Virginia Discovery Museum

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Virginia Discovery Museum
LocationCharlottesville, Virginia
Coordinates38°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 literacy, science, math, history, and the arts.[1] It is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is appropriate for families with newborns to children age 8.[2]


The Virginia Discovery Museum (VDM) 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.[3]


The Virginia Discovery Museum looks to foster intellectual curiosity and development for all children in the Charlottesville-Albemarle community and the surrounding area.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Virginia Discovery Museum Plan Your Visit".
  2. ^ "Virginia Discovery Museum FAQs".
  3. ^ "Virginia Discovery Museum History".
  4. ^ "Virginia Discovery Museum Mission".