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National Superhero Day

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This kit includes lots of detailed instructions, and activities may require adult assistance. Questions? Contact Education Manager Megan Smead at

  • Kit Type: Print-At-Home
  • Ages: All Ages with Adult
  • Donation: $5/Family

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Virginia Discovery Museum's National Superhero Day Kit! Celebrate your favorite superheroes and real-life role models and cultivate your imagination while discovering the hero within as we get ready for National Superhero Day on April 28, founded by Marvel Comics in 1995. Especially in these challenging times, let's give thanks for the heroes in our own lives and find ways we, too, can be heroes at home!


  • Design your own costume including a DIY cape, mask, and cuffs.
  • Train your super powers with the Sticky Spider Web, Power Punch, Target Practice, and Super Speed challenges, as well as various Brain Games.
  • Create your own comic while learning about character creation, storytelling, paneling, dynamic movement, and onomatopoeia.
  • Practice “flying” with the Balloon Rocket.
  • Discover ways you can do good and be a hero right in your own community, even from home.
  • Celebrate your real-life heroes and role models with a special supercharged thank you.


A link to this kit will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

What’s Included?

This 38-page National Superhero Day Kit contains:

  • 7 Hands-On Projects & Activities
  • Step-By-Step Instructions
  • Private Access to Instructional Videos Demonstrations

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