Virginia Discovery Museum
Virginia Discovery Museum is a nonprofit hands-on children's museum, with exhibits on literacy, science, math, history, and the arts. It is located in Charlottesville, Virginia and is appropriate for families with newborns to children age 8.
The Virginia Discovery Museum 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.
The Virginia Discovery Museum fosters intellectual curiosity and development for all children in the Charlottesville-Albemarle community and the surrounding areas.