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Festive Fourth

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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 26-29
  • Contactless Pickup: July 1
  • Free Delivery: July 1 (Charlottesville Addresses Only)

Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate the holiday weekend with four hands-on outdoor activities. Launch confetti into the air with a DIY popper as you explore potential and kinetic energy, toss and splat chalk egg bombs to create messy masterpieces in your driveway or on the sidewalk, concoct your own fireworks show in a jar and watch as the colors burst and streak throughout as you learn about liquid density, and decorate a fire-free sparkler … the perfect accessory for dancing beneath a firework-filled evening sky!


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

What’s Included?

The “Festive Fourth” kit contains:

  • 4 Hands-On Activities: Confetti Popper, Chalk Egg Bombs, Fireworks in a Jar, Paper Sparkler
  • All Necessary Activity Ingredients & Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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The Virginia Discovery Museum is a vital nonprofit community resource, but we will be closed through at least July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider a donation to support us during this uncertain time. Donate Now