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.

05/17/2020
A Bright Idea: How Is a Museum Created?

It’s International Museum Day and while we can’t see you in person, we are so excited to share some fun resources that will let you travel the world from the comfort of your home! Dinosaurs, Sand Sculptures, Ancient Ruins, Wizards with Scars, and more — we have a Passport for Discovery that’s just right for you! Check out the links on our website, plus learn more about how your very own museum got its start!

https://youtu.be/QMS2ecUZrwQ

Mary Bruce Glaize, one of the founders of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, reflects on the secret ingredients that go into creating a children’s museu...

05/17/2020
Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day!
05/16/2020
Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day!

Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day!

Today's FREE content brought to you by Bank of Clarke County!  Do Something Good For a Neighbor! Mister Rogers said, “Neighbors are people who live close to each other. Neighbors look at each other; they talk to each other; they listen to each other. That’s how they get to know each other.” M...

05/15/2020

Today's daily content brought to you by Bank of Clarke County!

05/15/2020
Let's do the Chicken Dance!
05/14/2020
Let's do the Chicken Dance!

Let's do the Chicken Dance!

The Chicken Dance -- it's silly, it's everywhere, and it's 60 years old! Today, we learn that chickens really DO dance, plus we bake bread like The Little Red Hen, and join Rooster as he goes off to see the world! Below are activities that all have a Chicken Dance theme. These activities include thi...

05/14/2020

The Chicken Dance — it’s silly, it’s everywhere, and it’s 60 years old! And today Miss Whitney from @s.c.arts.academy teaches us how to do the CHICKEN DANCE Check our the Daily Dose of play to visit Storm Elizabeth on her farm to learn if chickens really DO dance, plus we bake bread like The Little Red Hen with @ellakatherineschnoor , and join @carlemuseum and Rooster as he goes off to see the world.! http://discoverymuseum.net/exhibitsprograms/activities/chicken-dance/ #chickendance #nationalchickendanceday #littleredhen #bakingbread #bakingbreadathome #museumfromhome #learningathome #learningthroughplay

Discovery Kits page is fixed and ready for your order!!  :)   Order now for Friday pick-up!  http://discoverymuseum.net/...
05/13/2020
Discovery Kits! – Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Discovery Kits page is fixed and ready for your order!! :) Order now for Friday pick-up! http://discoverymuseum.net/exhibitsprograms/activities/discovery-kits/

Your kids need activities! Order your Discovery Kit today… each includes 3-4 activities, ALL the supplies needed to complete these activities, and instructions and virtual guidance from your favorite Museum staff members via YouTube videos! The activities promote problem-solving, creativity, explo...

Order yours today... only a handful left!  This week's theme is Peeps Physics!  Activities and experiments your kids wil...
05/13/2020
Discovery Kits! – Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Order yours today... only a handful left! This week's theme is Peeps Physics! Activities and experiments your kids will love! Peep catapult, peep parachute, peep slime, sink & float, and MORE! Friday curbside pickup, 12-2 pm at the Museum. http://discoverymuseum.net/exhibitsprograms/activities/discovery-kits/

Your kids need activities! Order your Discovery Kit today… each includes 3-4 activities, ALL the supplies needed to complete these activities, and instructions and virtual guidance from your favorite Museum staff members via YouTube videos! The activities promote problem-solving, creativity, explo...

Fabulous Frogs! Let's JUMP to it... and learn all about these cool creatures!
05/13/2020
Fabulous Frogs! Let's JUMP to it... and learn all about these cool creatures!

Fabulous Frogs! Let's JUMP to it... and learn all about these cool creatures!

FABULOUS FROGS!!! Today we are celebrating National Frog Jumping Day and those wonderful, fascinating, fabulous amphibians — the frog!  Can you jump as far as an American Bullfrog? How about a South African sharp nose frog? Test your jumping skills as we learn about standard and nonstandard measu...

New this week!!!  PEEPS PHYSICS!!  Yes, those animal shaped marshmallow treats bathed in sugar… peeps are awesome for ed...
05/11/2020

New this week!!! PEEPS PHYSICS!! Yes, those animal shaped marshmallow treats bathed in sugar… peeps are awesome for educational activities and experiments! This week your Kit will include 3-4 fun activities that include PEEPS like Peep Catapult, and Peep Slime! All supplies and accompanying video links will be picked up curbside at the Museum. ORDER NOW for Friday pickup 12-1 pm (Limited number of kits so order early!) #museumfromhome #learningthroughplay https://67744.blackbaudhosting.com/67744/Discovery-Kits

05/08/2020

Board member @7brightwaters shares her ideas for #choosingkindness What #randomactsofkindness have you done today? Link in bio for more kindness activities.
#choosekindness #choosekind #museumfromhome #learningathome #learningthroughplay #stayhome

https://mailchi.mp/discoverymuseum/choose-kindnessWhat does it mean to be kind? What does it mean to choose kind? There ...
05/08/2020

https://mailchi.mp/discoverymuseum/choose-kindness

What does it mean to be kind? What does it mean to choose kind? There are so many ways that children and adults can choose to share kindness to others while also being kind to yourself. Among the ideas we explore today include Kindness in the Kitchen with Dr Diane and creating Kindness Bingo with ways to choose kindness at home and beyond. We also focus on the ideas in the books of R.J. Palacio and @mattdelapena plus get a bonus read aloud from @handleyregional and Katie Moss. #choosekind #choosekindness #museumfromhome #learningathome #learningthroughplay #powerofplay #randomactsofkindness

Only 15 kits left!!!!! Do you have your Discovery Kit yet? Order on our website today. @ Shenandoah Valley Discovery Mus...
05/06/2020

Only 15 kits left!!!!! Do you have your Discovery Kit yet? Order on our website today. @ Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

If you believe in children's education, especially right now, consider a gift  to support our efforts!   Tomorrow is GIV...
05/04/2020

If you believe in children's education, especially right now, consider a gift to support our efforts! Tomorrow is GIVING TUESDAY! We thank you... families, local educators, and children thank you the most!!

Need a gift for the mom in your life? Mother’s Day is this Sunday and the Discovery Museum is here to help you out with ...
05/03/2020

Need a gift for the mom in your life? Mother’s Day is this Sunday and the Discovery Museum is here to help you out with activities the kids can make and share to provide gifts that promote family fun!

Each Discovery Kit includes 3-4 activities, ALL the supplies needed to complete these activities, and instructions and virtual guidance from your favorite museum staff members via Youtube videos. The activities promote problem-solving, creativity, exploration, and play!

Kits are sold for $10 each and are available for purchase online only. There are only 50 kits available, so place your order by Wednesday! Curbside pick up will occur on Friday from 12-2.

https://67744.blackbaudhosting.com/67744/Discovery-Kits

We're missing the Apple Blossom Festival, just like you!  A couple throwback photos from the past!
05/02/2020

We're missing the Apple Blossom Festival, just like you! A couple throwback photos from the past!

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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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.

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Comments

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!
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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?
Can you please tell me if your admission is free or reduced for families visiting who have the reciprocal membership through the ASTC program? Thank you.