Virginia Discovery Museum, Charlottesville

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#10 of 12 in Childrens Museums in Virginia
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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 mu...  more »
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  • Great place for the kids to go and explore and play and do new things awesome benefits for parents with Medicaid and military background really fun love that one ticket gets you in and out all day
  • This is best for young children, maybe Max age of 6 or 7. My two young children loved it. We have been to a few other Discovery Centers and although this one was the smallest we have ever seen, I found it refreshing and nice. This isn't a huge place where you have to follow your kids around or worry of losing them. It is also very clean and quite a bit to do. One thing I really liked here that I haven't seen at other centers is that the employees out on the floor also interacted, helped, and played with the kids. We were there on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 in the morning. Thanks to the guys out there on the floor playing and helping the kids, you are fantastic. I really, really enjoyed my time there with my kids. A lot less stressful and loud and my kids really loved it too.
  • Great place for kiddos. Wish it was bigger.
  • We have a membership here and visit 1-2 times a week. It a great for all ages, and the staff is so friendly.
  • We love the discovery museum!!! Fantastic place to take babies, toddlers and children of all ages. So many amazing interactive activities that'll even keep the adults entertained.

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Hotels and inns in Charlottesville's lively downtown area offer proximity to the city's main attractions, but they can be on the expensive side. There are several more inexpensive options located along or near Emmet Street, which is a short drive from the main thoroughfare. Alternatively, immerse yourself in local history by staying at a centuries-old bed and breakfast. Many of these establishments are complete with fine period furnishings.
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