Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Special Music & Movement Program: The Dreamtime Project

We had such a special treat last Friday when The Dreamtime Project came for Music & Movement! Jim Gagnon entertained us, enlightened us, educated us, and amazed us with his many musical talents! Thank you so much Jim and The Dreamtime Project! Jim’s presentation took us all over the world with stories, songs and instruments from Australia, West Africa, and even here in America! Some instruments we got to see and hear were the Didgeridoo, Native American Flutes, and Drums from West Africa! They all sounded completely different, but we liked them all! All of the Museum’s guests were able to touch and play some of the exotic instruments as well as make music with Jim! Thanks again to The Dreamtime Project and we look forward to your next program! If you are interested in finding out more about The Dreamtime Project, check out their website at www.dreamtime project.com.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Holiday Wreath Sale - DEADLINE FRIDAY 11/20!!

Did you know the Virginia Discovery Museum sells holiday wreaths? Did you know our annual wreath sale is an important fundraising project for the Museum? In addition to being a convenient way to send gifts to friends, family, clients, or business associates, this sale is an important source of revenue for the work we do with children and families.

As part of our commitment to quality, we work with a cottage industry in Maine which creates fresh balsam fir wreaths. Send us your gift list and we take care of the rest. Wreaths can be sent to ANY location in the continental United States. Shipping & handling are included! We also offer discounts for Museum members and those purchasing more than 10 wreaths. You may also choose a pre- or post-Thanksgiving delivery schedule.

$40.75 ($38.50 for members) includes boxing, shipping, taxes, as well as a hand-signed gift card.

Compare! They don't include shipping:
Pottery Barn = $49.99
LL Bean - $55.00
Plow & Hearth - $59.95
Williams-Sonoma - $99.00


For Order Forms:
  • Download at Virginia Discovery Museum website
  • Stop by the Museum, East End of the Downtown Mall, Charlottesville
  • Call (434) 977-1025, ext. 9

Celebrate the season and at the same time support the Museum's programs for children and their families

Ordering Deadline:
Friday, November 20

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Election Day! November 3, 2009

Yesterday was Election Day and at the Virginia Discovery Museum, your vote matters!

On May 7, 2010 The Museum will be celebrating its 20th anniversary here on the Downtown Mall with birthday cake! What kind of cake should we get? This was the question kids were voting on yesterday. Their choices were:

• Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing
• White Cake with Chocolate Icing
• White Cake with White Icing

Which one would you have voted for? We had 52 children use their right to vote and the winner (by far) was chocolate with chocolate with 31 votes!

Be sure to join us on Friday, May 7th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm for our birthday celebration!

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Check Out Our NEW Back Gallery Exhibition!

Freedom of Expression is open! Our new back gallery exhibit has several stations where you can express yourself in all kinds of ways! Protest with your own picket sign, give a speech on a soap-box, create your own t-shirt slogan, express yourself through music and instruments, or dance! Don’t forget about media – you can be on TV, write a headlining news article, or watch Arthur learn the lesson of free-speech! You can also learn how to express yourself through sign language or Braille.

Thank you to our sponsor The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression for all of your help, support, and assistance!

Freedom of Expression is open until January 10, 2010. Be sure to come check it out!

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