This educational environment provides a variety of ways for young people to connect with Thomas Jefferson, the members of the larger Monticello community, and learn what life was like for children in the early 1800s.

Children and families can learn about the past and discover their own place in history by:

  • becoming archaeologists and digging and analyzing artifacts
  • exploring oral history by interviewing their family and friends
  • designing and constructing buildings at the block table.

The Griffin Discovery Room has reopened in a new location at the Woodland Pavilion next to the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.

Open daily from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.