Virginia Discovery Museum
524 East Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Charlottesville's only nonprofit, hands-on children's museum since 1981, VDM brings children ages 1-8 and their families together to engage minds, excite imaginations, and explore the world around them through interactive exhibits, imaginative play environments, and educational programming. Travel back in time to experience life in the 18th century as you enter the Showalter Cabin; see what's abuzz at the honeybee observation hive in the Pollination Station; or get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Little C'Ville as you zip down the spiral slide of the two-story fire station, examine patients at UVA Children's Hospital, and serve up delectable treats at the Panera bakery.
Hours: MON-SAT, from 10-5; SUN available for rental only
Daily Admission: $8 per person, adults and children (under 1, free)
Yearly Memberships: Starting at $100