Date Night Drop-Off

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Parents, need a Friday night out? Let the Virginia Discovery Museum watch the kids while you enjoy some much-deserved time to yourselves! On select Friday evenings throughout the year, VDM offers Date Night Drop-Offs, which include themed activities, a pizza dinner from Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, plenty of playtime in the Museum Galleries, and a dance party. Themes change for each drop-off, so check back regularly to see what’s upcoming!

Program Details  |  Upcoming Drop-Offs  |   Emergency Release Form


Select Fridays
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Early Pickup: Scheduled Activities Conclude by 8 p.m.


Children 3-10
Low Staff-to-Child Ratio
(1:5 Maximum)

Participants Must Be Fully Independent in the Bathroom


$25 Per Child
VDM Discounts Apply (?)
(Must Pre-Register)

Includes Pizza Dinner & All Craft/Activity Supplies

Emergency Release Form

An Emergency Release Form must be completed for all children prior to participating in their first drop-off. If you have already filled out an emergency release form for a previous Museum camp or program, please call (434) 977-1025 x104 or check-in at the Front Desk during drop-off to review and update your information as needed.

Online Form

Questions? Give us a call at (434) 977-1025 x102 or email

Upcoming Drop-Offs

Watermelon Mania

Friday, June 21, 2019  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: June 19

What’s summer without everyone’s favorite farm-fresh fruit? Children will use their melons as they explore chemical reactions, tap into their artistic creativity, and play goofy games involving watermelon.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.