Educators & Groups

The Discovery Museum is the best place for field trips and outreach programs! Now offering virtual field trips and video packages!

As an educator – either as a parent or classroom teacher – we know you are always looking for ways to enhance your students’ learning process and to give them lasting educational experiences. In addition to the interactive, hands-on exhibits and special presentations at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, our staff has developed a wide variety of virtual field trips and outreach programs that focus on the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the arts. All of our exhibits and programs meet Virginia Standards of Learning requirements and Next Generation standards. Our programs are lively, engaging, educational, and FUN!

Museum Education During COVID-19: We would love to schedule your group for an in-person field trip, a virtual “live” program with one of our educators, a video package, or even a STEAM Night or Night at the Museum! But first, we need some basics to help us determine how we can best fit your needs. Please fill us in on some general information so that we can get you started on one of our fun and educational programs! We are excited to share how the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum can see your group safely!

Bringing a group to the Discovery Museum is fun and easy.

The Discovery Museum represents hours of learning and hands-on fun for your entire classroom or group. We can facilitate stand-alone field trips, field trips with educational programs, or even outreach programs that travel to your location.  Please note that current field trips are dependent on CDC and Virginia COVID-19 requirements. Group sizes are limited.

If you have questions or would like to book your group with the Discovery Museum, please contact Education and Learning Specialist Alisha McCann at or 540-722-2020 x106.

To hold your reservation for a field trip or outreach, a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required per group. All changes or cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the program or party start date to receive a refund. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund amount. Cancellations made less than two weeks in advance will not receive a refund. The Museum will make every effort to reschedule field trips canceled due to weather.

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2021-22 Education Program Offerings (In-Person AND Virtual)

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