Discovery Workshops

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Looking for some STEAM-themed fun after school? Try Discovery Workshops at the Virginia Discovery Museum! These hour-long mini drop-off programs for children 4 and older focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math enrichment through interactive games, science experiments, and collaborative challenges.


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Frequency

Select Fridays
4:15-5:15 p.m.
(September to May)

Workshops Meet in Creation Station

Registration

Ages 4 & Up
$20 Per Child
Annual Members: 15% Off

Scholarships Available


Upcoming Workshops

Action Art - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Jan. 23

Calling all budding artists! Slide into your smock and get out your wiggles as we drip and splatter our way to expressionist masterpieces.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.

Cardstacker Engineering Challenges

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Feb. 27

This is no sleight of hand … it’s engineering magic! Hold your breath as we put our problem-solving skills – and balance – to the test and explore different ways to build structures using playing cards.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.

Clay Play

Friday, March 27, 2020  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: March 26

Sculpt and squish in this literal mash-up of art and science! Experiment with polymer clay, electric playdough, and modeling clay as we mold little masterpieces in the palms of our hands.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.

Robot Rodeo

Friday, April 24, 2020  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: April 23

Meet the Museum’s four different types of robots! Interact with Cubelets, Cubetto, Pro-Bot, and Ozobot as we complete tech challenges and learn about the principles of coding.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.

Dinosaur Dig

Friday, May 8, 2020  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: May 7

Travel back in time! Discover the Mesozoic Era as we learn all about the prehistoric creatures known as dinosaurs and make our own fossils.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 15 Children.


Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Contact Education Manager Maggie Hancock at (434) 977-1025 x106 or maggie@vadm.org to learn more about the Museum’s Discovery Workshops. For information about applying for a scholarship, contact Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at (434) 977-1025 x102 or email operationsdirector@vadm.org.