Size and Cost

Digital Demos are $150 per lesson for up to 90 students.

Demos are available Tuesday–Friday with start times at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. After school hours are available on request.

Please note: Digital Demos are not available May 26-September 5. 

Booking Policies

To book a Digital Demo, reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Payment is due two weeks prior to your Digital Demo and can be made by check or credit card. To pay by credit card, please call us at 804.864.1400.

If you have to cancel your Digital Demo, we ask that you notify us within 48 business hours of your visit to receive a refund, less a $95 administrative fee. Please contact us at [email protected] or 804.864.1400.

Technology Requirements

We will connect with you and your students via the Museum’s professional Zoom account. Make sure to download the Zoom meeting client - which can be found at - before the Digital Demo.  If your school needs to connect with a platform other than Zoom, let us know. Also, don’t forget to make sure all of your devices are charged/plugged in!

From Home

  • Our program will connect to most internet supported hardware such as laptops, desktops, and mobile devices that have Zoom installed. 

From the Classroom

  • Teachers should also be prepared to project the image on a larger screen or smart board and connect the computer audio into speakers for their classes.

Planning Your Virtual Visit

One-Two Weeks Ahead

  • You will receive an email with program details and a connection link to log in to the demo from the Museum one week prior to your program. Feel free to share this link with your students if they are learning remotely.  
  • If you are a new user, please plan to schedule a 15-minute technology test check at least one week in advance of your scheduled program with one of our educators by emailing [email protected]

Day of the Event

  • Have any materials needed for the lesson ready for your students.
  • Please plan to connect 15 minutes prior to your first scheduled session. 
  • Please have a classroom teacher in the room/on the call at all times to engage with and help manage/mute the students as needed. 

Digital Demo FAQs

Where can I find the handouts and/or materials needed for my students?

A Museum educator will email you the materials one week before your program.  

Who do I contact for assistance on the day of the program?

The best contact will be [email protected]

Who should I contact if I haven’t received an email with our lesson details?

If it’s less than a week until your program and you don't have an email, please reach out to us at [email protected]

I need to make changes to my reservation. Who should I contact?

Please reach out to [email protected] to make changes to your Digital Demo. 

Presented by: Virginia Lottery

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