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Virginia Discovery Museum, Charlottesville

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TripAdvisor
  • If you have young children or grand children, and are looking for a place for them to play and learn look no further. There are always new and fun exhibits for the kids. I am a retired teacher and fou...  more »
  • Super adorable place for your little ones and it is neither too big nor too small!!! This is a wonderful place to take your children for a few hours. It has only a couple rooms. The toys were clean an...  more »
  • The Discovery Museum is fantastic with a very diverse number of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. It's a great place to meet friends and bring your kids to play. The entry fee is expensive onl...  more »
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  • Extremely poor customer service. We had booked a birthday party and were informed 2 days before that they had a computer glitch and booked over our spot. Even though we booked our party first we were asked to move to a different day. There was no mention of discount or anything to make up for this. We had guests coming from out of town and wanted to keep it the same weekend so asked if Sunday was available. They are only open for private rentals on Sunday at a higher rate. The woman who spoke with us (Madeline) was rude and did not offer any apology. We were made to feel as if this was our fault. I would not recommend this place for a party. Even though we had the space privately Sunday it was disappointing. We booked the original time slot to enjoy extra play time after our scheduled party but you aren't able to do that on Sunday. They made sure you were out of the place by 12:30. Given the circumstances you would have thought they would have been a little nicer as well. Both of the staff members there seemed like they did us a huge favor by coming in.We have a membership but do not plan to renew.
  • This museum is absolutely wonderful. They do a great job with space, and all of the exhibits were interested to our two-year-old son. There is a great section on beehives that includes a living hive. They have dress-up, doctor, and two separate farm stations. There is a sensory room for children 0 to 2 years, and our son loved the light board. The interactive ABCs were so great while he was learning his letters. Also, the membership gets you into so many other museums around the country!
  • Great place. Lots to do for the kids. They validate 2 hours parking, which helps A LOT for anything on the mall. They have stuff for all ages, not just 3 or 5 and up, and it's not just busy work or mindless time passing. The perfect place for a rainy day.
  • The vacuum tubes are the best, my little girl loves them! Make sure to take your little ones through the back hallway and enjoy the music room and to a playhouse of a fire station.
  • The place isn't very big but there is plenty to do for different ages from infants to 10 years old. The staff are super nice. The surrounding area has lot's of restaurants and cafes and you can go out for a snack and come back in.