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Virginia Discovery Museum

524 E. Main St., Downtown, Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-977-1025
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Great visit with small kids!

We went here for a quick visit with our 3 and 5 year old, great place to let them run around! If... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great fun for younger kids

Downtown location that requires parking in the market Street parking garage. You get your parking... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
David C
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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524 E. Main St., Downtown, Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-977-1025
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We went here for a quick visit with our 3 and 5 year old, great place to let them run around! If you buy a membership, it is good for a year, and also gives you half off tickets at other partnering museums around the...More

Thank ccbowen
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Downtown location that requires parking in the market Street parking garage. You get your parking validated so it's free. It's 1 floor of different stations. They have a reading room, art, music, engineering, sound, construction, health and many other stations. They can dress up like...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The Virginia Discover Museum is clean and so much fun for preschoolers. I'm in town with my preschooler for a visit and found the museum to be a welcome stop during my visit to the Downtown Mall. I recommend going for an hour in the...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Friday afternoon for all family $5.00!!! Kids loved It and a great place to run around before the Friday night music on the mall

Thank lauriehF5182ZL
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you have young children or grand children, and are looking for a place for them to play and learn look no further. There are always new and fun exhibits for the kids. I am a retired teacher and found the exhibits to be very...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Super adorable place for your little ones and it is neither too big nor too small!!! This is a wonderful place to take your children for a few hours. It has only a couple rooms. The toys were clean and the place was well kept....More

Thank spelks
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Discovery Museum is fantastic with a very diverse number of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. It's a great place to meet friends and bring your kids to play. The entry fee is expensive only if you live here and visit repeatedly. For...More

Thank TravelHard B
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Price was the same for adults as children. Attendant told us that there was something for all ages and even adults...No senior adult discount. Activities were for ages 8 and under. (Wish when we asked questions about ages they would have told us!) Bees were...More

Thank Meandmyfivekids
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our 2-year-old daughter spent hours at the Discovery Museum and had to be coerced out for nap time. Great for smaller kids as well as older kids, not overly crowded, clean, interesting and super fun! Worth a visit.

Thank Drstacyf
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My kids enjoy going here and seeing what is going on. The interactive pieces are easy for them to use and they enjoy learning about whatever is the topic that month. The last time I went there was an exhibit about bees that was very...More

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4 November 2017|
Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
At almost 10 your child would be bored in about 30 minutes. There is some cool science related stuff that's interesting but I would agree that 5-7 is the ideal age for this type of exploration.