Street Address
27 Ninth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Mailing Address
27 Ninth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
phone: 434-845-1888
fax: 434-845-5221
e-mail: visitus@amazementsquare.com
web: www.amazementsquare.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Family Fun Night(second Saturday of every month): 4pm - 7pm
Admissions
General Admission: $8 Senior Citizens: $6 Free for members and children under 2.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Dr. Mort Sajadian, PhD., President/CEO
phone: 434-845-1888
Melissa Zadell, Vice President, Development
phone: 434-845-1888
Donna Lafratta, Director of Human Resources/Fiscal Officer
phone: 434-845-1888
Heather Reed, Director of Education and Exhibits
phone: 434-845-1888
Amanda Fortner, Operations Manager
phone: 434-845-1888
Megan Rapp, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator
phone: 434-845-1888

Description

At Amazement Square, Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum, we believe that play is one of the most important ways children learn and grow! Climb, slide, and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities, and programs that explore global and regional topics, arts and humanities, and science and health-related themes. To allow people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to take advantage of the museum's unique learning opportunities, Amazement Square provides a variety of outreach events and offers a Sponsored Admission Program for undeserved youth to experience the museum at a free or reduced rate.

Mission

Amazement Square is dedicated to motivating children and adults of all backgrounds and abilities toward greater creativity and understanding of themselves and the world through hands-on learning. The museum's exhibits and educational programs encourage all participants to explore the arts and humanities, culture, science, technology and their interdisciplinary relationships. – Approved by the Board of Directors, 1998.

History

The idea of creating a children’s museum in Lynchburg began in 1992 as a project of the Junior League of Lynchburg. The idea became a reality through a three year process of extensive research, forming a volunteer board of directors, establishing Amazement Square as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit educational organization, and finding a home for the museum.

After nine years of research, planning, and renovating, Amazement Square opened its doors on March 24, 2001 as Central Virginia’s first multidisciplinary, hands-on children’s museum, housing eight educational exhibitions exploring themes such as architectural appreciation, visual and performing arts, health awareness, science, cultural understanding and regional history.

Publications

Each year Amazement Square releases an annual report, quarterly newsletters, and weekly "emazing update" via e-mail. A wide variety of brochures are available for different programs, activities, and tours.

    ADA

    Amazement Square is wheelchair

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Restaurant

    Group Tours