Day-Off Camps

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Teacher Workday Camps

School may be out, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Throughout the school year, the Virginia Discovery Museum offers Day-Off Camps when Albemarle County and Charlottesville public schools close for Teacher Workdays. These half-day camps for children 4 to 8 focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math enrichment through interactive games, hands-on crafts, and collaborative challenges. Plus, campers will enjoy a special play time in the galleries each morning before the Museum opens.

Camp Details  |  Upcoming Camps  |  Emergency Release Form


Select Workdays
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
(Child Packs a Lunch)

Museum Provides a Mid-Morning Snack for Campers


Children 4-8
Low Staff-to-Child Ratio
(1:5 Maximum)

Space is Limited to 15 Campers Maximum per Camp


One-Day: $50/Child
Two-Day: $90/Child
VDM Discounts Apply (?)

Rolling-Scale Scholarships Available by Application (?)

Emergency Release Form

An Emergency Release Form must be completed for all campers prior to participating in their first camp. 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? Visit Camps FAQs, call (434) 977-1025 x104, or email

Upcoming Day-Off Camps

School of Wizardry

Jan. 21-22, 2019  |  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  |  Deadline: Jan. 16

Join us on a magical fantasy adventure through the wacky world of wizardry! Children will discover the wonders of wizards as they create their own cloak, brew magic potions, and gain knowledge of STEAM spells.

Register Online

1- or 2-Day Available. Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Campers.

Astronaut Prep

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019  |  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  |  Deadline: Feb. 13

Have what it takes to explore the cosmos? Children will discover how astronauts train, perform exciting interstellar challenges, and make space-themed creations.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Campers.