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 crafts and activities, a pizza dinner, plenty of playtime in the Museum Galleries, and a dance party. Themes change for every Date Night 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 x104 or email

Upcoming Drop-Offs

Monster Mash

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: Oct. 17

Brew up some STEAM fun as we use our imaginations and the design thinking process to bring our own beasties and things that go bump in the night to life, concoct a little kooky monst-art, and more.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 20 Children.

The Great Turkey Race

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: Nov. 14

On your mark, get set, gobble, gobble, gobble! Collaborate to design and build a turkey stunt double that can move fast enough to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 20 Children.

Minute to Win It

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.  |  Deadline: Dec. 12

Time’s ticking! Team up to tackle some fun, STEM-themed challenges and party games that are sure to bring holiday cheer and a surprise take-away.


Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 20 Children.