Sunday, June 14, 2009

Get FREE Music!

For FREE downloads of music from the 2009 Discoveroo Family Music Festival, go to We are pleased to be joining forces with local music business Monkeyclaus to further our commitments to the community. While Monkeyclaus is providing the free music downloads, VDM is offering fabulous programming including summer camps! Swing into the Museum and visit both of us on the web!

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Kids On Stage, Summer Mini-Camp

Our first Mini-Camp of the 2009 summer was a great success! Kids On Stage was attended by 12 wonderful 4-6 year olds. They worked very hard on all aspects of a play. We started by learning what a theatre is and about different terms used in theatre. We had a tour of the Paramount Theater and got to go back stage to see the dressing rooms, orchestra pit, and wings. Then, we walked across the stage!

The children painted their own back drop for the setting of the play, made their costumes and some of the props. We practiced lines and blocking for two days and on day three, our audience came to view the kids' hard work!

It was a wonderful performance! Good job and congratulations to the members of the cast for Kids On Stage, session I!

If you are interested in signing your child up for a summer mini-camp at the Virginia Discovery Musuem, go to our website, pick a camp, call to check availability, and send in your check today!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Four Corners of the World - New Back Gallery Exhibition

Four Corners of the World
May 9 - September 13, 2009

Behold wonders of the natural world as you travel through four unique environments; the rain forest, the desert, the arctic and the ocean. Each corner has fun and educational hands-on activities for children to enteract with. In the rain forest try to find all the forest creatures hidden in the trees, in the desert make a fossil rubbing or go on a safari in the kid-sized Jeep, in the arctic pretend to be a penquin as you slide down the iceburg, and in the ocean count all the animals you see in the coral reef! There are many other activities to do as well, like dressing up as animals from all four habitats and reading books about each different area.
We hope to see you soon!

Sponsored by Peace Frogs and the David Greenewalt Charitable Trust

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