Virginia Discovery Museum

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Virginia Discovery Museum
Established 1981
Location Charlottesville, Virginia
Coordinates 38°1′46.4″N 78°28′40.9″W / 38.029556°N 78.478028°W / 38.029556; -78.478028

Virginia Discovery Museum is a nonprofit hands-on children's museum, with exhibits on the arts, sciences, humanities, history and nature. It is located in Charlottesville, Virginia and appropriate for children ages 1 to 10 and their families.


The Virginia Discovery Museum was incorporated in 1981. Initially, VDM organized interactive activities which traveled throughout Central Virginia. The popularity of these programs increased the Board's resolve to find a building for the Museum. On October 25, 1986, VDM welcomed visitors to its first home, a two-story house located near the University of Virginia. The numbers of visitors increased and a bigger building was needed. On May 1, 1990, the Museum opened in its current location on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.


The Virginia Discovery Museum brings young children and families together to engage minds, excite imaginations and explore the world around them.

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