Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum sparks curiosity and inspires learning through exploration and creative play.
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Hands-on learning is what we do best at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Explore life along the Moccasin Train in our Native American exhibit. Learn about simple machines while playing in an apple shed. Experience the laws of physics while racing balls over ramps and through loops, or test your agility while scaling a climbing wall. With exhibit areas focusing on the arts, mathematics, sciences and the humanities, the Discovery Museum offers hours of fun for the entire family.

Mission: Our mission at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is to spark curiosity and inspire learning through creative play.

Thank you @senatorwarner and Mayor Smith for coming to tour and play at the Discovery Museum today!#learningthroughplay ...
05/17/2019

Thank you @senatorwarner and Mayor Smith for coming to tour and play at the Discovery Museum today!

#learningthroughplay #discovery #senatormarkwarner #oldtownwinchester @ Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

The rooftop is in full bloom and it was a beautiful morning for our butterfly release with Itty Bitty Mornings
05/14/2019

The rooftop is in full bloom and it was a beautiful morning for our butterfly release with Itty Bitty Mornings

05/14/2019

Our bees are back and man are they busy! Come watch them at work! 🐝

#busybee #learningthroughplay #discovery #savethebees

05/13/2019

It's National Frog Jumping Day!

Don't let your chance at a Chocolate Frog jump away, get your tickets to Yule Ball in July: An Event for Wizards, Witches & Muggles (21+) today!

Happy 5 years to our new building 🥳We love it here and hope you do too! What's your favorite thing about our new(ish)...
05/10/2019

Happy 5 years to our new building 🥳

We love it here and hope you do too! What's your favorite thing about our new(ish) place?

It's National Sleepover Day! Celebrate by booking your next sleepover at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum!
05/09/2019

It's National Sleepover Day!
Celebrate by booking your next sleepover at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum!

Kick off Memorial Day weekend with us on the roof at our next Sunset Series! Live music from the Beller-Stone Duo and li...
05/07/2019

Kick off Memorial Day weekend with us on the roof at our next Sunset Series!

Live music from the Beller-Stone Duo and light fare from Water Street Kitchen will be provided along with a cash bar offering wine and beer
21+ only event

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day to all the amazing teachers! Thank you for inviting us to learn through play wit...
05/07/2019

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day to all the amazing teachers! Thank you for inviting us to learn through play with your classrooms!

It's SOL Review day at Bass-Hoover Elementary School! Thanks for inviting us to learn through play with you!
05/06/2019

It's SOL Review day at Bass-Hoover Elementary School! Thanks for inviting us to learn through play with you!

Flashback to years past at the Apple Blossom parade!
05/04/2019

Flashback to years past at the Apple Blossom parade!

05/04/2019
Happy National Space Day! Bring space to life for your classroom or group with the museum's traveling planetarium!
05/03/2019

Happy National Space Day!

Bring space to life for your classroom or group with the museum's traveling planetarium!

Happy Bloom!
05/02/2019

Happy Bloom!

Apple Blossom Sensory Night is in full bloom! We have face painting, balloon artists, animal therapy, a sheriff and his ...
05/02/2019

Apple Blossom Sensory Night is in full bloom! We have face painting, balloon artists, animal therapy, a sheriff and his car, and a magician!

Thank you to all those who have come together to make this night and program possible!!

Happy Harry Potter Day fellow Potterheads!! Love Harry Potter as much as we do? Make sure you don't miss out on your cha...
05/02/2019

Happy Harry Potter Day fellow Potterheads!!

Love Harry Potter as much as we do? Make sure you don't miss out on your chance to sip Butterbeer at Yule Ball in July!
21+ event

Thank you Valley Health for your continued support and this wonderful article about our Sensory Night tonight!
05/02/2019
A Partnership of Discovery

Thank you Valley Health for your continued support and this wonderful article about our Sensory Night tonight!

Children visit a doctor's office, crawl through intestines, look inside the human body with an "x-ray" machine, learn how vision is "tricked" by optical illusions, and listen to a heart-beating drum. Financial and in-kind gifts from Valley Health and other local healthcare providers support these an...

Happy National Principals' Day! Thank you for all you do for the Discovery Museum and your schools
05/01/2019

Happy National Principals' Day! Thank you for all you do for the Discovery Museum and your schools

Packs Cones n More- 522 North Location is hosting a Spirit Night for The Discovery Museum June 12th 6-10pm! We hope to s...
04/30/2019

Packs Cones n More- 522 North Location is hosting a Spirit Night for The Discovery Museum June 12th 6-10pm! We hope to see you all there!

The owls have arrived with your Hogwarts Express ticket to the Yule Ball in July! Don't miss the train, claim yours now!
04/29/2019

The owls have arrived with your Hogwarts Express ticket to the Yule Ball in July! Don't miss the train, claim yours now!

04/25/2019

We’re having a BLAST (off) at Astronomy Steam Night with Gainesboro Elementary!

We had a bear-y good time practicing our STEAM skills with Countryside Elementary School. Even Goldilocks couldn't break...
04/25/2019

We had a bear-y good time practicing our STEAM skills with Countryside Elementary School. Even Goldilocks couldn't break these well built chairs!

Did you know all our programs meet Virginia Standards of Learning, Common Core, and NextGen, contact [email protected] to schedule your group!

Thank you Mountain View Academy for coming to learn about the Eastern Woodland Native Americans with us today! Intereste...
04/24/2019

Thank you Mountain View Academy for coming to learn about the Eastern Woodland Native Americans with us today!

Interested in learning more about our field trips and off-site programming; check out our website for more info.
http://discoverymuseum.net/about/outreach/

Found today and it has traveled to a new hiding spot where “you can play your part”.
04/24/2019

Found today and it has traveled to a new hiding spot where “you can play your part”.

We had a Turtle-y awesome time Shell-abrating Earth Day at Itty Bitty Mornings today with some help from our friends at ...
04/23/2019

We had a Turtle-y awesome time Shell-abrating Earth Day at Itty Bitty Mornings today with some help from our friends at Blue Ridge Wildlife Center, Winchester Book Gallery and Author June Smalls!

It’s Itty Bitty Mornings @discoverymuse and local author June Smalls is sharing her book Odd Animal ABCs. Join us for ...
04/23/2019

It’s Itty Bitty Mornings @discoverymuse and local author June Smalls is sharing her book Odd Animal ABCs. Join us for a second reading at 10 and Blue Ridge Wildlife at 1030! And thank you @wbookgallery for coming out today with copies of the books for purchase!!!! @ Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

In addition to the traditional Itty Bitty Mornings art and science activities, June Smalls will read from her new book, ...
04/22/2019

In addition to the traditional Itty Bitty Mornings art and science activities, June Smalls will read from her new book, Odd Animal ABC's, at 10 am. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Blue Ridge Wildlife will do a special presentation about our wild Virginia animal friends at 10:30 a.m.

All activities are free with paid admission.

Hoppy Easter from your friends at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum!
04/20/2019

Hoppy Easter from your friends at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum!

You are cordially invited to our Yule Ball in July! Learn from Ron and snag your tickets (and your date) early before th...
04/20/2019

You are cordially invited to our Yule Ball in July! Learn from Ron and snag your tickets (and your date) early before they're gone!

21+ event

Agents under 40 years old,You are among a select group chosen to carry out this assignment. Your mission, should you cho...
04/19/2019

Agents under 40 years old,

You are among a select group chosen to carry out this assignment. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to gather intelligence at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum's Annual Soiree.

Your cover is as a young professional helping to raise awareness of the museum's mission to encourage learning through play. Head over to the event page and snag your admissions for a DISCOUNTED price of $40.

The weather Thursday is looking perfect for an evening on the roof! Lauren Woodard will be performing and food will be c...
04/16/2019

The weather Thursday is looking perfect for an evening on the roof! Lauren Woodard will be performing and food will be catered by Fresco Kitchen! Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Shenandoah Conservatory 'Little Big Band' performing some swingin' tunes during John Kirby Jazz Day at the Discovery. @s...
04/13/2019

Shenandoah Conservatory 'Little Big Band' performing some swingin' tunes during John Kirby Jazz Day at the Discovery. @shenandoahuniversity @shenandoahconservatory #learnthroughplay

04/13/2019

Come on out and play with Floam!

Happy Flashback Friday! We're looking back at some of our favorite exhibits over the years! What are some of your favori...
04/12/2019

Happy Flashback Friday! We're looking back at some of our favorite exhibits over the years! What are some of your favorite memories at the Discovery Museum?

04/11/2019

Minotaur Madness with our AMPed Up friends at Quarles!

Thank you, Leslie Fox Keyser, for allowing us to bring Fairy Tale STEAM Night to your school this evening! The pigs, wiz...
04/11/2019

Thank you, Leslie Fox Keyser, for allowing us to bring Fairy Tale STEAM Night to your school this evening! The pigs, wizards, dragons, bears, heroes, students, teachers, families, and unimaginary friends lives happily ever after! Can’t wait to return next year. @ LFK

04/10/2019

Fairy Tale STEAM at Leslie Fox Keyser in Warren County!

“I give this a place a 10 out of 5!” Hutchinson Farm 3rd Grader, 3/5/19 - Help make more 10 out of 5 days by donatin...
04/09/2019

“I give this a place a 10 out of 5!” Hutchinson Farm 3rd Grader, 3/5/19 - Help make more 10 out of 5 days by donating to the Discovery Museum! #SVDM #SpringAppeal

Won’t you give $10, $25, or $100 to help our sponsorship program for families financial and special needs? Donate today and make a difference in a child's life! Will you help us reach 2K for play?

The Discovery Museum served over 17,700 people from Winchester last year. We are your local children’s museum and we n...
04/09/2019

The Discovery Museum served over 17,700 people from Winchester last year. We are your local children’s museum and we need your help to continue providing playful learning experiences for our communities. Please donate today to our Spring Appeal and make a difference in a child’s life. Click on the link to donate! http://discoverymuseum.net/support/giving/

Your support of the Discovery Museum makes “best days ever” happen. Please make a difference in a child’s life tod...
04/08/2019

Your support of the Discovery Museum makes “best days ever” happen. Please make a difference in a child’s life today by donating to the Discovery Museum! Click on the link to donate! http://discoverymuseum.net/support/giving/

Won’t you give $10, $25, or $100 to help our sponsorship program for families financial and special needs?  Donate tod...
04/07/2019

Won’t you give $10, $25, or $100 to help our sponsorship program for families financial and special needs? Donate today and make a difference in a child's life! Will you help us reach 2K for play?

The Discovery Museum served over 10,000 people from Loudoun County last year. We are your local children’s museum and ...
04/07/2019
Donate ⋆ Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum served over 10,000 people from Loudoun County last year. We are your local children’s museum and we need your help to continue providing playful learning experiences for our communities. Please click on the link to donate today! #LoudounCounty #SVDM

Address

19 W Cork St
Winchester, VA
22601

General information

Located off I-81 in historic Winchester, VA. Open 6 days a week. $9 per person, for everyone 2 years and over. Group rates available.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(540) 722-2020

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