Series

Sea, Space & Species (3 Classes)

Fridays (May 7-21)  |  3:00-4:00 p.m.  |  Ages 4 & Up

It’s our final virtual STEAM Series before Summer Camps start! Join Miss Frankie on an incredible journey across three Fridays as we dive into the depths of Earth’s oceans; explore our planet’s diverse animal life across land, sea, and air; and blast off into the cosmos to discover the far reaches of space.

Register Online

Series: $60/Family. Supplies: +$30/Child. Annual Members: 10% Off. Space: 16 Kids. Register By: Noon on May 5.


Frequently Asked Questions

Activity Kits & Supplies

How will we receive our weekly activity kit(s) and supplies?

Participants receive a new activity kit per registered child weekly ahead of each class, which contain all necessary supplies. Kits are available for free delivery to addresses within our designated delivery area by noon each Friday before the class starts or for contactless pickup between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before each class. Pickup takes place behind the Virginia Discovery Museum at 591 E Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 between the Downtown Transit Station and C&O Restaurant. Please note that missed pickups will be charged a $15 fee to have their kit(s) delivered the following day, and program registration fees will not be returned for missed pickups. If you know ahead of time that you will be unable to pick up your kit during this designated time period, please contact marketing@vadm.org so that we can work with you to make alternate arrangements.

Zoom Sessions

How do we access the weekly virtual Zoom sessions?

This program requires Internet access and a webcam to participate. A VDM staff member will follow up by email with all registrants before the first virtual class with details about the Zoom calls.

Financial Assistance

Does VDM offer financial assistance for STEAM Series?

In accordance with the Museum’s mission, VDM does offer scholarships for select educational programs, including STEAM Series, on a limited basis. For information about applying for a scholarship, contact Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at operationsdirector@vadm.org or (434) 977-1025 x102.

Annual Members

How do I apply my 10% annual member discount?

To apply this discount to virtual program registrations made online, you will need to create a Website User Account and link it to your membership record by following these instructions. If you have already created a Website User Account, click the registration link for the program you wish to register for and sign in using the link at the top of the registration page. If you need help applying your 10% discount when using our online order forms, please contact Marketing Manager Matt Berman at marketing@vadm.org.

How do I set up my Website User Account?

You can follow the instructions here or contact Marketing Manager Matt Berman at marketing@vadm.org.

Did I successfully link my Website User Account and membership?

Contact Marketing Manager Matt Berman at marketing@vadm.org, and we’ll make sure everything is all set.


Contact Us

To learn more about STEAM Series, contact Education Manager Frankie Szynskie at frankie@vadm.org. For information about applying for a scholarship, contact Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at operationsdirector@vadm.org.