The Virginia Living Museum’s Discovery Boxes are “museum-in-a-trunk” traveling curriculum modules that teachers use in their own classrooms. They are designed to stimulate critical thinking and educate through excitement by involving students in active, hands-on learning. The wide variety of objects and resources make Discovery Boxes effective learning tools for any grade level and allows teachers to customize these materials to fit their curriculum and SOL requirements.
Each topic is developed thematically and contains natural history specimens and artifacts from the Museum’s collections for hands-on use by students, as well as activities, student and teacher resource information, and much more. A teacher resource packet in each box provides background information on each specimen and suggested activities for implementation into the curriculum.
Fee: $150 per week ($100 for the next consecutive week); Delivery and pick-up included in fee
For more information or to make a reservation, call the Reservations Coordinator at 757-595-9135 Monday-Friday, 9am – 4:30pm, email your request to Reservations or complete our online request form.
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