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Museum Minis

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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 Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at

  • Kit Type: Box Kit
  • Ages: 4+ with Adult
  • Cost: $25 Each
  • Availability: Deadline Passed
  • Online Ordering: July 31-Aug. 3
  • Contactless Pickup: Aug. 5
  • Free Delivery: Aug. 5 (Charlottesville Addresses Only)

Reimagine the Virginia Discovery Museum right at home with Museum Minis, three hands-on builds for children 4 and older! Set up your own replica Little C’Ville Café as you construct your display counter, hang your awning, and mold and sculpt delightful treats with the included modeling clay; watch your miniature Bubble Tube light up as you fill your container with colorful water beads and complete the LED circuit; and complete your Museum Minis set with a soft, sensory-rich Cloud Pendant like those hanging in our Sensory Studio. Plus, you’ll receive paint and shape stickers for decorating. What favorite VDM exhibit will our Museum Minis inspire you to re-create yourself?

Note: This kit includes a small sampling of activities from our Mini Exhibit Designers virtual camp. If your child is registered for that camp, we suggest waiting for a later kit.

Ordering Closed

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

What’s Included?

The “Museum Minis” kit contains:

  • 3 Hands-On Builds: Little C’Ville Café Model Kit, Light-Up LED Bubble Tube, Hanging Cloud Pendant
  • All Necessary Materials for the Builds
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Extras Like Paint and Shape Stickers for Decorating

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