SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE PLAY
Keep PLAY at the center of childhood! Join us and become a PlayMaker! Together, we can ensure that ALL children have the opportunity to engage in the museum’s play-based, interactive exhibits and programs. The fruits of play are problem solving, creativity, and ingenuity - essential skills for our children’s future.
what your gift funds:
The Museum's operating budget sustains the daily operations covering essentials like:
The daily cleaning of the entire museum!
Children de-construct, build, and create in the exhibits. As our core play-based experience, the exhibits get a daily pounding!
- Replenish supplies
Repair broken parts
Hands-on classes and camps engage children in fun activities as they explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more.
Class supplies and educator support
Getting the word out to the community about our programs
Managing over 250 volunteers a year and so much more!
play for all - scholarships
Although Explore More's admission fee is the lowest in Virginia, this fee still is a barrier to some families to attend. Explore More strives to give all families access.
15% of the Museum's admissions are sponsored
Scholarship memberships support families with financial need