The Virginia Discovery Museum has remained closed to the public since mid-March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result, has forfeited an anticipated $280,000 in revenue. This loss will have a profound impact on the Museum’s long-term financial health, but VDM is grateful for the opportunity to partner with local businesses and organizations in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area on charitable-giving endeavors to raise money and awareness for the Museum, which will allow us to survive these challenging times, continue to share educational play resources with families while we are closed, and reopen to the public as soon as it is safe.

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Upcoming Fundraisers

There are no Fundraisers currently scheduled

For other ways to support the Museum, check out our Donate and Volunteer pages.

Make a Donation

Unable to attend a community fundraiser? You can still support the Museum’s mission of fostering intellectual curiosity and development for all children in our community. VDM is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Click the link and follow the prompts to make an online donation using a credit or debit card.

By Mail

Print and complete a donor card and mail to Virginia Discovery Museum, P.O. Box 1128, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Checks payable to the Museum.

Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Give us a call at (434) 977-1025 x101 or email to learn more about upcoming fundraisers for the Museum.