Programs

We’re more than just exhibits!

Club School-Seum!

Does your child miss the school setting? 

What if your child could spend one day a week working among other children doing school work, cool programming, and playing in the Museum? 

If you’re a working parent, would it be nice for your child to spend a day out of the house yet still supervised and working on school assignments?  

Click HERE to learn more!!

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Zoom Field Trips

 Join a Discovery Museum educator for a virtual 30-minute “real-time” Zoom field trip. From the comfort of your own home, you and your family will engage in enriched learning. Each field trip also includes a PDF with follow-up resources for additional enrichment activities across the curriculum. Price: $10/family (minimum of 10 paid reservations to run the program).

Zoom Field Trips will run on Wednesdays from 2-230 pm. Reservations must be purchased in advance. You will be sent the safe zoom link for the program.

Preschool/Kindergarten Zoom Offerings

  • Oct 21, 2-230 pm: Dinosaurs – Herbivore, Carnivore, Omnivore
  • Nov. 4, 2-230 pm: Music, Movement, and Me – Caterpillars and Butterflies

Elementary (K-4) Zoom Offerings:

  • Oct 28, 2-230 pm: Investigating Insects VA Science SOL K.3 a-d; K.7 a-c; 1.5 a-c; 2.4 a; 2.5 a-b; 3.4 a-c
  • Nov 11, 2-230 pm: Moccasin Trail VA Social Studies SOL 2.3 a-c; 2.7 a; VS.2 d-g
  • Nov 18, 2-230 pm: Water Quality VA Science SOL 2.5 a-c; 3.5 a-b; 3.7 a-c; 3.8 a-b; 4.3 a; 4.8 a

To book your Zoom Virtual Field Trip, please contact groupreservations@discoverymuseum.net or call  540-722-2020 x 106

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Pre-recorded Video Outreach Packages

 When you can’t commit to a live zoom, learn when it works for your family… great for virtual learning days! 

Each 30-minute package includes a pre-recorded instructional video, as well as a PDF with cross-curricular activities and projects that can be done at home. These can be done asynchronously, at the child’s/family’s pace – perfect for virtual days or days when students are learning from home. Price: $10/screen

Once Upon a Time STEAM Engineering Take a deep dive into engineering and design as you attempt to solve problems for the Three Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, and Rapunzel. VA English SOL K.7 a-c; K.8 a-e; 1.2 a-d; 1.7 a-3; 2.6 d, f;   VA Science SOL: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1 (a-f); VA Math SOL K.9, K.10 a-b; 1.10, 1.11 a-b; 2.13;       3.3 a-b; 3.16; 4.15

Powerful Pollinators Buzz into the hive to learn about life cycles, bee jobs, pollinator gardens, and the importance of our powerful pollinators. VA Science SOL K.1, K.3, K.6, K.7, K.10, K.11, 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.8

Discover Geography Don’t get lost! Learn how to navigate geography with our friendly pirate host. VA Social Studies SOL 1.5 a-e; 2.6 a-b; 3.6 a-e; VS 2 a-b

Astronomy/Space Blast off with the Discovery Museum as we learn about planets, moon phases, and more! VA Science SOL 1.6 a-b; 4.5 a-c; 4.6 a-d

Zoomania If you could create your own zoo, how would you design it? Learn about animal adaptations, habitats, and more as we zoom into the world of zoos! VA Science SOL 1.4 a-c; 1.5 a-c; 2.4 a-b; 2.5 a-c; 3.4 a-b; 3.5 a-b; 4.3 a-d; 4.8 a-b

To book your Pre-recorded Video Outreach, please contact groupreservations@discoverymuseum.net or call  540-722-2020 x 106