Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum sparks curiosity and inspires learning through exploration and creative play. Hands-on learning is what we do best at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.
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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.

Operating as usual

Yes, February is here!  Join us tonight!  Free admission with limited capacity, thanks to Bank of Clarke County!  A remi...
02/05/2021

Yes, February is here! Join us tonight! Free admission with limited capacity, thanks to Bank of Clarke County! A reminder that reservations must be made ahead of time on our website. All visitors aged 5 and over are required to wear a mask properly for the duration of your visit.

02/04/2021
Happy World Read Aloud Day!

Happy World Read Aloud Day from the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Join Dr Diane on the snowy roof of the museum as we read Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day. We hope you’ll reserve your tickets online to join us for learning through play this week.

A reminder that we are open Wednesdays through Saturdays and that tickets need to be purchased in advance on the website...
02/04/2021

A reminder that we are open Wednesdays through Saturdays and that tickets need to be purchased in advance on the website. Also, all visitors aged 5 and older are required to wear a mask properly for the duration of your visit. We look forward to learning through play with you soon!

Yes, February is here!  Join us Friday night!  Free admission with limited capacity, thanks to Bank of Clarke County!  @...
02/03/2021

Yes, February is here! Join us Friday night! Free admission with limited capacity, thanks to Bank of Clarke County! @BankofClarke A reminder that all visitors aged 5 and older must wear a mask for the duration of your visit. Reserve your First Friday tickets online today!

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02/02/2021

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Yes, February is here!  Join us Friday night!  Free admission with limited capacity, thanks to Bank of Clarke County!  A...
01/31/2021

Yes, February is here! Join us Friday night! Free admission with limited capacity, thanks to Bank of Clarke County! A reminder that you must reserve tickets ahead of time on our website and that all visitors ages five and older are required to wear a mask.

Both play sessions are completely SOLD OUT for Saturday, January 30. We encourage you to go online early to reserve your...
01/30/2021

Both play sessions are completely SOLD OUT for Saturday, January 30. We encourage you to go online early to reserve your play times for next week. Thank you for continuing to learn through play with us!

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01/30/2021

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01/29/2021

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01/27/2021

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01/25/2021

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Come see us Wed-Sat, 2 play sessions per day!  Register in advance online.
01/24/2021

Come see us Wed-Sat, 2 play sessions per day! Register in advance online.

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay?  #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment
01/23/2021

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay? #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment

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01/22/2021

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay? #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment

01/21/2021

We love five star reviews from our visitors! Have you joined us lately? Reserve your tickets online and come learn and play at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Don’t forget your masks!

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay?  #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopmentNOTE: photos taken pre-COVID. All visi...
01/21/2021

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay? #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment

NOTE: photos taken pre-COVID. All visitors aged 5 and over are required to wear a mask during their museum visit.

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay?  #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment
01/20/2021

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay? #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay?  #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment NOTE: Pictures taken pre-COVID-19. Al...
01/19/2021

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay? #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment NOTE: Pictures taken pre-COVID-19. All visitors aged 5 and over are required to wear a mask while playing at the museum.

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay?  #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment NOTE: pictures taken pre-COVID-19. Al...
01/18/2021

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay? #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment NOTE: pictures taken pre-COVID-19. All visitors aged 5 and up are required to wear a mask while playing at the museum.

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay?  #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment NOTE: pictures taken pre-COVID-19. Al...
01/17/2021

#7CsofPlay #learningthroughplay #whyplay? #childrensmuseum #earlychilddevelopment NOTE: pictures taken pre-COVID-19. All visitors aged 5 and up are now required to wear a mask while playing at the museum.

The museum is OPEN for play this morning, but the sock skating rink will be closed this morning to allow extra time for ...
01/16/2021

The museum is OPEN for play this morning, but the sock skating rink will be closed this morning to allow extra time for making the rink safe for our visitors. We will make an announcement about its availability for the afternoon session later today depending on conditions.

Tune into our social posts to learn about the 7 C's of Play!  #learningthroughplay #childrensmuseum #familyfun #earlychi...
01/16/2021

Tune into our social posts to learn about the 7 C's of Play! #learningthroughplay #childrensmuseum #familyfun #earlychildhooddevelopment

It's our pleasure to give you and your children a place to play, learn, thrive, and grow! #childrensmuseum #learningthro...
01/14/2021

It's our pleasure to give you and your children a place to play, learn, thrive, and grow! #childrensmuseum #learningthroughplay

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01/11/2021

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01/08/2021

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Open Wednesday- Saturday, 2 sessions per day.  Reserve your tickets online and BRING YOUR SOCKS!  #sockskating #rooftops...
01/04/2021

Open Wednesday- Saturday, 2 sessions per day. Reserve your tickets online and BRING YOUR SOCKS! #sockskating #rooftopskating

Don't make birthday celebrations difficult... let them play, learn, and explore at the Discovery Museum!  #learningthrou...
01/04/2021

Don't make birthday celebrations difficult... let them play, learn, and explore at the Discovery Museum! #learningthroughplay #chidrensmuseum #makingmemories

01/04/2021
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum's cover photo
01/02/2021

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum's cover photo

With rain in the forecast... a tip from the Discovery Museum!  #rooftopskating #sockskating  #childrensactivities
12/30/2020

With rain in the forecast... a tip from the Discovery Museum! #rooftopskating #sockskating #childrensactivities

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

Wednesday 13:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 11:30
Thursday 13:30 - 15:30
Thursday 09:30 - 11:30
Friday 13:30 - 15:30
Friday 09:30 - 11:30
Saturday 13:30 - 15:30
Saturday 09:30 - 11:30

Telephone

(540) 722-2020

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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. With exhibit areas focusing on the arts, mathematics, sciences and the humanities, the Discovery Museum offers hours of fun for the entire family.


Comments

I've noticed businesses are doing fun pack purchases for a future visit to their place of business. A zoo was offering some toys in a bundle from their gift shop for $50 and tossed in a complimentary 1 day family pass to their zoo to use in the next year and the shipping was paid by the consumer. Could you start something like that with some of your gift shop swag? I'd purchase one.
Any field trip forecast for this week?
who are the first founder of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum ?
My family and I love your place! We visit often and have even had our oldest two daughter's parties there. I wish there was just 1 more thing there....as a friendly suggestion....an infant/toddler area. Padded and enclosed. Somewhere safe to let the little ones down to play. 😊 Thanks for all you do. Keep up the good work!
Trying to enroll a child in a summer camp online, but the Make Your Reservation Now button doesn't seem to work. What other options do I have?
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Colton having fun with the Apple exhibit at the Discovery Museum Nathan Grimes
why are you closed Mondays?
Do you offer discounts for homeschooled kiddos?
Is membership admission reciprocal with the Discovery Museum in Hagerstown?
Next Homeschool Day?