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, hands-on crafts, and collaborative challenges.


Program Details  |  Upcoming Workshops  |  Workshop FAQs



Frequency

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

Workshops Meet in Creation Station

Registration

Ages 4 & Up
$15 Per Child
VDM Discounts Apply (?)

Scholarships Available

Questions? Visit Workshop FAQs, call (434) 977-1025 x104, or email programs@vadm.org.


Upcoming Workshops

Toy Take-Apart - 4 SPOTS LEFT

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: Feb. 22

Ever wonder what's inside a toy and how it works? Children will dissect different toys to discover how they work from the inside out, then create new mashup toys with the leftover pieces.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Potion Lab - 1 SPOT LEFT

Friday, March 8, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: March 8

Concoct some kooky fun! Children will discover the science of potion-making through demonstrations, then use kitchen chemistry to create their own potions.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Robot Rally - 5 SPOTS LEFT

Friday, March 22, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: March 22

Meet the many different robots we have at the Museum! Children will complete different challenges as they discover how robots work and learn basic coding.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Polymer Party - 6 SPOTS LEFT

Friday, April 12, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: April 12

Children will discover the science behind polymers like slime, water beads, bouncy balls, and gummies as they experiment and create their own.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Garage Garbage Band

Friday, April 26, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: April 26

In honor of Earth Day, children will use iPad app technology and re-purposed materials to construct instruments and create a collaborative musical piece.

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Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Star Wars STEAM Party

Friday, May 3, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: May 3

That’s no moon – it’s a Star Wars STEAM Party! Little Padawans will train as Jedi Knights with galactic games, space crafts, and cosmic challenges full of STEAM enrichment. There’s no repelling fun of this magnitude!

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.

Computer Deconstruction

Friday, May 24, 2019  |  4:15-5:15 p.m.  |  Deadline: May 24

Strap on those safety goggles! Children will dissect different electronics with screwdrivers, scissors, and more as they uncover the hidden world of circuit boards, computer chips, and wires; learn how these machines work from the inside out; and transform the parts into something new with their imaginations.

Register Online

Pre-Registration Required. Space Limited to 12 Children.