Free First Friday

The Discovery Museum loves to give back to the community! Admission is free from 5-7:30 PM on the first Friday of every month. Explore all four floors of exhibits and we might even have a special program planned. Bring the whole family and for something new every month!

 

Fandemonium

Daleks and Jedi and Wizards, Oh My! Favorite fandoms come to life with costumed characters, hands-on science-based activities, and plenty of pop culture magic for everyone. Dress to represent your favorite fandom or superhero and join in the family-friendly fun!

Father-Daughter Ball

Join Aladdin and Jasmine for an evening of enchantment!

Dinner, dessert, and gift bag included.

This year two meal options are being provided for adults and youth:
Braised Beef Short Ribs, or Chicken Picatta with Lemon Caper Sauce.
Please indicate your meal preference in the notes of your order. A child-friendly meal will be provided for the Child Ticket.

Door prizes and professional photos will add to the fun.

Proceeds to benefit Bright Futures-Frederick/Winchester.

More information and purchase tickets

www.facebook.com/SnowflakeBallWinchester

Pop Up Planetarium

Star gazers, future astronomers and astronauts, and night owls alike, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is coming back to Blandy with their portable, Star Lab pop-up planetarium!
Inside the planetarium we’ll view the night sky, learning about the constellation stories and mythology of many different cultures.
After enjoying the show inside, we’ll head outside to look at the moon and starts through telescopes and keep our hands warm with mugs of hot chocolate.

For all starry eyed ages six and up.
Presented in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.

Sign up today at: blandy.virginia.edu

Touch A Truck

Join us for an interactive day to touch (and learn about) some of your favorite vehicles!

Trucks of all shapes and sizes, emergency response vehicles, RC cars, and more will be on hand for littles and bigs alike to explore.

We are offering a sensory-friendly block of time from 10 AM until 11 AM for our friends who may not wish to experience lights and sounds.

In addition to all the incredible vehicles, we will have bounce houses, face paint and different activities throughout the day!

Tickets are $5 per person. All proceeds benefit The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.

Yer a Wizard Day

Celebrate the magic of Hogwarts and a certain wizard’s birthday with themed activities, events, and magical surprises throughout the museum. Practice your best Quidditch moves, learn Care of Magical Creatures, browse Diagon Alley, get magical fairy hair, and so much more!

Costumes encouraged! All activities included with regular admission.

Theatre for Kids: Robin Hood

Adapted by Jack Neary

The classic adventure tale is given a fresh, funny and exciting spin when the Misdirected Theatre Company fails to show up for a sold-out performance! Many laughs, lots of adventure and swashbuckling action!

Show Dates & Tickets:
Saturday June 15 at 2:30 PM
Saturday June 15 at 7:00 PM

Sunday June 16 at 2:30 PM
Sunday June 16 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday June 18 at 2:30 PM
Tuesday June 18 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday June 19 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday June 19 at 7:00 PM

Thursday June 20 at 2:30 PM
Thursday June 20 at 7:00 PM

Friday June 21 at 2:30 PM
Friday June 21 at 7:00 PM

Saturday June 22 at 2:30 PM
Saturday June 22 at 7:00 PM

Strawberry Festival

Come out for West Oaks Farm Market’s First Strawberry Festival! Fun for the whole family.

If you are a strawberry lover, you DO NOT want to miss out!

Saturday, June 1st
9am-6pm

Pick-your-own Strawberries
LIVE MUSIC OUTSIDE (Weather permitting)
feat. Chris Gray and Whitney Dick, and Blue Ridge Rain
Tractor Bounce House
Food Vendors
Hand-Dipped and Hand-Rolled Ice Cream
Kettle Korn
Hylton Clark Bear Mtn Garden BBQ Chicken Dinners
Kids Activities
Strawberry samples everywhere!
Strawberry wine, hard cider, and more!
Delicious strawberry treats!

It will be a strawberry filled day, mark your calendar now!

Pajama Day

Join us for a cozy day of play and fun (and wear your pajamas) at the Discovery Museum!

10:30 am — Storytime with Belle
11:00 am — How the Grinch Stole Christmas
12:00 pm — The Night Before Christmas
1:00 pm — Polar Express and cookie decorating
2:00 pm — Reindeer Games (interactive gross motor games with Dr. Megan McIntyre of Milestone Pediatric Therapy)
3:00 pm and 3:30 pm — Pajama Time with Mary Bruce (stories and crafts)

Discovery Kids 5K

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Third Winchester Battlefield. Run or walk through one of the most historic battlefields of the area. A Kids’ Dash will also be held for children under 10 years old. Be sure to check out our Family Zone with lots of healthy living activities, too!

The course is set within the beautiful landscape of the Shenandoah Valley, ranging from an amazing natural canopy of trees to rolling open fields.

Medals will be awarded to the top three runners of each age level (ages 10-70).

A Kids Dash of 100 yards will also be set up for runners age 4-9, with awards going to the top three of each age level (4-5, 6-7, 8-9). A Family Zone nearby will include hands-on activities that encourage healthy living, and a chance to make a pledge as a family to #LiveHealthy!

All of the proceeds will go back to the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum to benefit educational programs, exhibits, and activities.

Register online at discoverymuseum.net.