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Virginia Discovery Museum

524 E. Main St., Downtown, Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-977-1025
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So much to do with young kids on cold day

Crowded but fun. Kids were 6 & 7 and enjoyed themselves. Great log cabin, giant light brite, the... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Linden L
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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
via mobile
Chaotic

We went yesterday afternoon with parents, grandmother, and 4 1/2 and 1 yr old. It was busy as you... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
HappyTralis
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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524 E. Main St., Downtown, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Crowded but fun. Kids were 6 & 7 and enjoyed themselves. Great log cabin, giant light brite, the room in the back was less crowded. Lots of parent sitting around talking to other parents while the kids played. We bought a 3 month membership as...More

Thank Linden L
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went yesterday afternoon with parents, grandmother, and 4 1/2 and 1 yr old. It was busy as you would imagine at this time of year. The front two rooms have lots of things for younger children. Even our little one toddled around and everyone...More

Thank HappyTralis
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

My toddler LOVES going to the Discovery Museum. If we are downtown and try to pass it by, he goes and knocks on the door to let us know we should stop! My mother takes them there weekly after having bought a family membership. Inside...More

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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

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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
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Reviewed 28 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
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Reviewed 24 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

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Reviewed 16 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
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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 28 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
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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.
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