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Explore More Discovery Museum



About Us

Located in downtown Harrisonburg, this hands-on, educational mecca features over 15 galleries with a wide range of interactive experiences sure to engage the whole family. Founded in 2003, the 501(C)(3) organization welcomes nearly 80,000 annual visitors Working with individuals, business leaders, and community organizations, they are able to offer one-of-a-kind educational opportunities.

Community-inspired exhibits include: Merck Science Lab, WHSV TV-3 Studio, Friendly City Health Center and Dental Clinic, Super Service Center, Construction Zone, Virginia Theater, Great Outdoors, Down on the Farm, Cash Flow, Aviation featuring a real plane, Discovery Treehouse, two Early Childhood spaces for very young children and Maker City, a makerspace for youth 8+.

In addition to exhibits, Explore More offers 300 programs each year, including educational field trips for kids throughout the region. They also host birthday parties, Scouting events, and summer camps. The newly renovated third floor features a teaching kitchen and
spacious multipurpose room to host workshops, camps and special events.
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It's always fresh in the Farmers' Market!
Breaking news...Explore More is the best place for learning and family fun!
In the One World exhibit, visitors can travel to new places without taking a suitcase!
The Super Service Center is the perfect place to keep your in top condition.
Future surgeon? The Friendly City Health Center inspires curiosity and interest in the medical profession.
Build big, build small in the Constructin Zone.
Lights, Camera, Action! Young performers love the Virginia Theater stage.
You can be who you want to be with a little face paint and a lot of imagination.
 Engaging curiosity minds in the Merck Science Lab!
Maker City is a creative workshop studio for kids 8+.
It's always a great day to hang out at Explore More.
The dentist is in! Kids love to explore the Friendly City Dental Exhibit.
The Take Flight exhibit lets kids travel the world without leaving Harrisonburg!
The new 3rd floor teaching kitchen is a hit. Check out the programs at