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Aloha, Summer!

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This is an all-in-one activity kit available for pre-order and pickup or restricted delivery. Supplies are limited. Questions? Contact Education Manager Frankie Szynskie at

  • Kit Type: Box Kit
  • Ages: 3+ with Adult
  • Cost: $20 Each
  • Availability: Sold Out!
  • Online Ordering: May 29 – June 1
  • Contactless Pickup: June 3
  • Free Delivery: June 3 (Addresses within City of Charlottesville Only)

Aloha, summer! The sand, the surf, a tropical locale: Even as we are social distancing, bring the getaway home with some warm-weather favorites. Enjoy sensory science as you build unique underwater sand castles with hydrophobic sand ... then watch as the sand magically stays dry as you remove it from the water; create a cool, "erupting" lava lamp in a bag; embrace the meaning of aloha with a homemade lei; and hang ten as you shape and decorate a totally tubular tiny surfboard for your toys.

Ordering Closed

Details about pickup/delivery will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

What’s Included?

The “Aloha, Summer!” kit contains:

  • 4 Hands-On Activities: Magic Sand, Lava Lamp Bag, Homemade Lei, Tiny Toy Surfboard
  • All Necessary Activity Ingredients & Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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