Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 54 S Loudoun St PO Box 239 Winchester VA 22601 USA

Mission: The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum 1. Provides exhibits and programs that are current, authentic, and aesthetically pleasant.2. Is a community resource where schools will find their class work enhanced, families can return for enjoyable educational experiences, and everyone is challenged to learn something new each time they visit.3. Maintains an environment where visitors can feel safe and secure.4. Attracts and maintains a diverse board of directors, core of volunteers, and staff that contributes to the pursuit of our mission.5. Serves families from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My family has maintained a membership at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum for three years. We frequently visit more than once a month and have found the membership to be a great value. Our play sessions are always fun, engaging, and always last several hours. The Discovery Museum offers a wonderfully well rounded experience that incorporates the arts, sciences, and humanities. The art programming is very diversified and includes daily self guided projects in it's Art in the Making Studio, once a month Visiting Artist guided projects, once a month Discovery Story Theater plays, and summer time art camps. Our community is lucky to have the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum where quality programs and imaginative play contribute to the quality of our children's lives.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Grow! Move to a new facility and increase it's offerings including the frequency of it's structured art programming presentations. My family and I would love to see the monthly Visiting Artist and Discovery Story Theater programs offered weekly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My children grew up going to The Discovery Museum. Now they work and volunteer there. I have served on the Board of Directors. The Discovery Museum which offers open art experiences every day in their art room; paper bag puppets are the favorite here. Exhibits in the museum feature art in association with science. Pattern tiles, a poetry wall, and bird relief rubbings are permanent exhibits. There is a new PVC pipe organ for musical experimentation. Art, science, math, and play are everywhere at the Discovery Museum. Kids work together, even when they don't know one another.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand offerings in the arts and sciences throughout the region, build the new building now in the planning stages, be the regional magnet it can and should be for children and their families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The Discovery Museum offers many art and theater experiences throughout the year. On the second weekend of every month they host a Visiting Artist series that engages all ages. The programs vary from poetry to water colors. It is always a unique experience to be able to learn from professional artists in our community. Discovery Story Theater is also a favorite of mine, that is offered on the third Saturday of each month. My husband and I brought my niece to the "Reckless Red and the Little Wolf" play that was a spin off of "The Little Red Riding Hood." The spin was to put the focus on the little gray wolf so that the audience would learn aren't scary creatures that eat people, but have a place in our complex environment. The plays are hilarious, educational, and our niece loved being able to go on stage to help with the play. The Discovery Museum is always offering something new and different for the families in our community. They are a leader in hands-on education, and offer endless hours of play for children of all ages.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

produce more art programming on a regular basis for the community and surrounding areas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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