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Alakazam Toys & Gifts

Alakazam Toys & Gifts

100 E Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-1717

http://www.alakazamtoys.com

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We believe that childhood is a time in life for creative and imaginative play. We select toys and other items for our store, which nurture the spirit of the child. People of all generations visit Alakazam and joyfully recall such childhood treasures. We are inspired by the Waldorf and Montessori Philosophies, offering top quality, art materials, natural fiber dolls, wooden toys and other special playthings. We believe in giving back to our community. These are some of the organizations we feel an affinity with and currently, or have supported.

Main Street Arena

Main Street Arena

230 W. Main St., Charlottesville VA 22902
(434) 817-2400

http://mainstarena.com/

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Main Street Arena is Charlottesville's own sport and event arena, with space for ice hockey, skating, events and more.

Virginia Discovery Museum

Virginia Discovery Museum

524 East Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 977-1025

http://www.vadm.org

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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