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Explore More Discovery Museum

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150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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Mon CLOSED; Tues, Wed, Thur, Sat 9:30am-5pm; Fri 9.30-7pm, Sun 1-5pm (through April 5)

Since 2003, Explore More Discovery Museum has been delighting the kids of Harrisonburg and beyond with its clever, interactive, multisensory exhibits and programs. Once inside this three-story, 33,000 square-foot, fully accessible space, you’ll be drawn to the whimsical Discovery Store, where you’ll find gifts for kids and kids-at-heart that are both fun and educational. Among the nearly twenty exhibits are CK’s Kitchen and Farmer’s Market, the Keva Plank Construction Zone, the Friendly City Medical Center, and the fan-favorite WHSV TV Studio. Kids can also get their STEM on in the interactive Science Lab and explore their artistic side in the Virginia Theater and Art Smart Studio! Not to be left out, little ones under the age of three can enjoy two spaces designed just for them: Wonderwoods and Over In the Meadow.

New to the Explore More Discovery Museum is Maker City Maker Space, where kids 8 and older can use materials and technology like laser cutters and 3D printers to make sophisticated products. Anchoring the entire museum is the beloved Discovery Tree with a 22-foot high tree house containing a world of fun activities.

Explore More Discovery Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30 til 5pm, with extended hours on Friday til 7pm. Admission is $7.50 per person age 1 and up; $2 per person with a SNAP EBT card. And on most First Fridays, the museum offers free admission from 4 – 7pm.

October 2021

Young Explorers

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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(ages 18 months - 3) It’s a feast for the senses in this class designed just for toddlers. We’ll use a combination…

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Preschool Steam

October 1 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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(ages 3 - 5) What could be more fun than a time of exploration and discovery with friends? We’ll dabble in a…

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Intro to Maker City

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2021

Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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For youth who are just turning 8 or have never participated in Maker City, this is the perfect introduction. If you’ve never…

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Tinker Tuesdays!

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2021

Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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MAKER CITY CLUB (ages 8 +): Meet us in Maker City and get creative! This is the perfect fit for Makers who…

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Books for Cooks

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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Thursdays, Oct. 7 - 28; 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Ages 3-5) This class combines children's literature with the fun and deliciousness…

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Culinary Kids

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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Thursdays, Oct. 7 - 28 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM (Ages 6-12) Each week, young chefs in this class will practice basic…

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3D Printing – Dream House Design

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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What does your dream home look like? Houses come in all shapes and sizes and can vary depending on where and when…

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Run the Runway 5K

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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Run the Runway 5K is back and ready for takeoff! Lace up your running shoes and join us at Shenandoah Valley Airport…

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Spooktacular Makers

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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Just in time for Halloween, come to Maker City to make some spooky decorations! You’ll learn some basic sewing skills as you…

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