Explore More Discovery Museum engages young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences that promote greater understanding of themselves and their world.

 

CK's Kitchen & Farmer's Market

Cook up a culinary delight in the kitchen, dig for vegetables, select produce at the farmer’s market or even go apple picking! 

Exhibit Area Sponsor:  Classic Kitchen & Bath and Rockingham Group

 
 

Construction Zone

Build big, build small with Keva planks.  What's the key to a sturdy structure?  Find out in this construction mecca.  

Sponsored by Ken Scheel and Keva

 
 

Friendly City Medical Center

Ever wonder how your body looks inside?  How can you keep those organs healthy?  Learn more about the exciting world of medicine in this exhibit that features a full-size ambulance courtesy of G&W Ambulance.

 
 

TV Studio

Breaking news?  Deliver LIVE from the anchor desk or serve as meteorologist to track the latest weather changes in front of the green screen.  

Sponsored by WHSV TV-3

 
 

Science Lab 

This fully-functional lab has all the tools young scientists need to perform experiments and make new discoveries. Put on your lab coat, pull out a microscope and get ready for fun! 

Sponsored by Merck

 
 

Super Service Center

This well-equipped garage has everything that is needed to service the kid-sized car mounted on the lift.  Check the air pressure, remove a muffler, change the oil and more!  

Sponsored by Joe Bowman Auto Plaza

 
 

Virginia Theater

Complete with professional stage and makeup table, lighting, set design and more!  

Sponsored by James McHone Jewelry

 
 

Down on the Farm

Explore the big red barn, milk the cow, visit the poultry house,  ride the tractor, climb and slide.  

Sponsored by: Cargill, George's, Virginia Poultry Cooperative, Virginia Dairy Association, Southeast Dairy Association, Rockingham Farm Bureau

 
 

Art Smart

Create an original masterpiece with our supplies, try weekly projects or take part in a guest artist workshop. 

Sponsored in memory of Dr. Garney Darrin  

 
 

Over in the Meadow

An area for our 3 & under visitors:  Toddlers will enjoy the soft play environment, rolling hills raceway, fishing dock and little house climb and slide. 

Sponsored by RR Donnelley, George and Ann Pace, Kline May Realty, Bluestone Pediatrics

 
 

Great Outdoors

Put on a puppet show or enjoy a snack in the woods. This tranquil spot is the perfect place to relax and recharge!  

Sponsored by MillerCoors


Friendly City Dental Exhibit

Kids will be all smiles when they enter the hands-on dental exhibit  located in the Friendly City Health Center. With a realistic operatory and plenty of props, aspiring dentists will be equipped to keep cavities away.

This exhibit was spearheaded with support of the local dental community and is dedicated in memory of the late Dr. Joseph Green, a beloved pediatric dentist who was passionate about providing this experience for children. If you like to contribute to the memorial fund to enhance and sustain this exhibit, click HERE


Discovery Tree

Perched high above the 22 ft. atrium, the tree house is a place for adventure. Look through the periscope, see nature objects up close, read a book in the cocoon chairs, experiment with the Amazing Airways tree or make your way through the rainstorm to chase away the clouds.

Sponsored by Appleseeds Foundation


Imagination Playground


Build anything you can imagine with the big blue blocks!  Use ramps, chutes and cylinders to create structures, mazes and more. This loose parts provide open-ended play and hours of fun working independently or collaborating with others!

Sponsored by CarMax


Games Galore

What will you play? Try checkers, golf, giant Jenga, fooseball, tangrams and other brain teasers. A great way to relax and strategize while enjoying family time or meeting new friends. 


Maker City Makerspace

Our brand new space designed especially for visitors ages 8+. This room is equipped with everything you’ll need to make a variety of projects. Try a laser cutter, sewing machine, or create a woodworking project. Technology meets hands-on creativity. Participants must have parental permission to use the space and training sessions are required to use select equipment. 

Learn More HERE.