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Virtual Parties

Let Us Bring the Party to You

Missing in-person playdates? Looking for a way to keep your child connected to friends in a safe and socially-distanced way? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to re-connect, spread positive vibes, and share the love with a Valentine's virtual party from the Virginia Discovery Museum! Your child and their friends will mix, mold, and shape squishy, sensory-rich sweetheart slime or create a colorful, magical mess with charming canvas creations as VDM delivers everything right to your door for a heartfelt holiday party.

How It Works  |  Pick a Time  |  Pick a Party  |  Request a Date


Two Weeks in Advance
$50 Deposit Required
(Reserves Date & Time)

Party Schedule & Zoom Link Will Be Emailed to Host


One Week Before
Supplies Delivered to Host
(Host Delivers to Guests)

Host Receives Paper Crown & Streamers for Decorating


1-Hour Zoom Call
Themed Story & Activities
(Led by VDM Staff)

Host Will Receive Check-In Call Two Days Prior

1) Pick A Time

VDM currently offers virtual parties on both weekdays and weekends during the specified times below. All parties last for one hour. VDM requires a one-hour buffer between parties and limits the number of parties scheduled each week, so please have an alternate date and time ready in case your primary choice is unavailable. Party requests outside of these times will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


(Limit of Two Party Slots Available Weekly)

Offered Mondays-Fridays:

  • Time Slot #1 - 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Time Slot #2 - 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Time Slot #3 - 5:00-6:00 p.m.

(Limit of Two Party Slots Available Monthly)

Offered Every Third Saturday Only:

  • Time Slot #1 - 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Time Slot #2 - 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Time Slot #3 - 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Time Slot #4 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Time Slot #5 - 2:00-3:00 p.m.

2) Pick A Party

VDM currently offers 2 types of virtual parties: a “Mad Scientists” STEM party and a “Mini Matisses” art party. All parties are recommended for children 3 to 7 and start at $150 with supplies for up to 8 children. If you are interested in a virtual party, but have a child outside the recommended age range, please contact us to ask about options.

Mad Scientists - $150

(Annual Members: 15% Discount)

Virtual STEM Parties Include:

  • Supplies for Up to 8 Children
  • Party Hat Decoration (with Stickers)
  • STEM Bingo
  • Themed Storytime
  • Baking Soda & Vinegar Experiment
  • Floam Slime

Additional Children: Supplies are $10 Per Child Up to 20 Children Maximum

Mini Matisses - $150

(Annual Members: 15% Discount)

Virtual Art Parties Include:

  • Supplies for Up to 8 Children
  • Party Hat Decoration (with Stickers)
  • Art Bingo
  • Themed Storytime
  • Tape Resist Sponge Painting

Additional Children: Supplies are $10 Per Child Up to 20 Children Maximum

3) Request a Date

To book your virtual party, email Education Manager Megan Smead.
Please email and include the following information:

  • Contact Name & Details
  • Desired Date & Time
  • Alternate Date & Time
  • Virtual Party Type
  • Number & General Age of Children
  • If a Birthday, Include Child’s Name & Age