Virginia Discovery Museum

Virginia Discovery Museum is a nonprofit hands-on children’s museum, with exhibits on literacy, science, math, history, and the arts. Experience life in the 18th century at the Showalter Cabin; visit the honeybee observation hive in the Pollination Station, at take a spin on VDM’s historic kiddie carousel. The carousel features six painted aluminum horses, all of which are 1910 Mangell’s castings from a Marcus Illions carving. Illions was renowned as a master carver of carousel animals, and VDM’s carousel is considered “the last known kiddie carousel in this country, of its type.”