Located on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, the Virginia Discovery Museum has been serving children and families for 40 years by hosting field trips, birthday parties and annual events like the Discovery Dash. Their engaging exhibits, which include the carousel that sits outside the museum’s doors, have become a staple in our community.

After being closed for 18 months due to the pandemic, the newly-reopened museum is still finding new ways to forge connections. Through their sponsored admission program, they partner with other area nonprofits to provide free entry to patrons in need. In a recent partnership with the International Rescue Committee, refugee families can visit the museum, connect with new friends, practice language skills, and even video conference with faraway family members using the museum’s wifi.

For this Hear Together profile, we spoke with Executive Director Janine Dozier. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more on the museum’s website vadm.org.

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