Virginia Discovery Museum, Charlottesville

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  • 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 kid...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • My son really enjoys the museum. It would be nice if there was a quiet place the kids could go when they start to get overwhelmed. The only quiet room is the reading room and quite unfortunately they filled it with 2 iPads. It would be such a more pleasant experience without that technology!
  • The museum itself was well put together but the old lady at the front counter went through our group asking who each of us were (nicely enough she was looking to discount our tickets) and when she got to me I said I was these two dad and her husband pointing at my wife to which she replied, "nope you're worthless"... Why??? It was a totally Normal experience up until that point... Seems like she may becoming senile in her old age
  • My infant and I had a wonderful time. He spent most of his time in the toddler room, but there was definitely activities for young children. We're definitely going back!
  • 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.
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