Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Glaciers, Volcanoes, and Tornadoes... Oh My!

Did you know that school is out next Monday? That's right! Charlottesville and Albemarle County Public Schools are not in session on September 30. Why not drop your kids off at the museum for the day instead? We have a full school day program for kids ages 4 to 8, packed with exciting activities, crafts, and learning, all about Glaciers, Volcanoes, and Tornadoes, Oh My!

Come discover the world of polar bears and penguins as we journey to the North and South Pole and unlock the mystery behind the formation of glaciers. Then away we will go to learn all about volcanoes and tornadoes. From the top of Mt. Rainier to the planes of Oklahoma, we will study what makes lava flow and twisters blow.
Snacks are provided, but kids should bring a packed lunch. The program will run from 9 to 3 and costs $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, so call Diana at (434) 977-1025 x9 today!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Discoveroo is coming!

This Sunday is the Virginia Discovery Museum's annual family music festival, Discoveroo! Do you have your tickets yet for this exciting event? Join us at the Charlottesville Pavilion on the Downtown Mall for an exciting event featuring live music, fun dances, and games for kids of all ages. Discoveroo will feature thrilling acts such as the The Diggity Dudes, Bill Wellington, and Hope Harris. Here's Hope at last year's event!
Over 20 educational, interactive exhibitors are coming to share all about arts and culture! Come learn stage effects from the American Shakespeare Center, the art of colors from the local Girl Scouts, try some hip-hop with Charlottesville Performing Arts School, and dance the flamenco with Speak! Language Center. As always, the museum beekeepers will be there to answer any questions you have about their art, apiology.  Check out Ken hanging out with the Charlottesville Family Magazine mascot!
 We will also have fun festival activities happening all day, like face painting, bubbles, and best of all, dancing to the music! Tickets are available at the museum, at the event, or online. Member tickets are $10 and non-member tickets are $12 per person. A Family Four-Pack is only $25! Military families can pick up free tickets at the museum or on the day of the event.
The gates will open at 12:30 and the concert kicks off at 1:00. See you there!