Thursday, August 25, 2011

NASA's Driven to Explore

Mobile Exhibit Coming to the Downtown Mall
Tuesday, September 27 &
Wednesday, September 28

All ages with adult

Free with admission to museum

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about space exploration right here on the Downtown Mall! For two days in September, the Virginia Discovery Museum will host NASA’s Driven to Explore, a mobile, multi-media exhibit that immerses visitors in the story of NASA. Visitors will learn how and why we explore space, discover the challenges of human space exploration, and learn how NASA’s technology is used to improve life on Earth. The exhibit includes audio and visual technology to connect visitors with the space program. It highlights the research that will ensure safe and sustainable future missions and the vehicles and systems used to expand space exploration.

As part of this unique exploration experience, visitors will have an out-of-this-world opportunity to touch a 3 billion-year-old moon rock brought back aboard Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon in 1972. The moon rock is one of only eight lunar samples in the world available for the public to touch.

The Driven to Explore mobile exhibit includes a large inflatable tent that will be stationed near the Virginia Discovery Museum on the East End of the Downtown Mall. The exhibit appeals to visitors of all ages. Entrance to the exhibit is free with admission or membership to VDM. Visit with your family or school group and learn about space exploration from the experts at NASA. Mark your calendars!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Concert!

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will perform on August 20 at the ntelos Wireless Pavilion. This concert also presents a unique opportunity to support the Virginia Discovery Museum as proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charities or community organizations chosen by concert attendees through
Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public at 10 am on August 5 at Proceeds from the concert will be donated to charities and community organizations selected by ticket purchasers at
Come check out out this amazing concert and choose the Virginia Discovery Museum as your community organization to support!