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Small Group Visits

Extreme STEAM

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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 Megan Smead at

  • Kit Type: Box Kit
  • Ages: 3+ with Adult
  • Cost: $20 Each
  • Availability: Deadline Passed
  • Online Ordering: June 19-22
  • Contactless Pickup: June 24
  • Free Delivery: June 24 (Addresses within City of Charlottesville Only)

Full STEAM ahead! Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math across four hands-on building and crafting activities. Construct a Mini Catapult to load and launch puff balls as you learn about levers and the science behind simple machines; encode your initials and transform them into a cool, tech-inspired Binary Code Door Hanger for your bedroom; create your own Egg Carton Helicopter and take it for a spin; and use salt dough and Geometry Mats based on some of the Museum’s own exhibits to explore and recreate geometric shapes.

Ordering Closed

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

What’s Included?

The “Extreme STEAM” kit contains:

  • 4 Hands-On Activities: Mini Catapult, Binary Code Door Hanger, Egg Carton Helicopter, Salt Dough & Geometry Mats
  • All Necessary Activity Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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