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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!

2017-2018 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 13 - Little Scientists

October 11 - Awesome Animals

November 8 - Pondering Plants

December 13 - Wild Weather

January 10 - The Three R's

February 14 - It Matters

March 14 - Exciting Energy

April 11 - There's a Tool for That

May 9 - Little Builders