Memberships

Become a Virginia Discovery Museum member and enjoy unlimited visits to the best discovery spot in Charlottesville for newborns to children age 8! With 3-month and 12-month options available, a membership makes a great gift and offers families the flexibility to play at their own pace and on their own schedule. Plus, when you sign up for the annual Discovery Membership, there is literally a world of possibilities to explore through reciprocal and discounted admission to hundreds of other science and children’s museums across the U.S. and around the globe!


Levels & Add-Ons  |  Discovery Deals  |  Plan Your Visit



Levels & Add-Ons

Effective Jan. 18, 2018, 3-Month Memberships no longer have membership ID cards, and Discovery Memberships include one ID card, which must be present to redeem ASTC and ACM discounts and Discovery Deals.

3-Month: $45*
  • Unlimited visits to the Museum for 3 months for up to 4 named people (limited to adults and children in the member home, caregivers, and/or grandparents)
  • Easy Museum check-in with your membership name
  • Weekly e-blasts about VDM news, programs, camps, and events
Discovery: $125
  • Unlimited visits to the Museum for 12 months for up to 6 named people (limited to adults and children in the member home, caregivers, and/or grandparents)
  • Easy check-in with your membership card or name
  • Reciprocal general admission at over 350 ASTC Travel Passport Program sites (Details)
  • 50% off general admission for up to 6 people at over 200 ACM Reciprocal Network sites (Details)
  • 15% discount on select programs, camps, and events and on birthday parties and facility rentals
  • Exclusive Discovery Deals at participating partner merchants
  • 1-month extension for each new VDM member recruited
  • Weekly e-blasts about VDM news, programs, camps, and events
Add-On Options
  • Additional Names ($10 Each): Grow your membership! Specify up to 4 additional adults or children from the member home, caregivers, or grandparents.
  • Additional Membership Cards ($5 Each): Need to replace a lost card? Want to give a card to a grandparent or caregiver on the membership? Have a spare one on hand! (Discovery Only)

Purchase or Renew

*3-Month Memberships are not upgradeable to Discovery Memberships; to become a Discovery-level member, the full annual fee is required, and the new membership will begin when the 3-Month Membership ends.


Discovery Deals

VDM Discovery-level members can redeem exclusive, ongoing Discovery Deals at participating partner merchants by showing their blue Discovery-level membership ID card at the time of purchase. VDM will keep a regularly updated list of Discovery Deals here on our Memberships page, on the TV in our front lobby, and on our community bulletin board.

Alakazam Toys & Gifts

Ongoing Promotion:
10% discount on every store purchase

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Green Bean Baby Boutique

Ongoing Promotion:
10% discount on entire purchase

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Bend Yoga

Ongoing Promotion:
First class free for new clients only and 10% off any new 10-, 15-, or 20-class pass

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


The Fitzroy

Ongoing Promotion:
One free kid’s meal per dining adult Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


The Candy Store

Ongoing Promotion:
15% discount on every purchase at the Charlottesville location only

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Draft Taproom

Ongoing Promotion:
Half-price “Half Pints” kids meals on Saturdays.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Iron Paffles & Coffee

Ongoing Promotion:
One child eats free per one paying adult. Offer includes single chicken paffles and up to two toppings; drinks not included.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Paradox Pastry

Ongoing Promotion:
10% discount on in-store purchases. Offer does not include catering, wholesale, or special orders like wedding cakes.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Kilwins

Ongoing Promotion:
15% discount on ice cream purchases.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


The Melting Pot

Ongoing Promotion:
20% discount on all purchases.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


New Dominion Bookshop

Ongoing Promotion:
10% discount on any store purchase.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Shenanigans

Ongoing Promotion:
10% discount on every purchase.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Splendora’s Gelato

Ongoing Promotion:
Free bambino gelato with any purchase.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Telegraph Art & Comics

Ongoing Promotion:
10% discount on books from the “All Ages” section.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website


Tilman’s

Ongoing Promotion:
$1 off kids meals, and Mom (or Dad) can have Happy Hour anytime.

Must Show Valid Blue Discovery-Level ID to Redeem

Partner Website