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Backyard BBQ

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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: Deadline Passed
  • Online Ordering: June 12-15
  • Contactless Pickup: June 17
  • Free Delivery: June 17 (Addresses within City of Charlottesville Only)

It’s summertime … the perfect time for a backyard barbecue! Enjoy the fresh air with four hands-on activities you can work on together outside. Break out the fingerpaint and get a little messy as you serve up a Handprint Cookout Card for a special grillmaster, create a cool chemical reaction to “melt” a Baking Soda Popsicle, and form and decorate a Garden Rock to add a personal touch to your garden or other outdoor area … then take a break from the fun to Mix-Your-Own Lemonade and cool down with a refreshing glass.

Ordering Closed

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

What’s Included?

The “Backyard BBQ” kit contains:

  • 4 Hands-On Activities: Handprint Cookout Card, Baking Soda Popsicle, Garden Rock, Mix-Your-Own Lemonade
  • All Necessary Activity Ingredients & Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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