Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Admission Increase & Blue Star Museums Initiative

Admission Increase
Beginning July 1, 2010, the admission will increase from $4 to $6 per person. This is the first fee increase since May 2004. Since that time, the Museum has created more drop-in programs, installed new permanent exhibits, and improved the content and artistic quality of our featured exhibits. Spending time at the Museum is an investment in learning and costs less than a movie or most recreational activities. Still, the best bargain is an annual membership because it offers not only unlimited admission to the Virginia Discovery Museum, but birthday party privileges, reduced fees for our programs and events, and also reciprocal free admission at hundreds of other museums across the country.

Blue Star Museums Initiative
The Museum is now offering free admission to active duty military and their families. It's part of the Blue Star Museums Initiative. More than 700 museums nationwide will give free admission with a military ID from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2010. Other participating Virginia museums include:

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
Williamsburg, VA

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
Virginia Beach, VA

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
Norfolk, VA

Boykin's Tavern/Isle of Wight County Museum
Smithfield, VA

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
Bristow, VA

Carlyle House Historic Park
Alexandria, VA

Chesterfield County Museum
Chesterfield, VA

Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA

Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Virginia Beach, VA

Deltaville Maritime Museum
Deltaville, VA

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Williamsburg, VA

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum
Wyethville, VA

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
Roanoke, VA

Ferry Plantation House Historic Museum
Virginia Beach, VA

Foundation for Historic Christ Church
Irvington, VA

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
Alexandria, VA

Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center
Fredericksburg, VA

Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia
Staunton, VA

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Alexandria, VA

Hatton Ferry
Scottsville, VA

Historic Hopewell Foundation
Hopewell, VA

Historic St. Luke's Church
Smithfield, VA

Historical Museum of Western Virginia
Roanoke, VA

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Fredericksburg, VA

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
Fredericksburg, VA

Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden
Alexandria, VA

Lightship Portsmouth Museum
Portsmouth, VA

Lynchburg Museum System
Lynchburg, VA

Manassas Museum System
Manassas, VA

Mary Washington House
Fredericksburg, VA

McCallum More Museum and Gardens
Chase City, VA

Meadow Farm Museum
Henrico, VA

Morven Park
Leesburg, VA

Muscarelle Museum of Art
Williamsburg, VA

Museum of Culpeper History
Culpeper, VA

Museum of the Confederacy
Richmond, VA

Museum of the Middle Appalachians
Saltville, VA

National D-Day Memorial
Bedord, VA

O. Winston Link Museum
Roanoke, VA

Old Coast Guard Station
Virginia Beach, VA

Old Court House Civil War Museum
Winchester, VA

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Portsmouth, VA

Rising Sun Tavern
Fredericksburg, VA

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Alexandria, VA

Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center
Tangier, VA

Taubman Museum of Art
Roanoke, VA

The Town of Wytheville Dept of Museums
Wytheville, VA

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Forest, VA

US Army Quartermaster Museum
Fort Lee, VA

US Army Women's Museum
Fort Lee, VA

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, VA

Virginia Museum of Transportation
Roanoke, VA

Weems-Botts Museum
Dumfries, VA

William King Museum
Abingdon, VA

Wilton House Museum
Richmond, VA

Woodlawn Plantation
Alexandria, VA

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Staunton, VA

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thank You to our Discovery Dash Volunteers!

You were the biggest reason this year's 20th Annual Discovery Dash was such a success. Over 500 kids and families from 77 area schools participated. We couldn't have done it without you........THANK YOU!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Thank You to our Discoveroo Sponsors!

The Discoveroo Family Music Festival held at the Charlottesville Pavilion on Sunday May 2nd was a huge success. Despite the heat, attendees danced and wiggled, hula-hooped and hopped. Much fun was had by all!

Pictures can be viewed here by clicking on this link. To purchase, contact Kirsten Rose Photography or 434-971-7883.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our Discoveroo Family Music Festival Table Sponsors, Volunteers, and Contributors:

Speak! Language Center
Hollywood Theatre Lab
Mountaintop Montessori
The International School of Charlottesville
The Charlottesville Pavilion
The Hook
The City of Charlottesville
Brad Savage of 106.1 The Corner
Aaron Fein
The Hill & Wood
We Are Star Children
Sarah White & The Pearls
Jay Pun and Morwenna Lasko
Kirby Hutto
Danny Shea

...and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make our 2nd Annual Discoveroo concert such a fun event!