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Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA is where STEAM Discovery Academy came to life. Since our first summer in 2017, STEAM has grown to a year-round science hub for the local community. We offer a variety of year round program options to fit busy schedules and provide access to STEAM Learning.  

STEAM is the intersection of education and entertainment - Edutainment. It is the  place that sparks new ideas and creativity. The place where resilience and confidence flourish. It’s the freedom to explore new concepts, test ideas, receive feedback, and try again with educator support. ​

Learn more about our programs and opportunities to experience Edutainment!

Summer Programs

Experience Total Fun

Open to local students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, our week-long courses take place local schools. 

Courses are designed around a theme and students with workshops that include hands-on activities, new concepts, and creative challenges.  

All levels of experience welcome!​



STEAM Tested, Student Approved

We spend a lot of time finding toys and products that bring STEAM concepts to life and are happy to offer STEAM endorsed items for sale in person and online.

After School & Day Off Camps

Interactive Learning

Hosted at our Incubator, join us for interactive workshops designed to inspire students to explore STEAM. With program options from weekly clubs, to school’s closed programs, to our new Makerspace program, we have options to fit everyone’s schedule and interests.



Spark Interest

We partner with school's, PTO's, and after school providers to offer STEAM clubs during the school year.

Interested in having us come to you?


Ignite Curiosity

We are thrilled to partner with Charlottesville Catholic School to provide on-site aftercare programming for their Kindergarten through Eighth grade students.


Featuring daily STEAM workshops, students will have the opportunity to supplement their school learning with fun and creative activities! 

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Charlottesville Campuses
STEAM Incubator

Open to All Local Students Year Round

We are proud to offer year round programming that is open to all local students! Weekday, after school, and weekend programs are now available in addition to schools day out! Come explore and learn with our experienced educators! 

206 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Drop Off / Pick Up Location


Parents may enter the lobby, drop their student off with our team, and browse the STEAM Products We Love, but are asked to stay in the public areas.

Charlottesville Catholic School

Available to Local Students in Summer

STEAM Discovery Academy programs are open to all students during the summer at Charlottesville Catholic School’s state-of-the-art STEAM wing. Indoor air-conditioned facilities provide a comfortable, secure, and weatherproof environment for young minds to blossom. 


With ample outdoor areas, students do many activities outdoors, have recreation time on the playground & fields, and enjoy snacks and lunch outside (weather dependent).

1205 Pen Park Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Drop Off / Pick Up Location

Student drop off and pick up are in the BACK of Charlottesville Catholic School. Students will be greeted at your car, have their temperatures checked, and be escorted into the building. At departure, students will be brought to your car.

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