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Small Group Visits

Body Buddies

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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: July 3-6
  • Contactless Pickup: July 8
  • Free Delivery: July 8 (Addresses within City of Charlottesville Only)

Practicing good personal hygiene is important not just for our own health but for the well-being of family and friends around us! Have fun learning together about how you can keep parts of the body like your mouth, eyes, and hands healthy with three interactive crafting and sensory activities. Create little Petri Dish Pals to remind you to practice good hygiene habits like hand-washing, discover the different parts of the human eyeball with an Eyeball Engineering model and “vitreous humor” slime, and brush the rhinestone food particles free from the Mini Tooth and fill the “cavities” with air-dry clay.

Ordering Closed

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

What’s Included?

The “Body Buddies” kit contains:

  • 3 Hands-On Activities: Petri Dish Pals, Eyeball Engineering & “Vitreous Humor” Slime, Mini Tooth Cleaning
  • All Necessary Activity Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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