Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Inc.

Hands-on learning, through play

Our Story


The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is a non-profit organization focusing on the education of children, 6 mos- 10 years, through hands-on play. One of only 7 Children’s museums in the state of Virginia and located in Old Town Winchester, the 19,000 square foot Discovery Museum offers exhibits meant for learning through experience! The Apple Packing Shed, Healthworks (with a real ambulance!), the Climbing Maze, Raceways, a Native American Longhouse, and more represent science, engineering, technology, art, math, and more to emphasize and highlight play as a critical ingredient to child development!

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum’s mission is to spark curiosity & inspire learning through exploration & creative play. A child's education starts at birth and the Discovery Museum teaches through hands-on exhibits that focus on health, history, engineering, math, art, music and more... but even more importantly the "play" fosters life skills like communication, collaboration, creativity, confidence, and more to enhance children's future success in school and life!

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Contact Information


Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Inc.
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Inc.
19 West Cork Street, Winchester VA, 22601