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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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UVA Learning Lab

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At a Glance
  • When: 3rd & 4th Mondays
  • Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 4 & Up, with Adult
  • Where: Creation Station
  • Admission: Free with Museum Admission or Membership
  • Disclaimer: All children may participate, but activities are video-recorded and an adult guardian’s consent is required for results to be collected as data.

Runs September-May. No registration required.

UVA Learning Lab is an opportunity for preschoolers and children in early elementary to take an active role in the process of scientific discovery. Engage in various games and puzzles as you help Dr. Jamie Jirout and the Research in Education and Learning Lab at UVA discover new and valuable insights into two areas of children’s learning: 1) curiosity and question asking and 2) spatial reasoning skills.


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 of this policy, please inquire at the Front Desk or call (434) 977-1025.