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

Exhibits are the heart and soul of the museum! When you enter the museum, you quickly see the connection to our beautiful Shenandoah Valley community. Sponsors are always needed to create new opportunities and keep existing galleries fresh and engaging. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support exhibits, contact Kelly Snow, Development Director at kelly@iexploremore.com. Make a general exhibit donation here!


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 pack a healthy lunch! 

Exhibit Area Sponsor:  Classic Kitchen & Bath, RMH Foundation, Rockingham Insurance, and Park View Federal Credit Union


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, Dairy Alliance, Rockingham Farm Bureau, Chester & Nancy Bradfield


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 under 3 year old 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. 
Sponsored by Bob Wade Autoworld in memory of Bob Wade

Learn More HERE.


An area for our under 3 year old visitors: Toddlers will enjoy the woodsy adventure featuring a cozy cave, a slide and many early childhood activities perfect for engaging young minds.

Sponsored by Harrisonburg Women’s Service League and Misty Ward, Brookhaven Natural Birth Center.


You won’t miss this exhibit! Anchored by a full size Beechcraft King Air 90 fuselage, kids can let their imaginations soar as they take flight as the pilot or passenger. Pack a suitcase, manipulate the instrument panel and more! Waiting to Board? You’ll find the airport terminal lounge to be the perfect place. This exhibit is still a work in progress as fundraising efforts continue.

Sponsored by Dynamic Aviation and Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport