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Small Group Visits

World Wanderers

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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: 4+ with Adult
  • Cost: $20 Each
  • Availability: Deadline Passed
  • Online Ordering: July 10-13
  • Contactless Pickup: July 15
  • Free Delivery: July 15 (Addresses within City of Charlottesville Only)

Take a trip around the world! Experience four hands-on engineering and math activities and games inspired by cultures and figures from around the globe. Explore Egypt to learn Senet, an ancient two-person board game played for thousands of years, including by king Tutankhamun; move over to Malawi to construct a windmill that raises a bucket as you learn about William Kamkwamba, an inventor who built his own wind turbine to help provide electricity for his village; swing by the Solomon Islands to build and float a boat inspired by the Tepukei, a unique sailing vessel used for thousands of years; and wrap up your expedition in England to decode a secret message as you learn about Alan Turing, one of the world’s most famous cryptanalysts.

Note: This kit includes a small sampling of activities from our Adventures Around the World 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 “World Wanderers” kit contains:

  • 4 Hands-On Activities: Senet Board Game, William’s Windmill, Build-Your-Own Tepukei, Codebreaking Cipher and Code
  • All Necessary Activity Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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