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Doodle Bugs!

VMNH offers children ages 3 to 5 the opportunity to experience science and engineering first-hand with the Doodle Bugs! program. The hour-long programs include imaginative stories, fun activities, games and crafts that spark creativity and curiosity. They are the perfect opportunity for adults and grandparents to learn and have fun with their children! Programs are held at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from September - May. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Doodle Bugs! is also available to daycare providers! A museum educator will visit your daycare to provide the Doodle Bugs! program on a day that suits your needs. Of course, the museum will also offer the program to your daycare here at the museum!


2018-2019 Program Schedule

*Pre-registration is required one week prior to each event by contacting the museum at 276-634-4185 or by emailing us at discover@vmnh.virginia.gov. A minimal fee of $7 per child is required. Programs are held at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday, unless noted otherwise. A program may be cancelled if the minimum number is not met.

Lady Bug CharacterSeptember 12 - Little Scientists  (focuses on the five senses and tool use)

October 10 - Awesome Animals  (focuses on life processes, patterns, cycles, and change)

November 14 - Pondering Plants  (focuses on patterns, cycles, change, and life processes)

December 12 - Wild Weather  (focuses on Earth's patterns, cycles, and change)

January 9 - The Three Rs  (focuses on resources)

February 13 - It Matters  (focuses on matter, physical and chemical reactions)

March 13 - Marvelous Magnets (focuses on force, motion, and energy)

April 10 - Fantastic Fossils  (focuses on life processes, scientific investigation, reasoning, and logic)

May 8 - Little Builders  (focuses on engineering, matter and physical properties)

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