Virginia Discovery Museum

Virginia Discovery Museum

Virginia Discovery Museum is a hands-on children's museum for newborns to kids age 8 that fosters intellectual curiosity and development for all children in our community. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, it is a nonprofit children's museum, with exhibits on literacy, science, math, history, and the arts. It welcomes more than 70,000 visitors each year.

For more than 25 years, Virginia Discovery Museum has provided enrichment opportunities through interactive exhibits, exploratory and imaginative play environments, and educational programs. The museum brings young children and families together to engage minds, excite imaginations and explore the world around them.

Virginia Discovery Museum also hosts annual community events like Kid*Vention science festival in February, Discovery Dash track race in May, Boo Bash Halloween party in October, and Santa Pancake Breakfast in December.

Location & Hours

Virginia Discovery Museum

524 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902 open in map

Phone  434-977-1025

Monday9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Admission Fees

Adults & Children: $8
Children Under 1: Free

Virginia Discovery Museum accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Free Admission for being a Bank of America customer

Bank of America has a distinctive program of Museums on Us® to offer its customers free admission on the first full weekend of every month to more than 200 participating museums, including Virginia Discovery Museum. If you have a Bank of America credit or debit card, you are eligible to receive one free pass for Virginia Discovery Museum on the first weekend each month. It is a great perk that can save you hundreds of dollars per year in value if you have one of the following eligible credit cards:

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