Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Discover the amazing underwater world of the Aquarium. Travel on an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and experience coastal habitats from around the world. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species, displayed in entertaining and educational exhibits, are ready to enchant and inspire you! The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, an eco-friendly zip line and aerial adventure experience, is something kids, teens, and adults can enjoy.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM - 5PM.

School

Students can learn about the salt marsh ecosystems of Owls Creek, and gain experience with real marine science equipment as they help crew members collect and identify different types of fish and plankton. Through investigation, discover the characteristics of these creatures and how they reflect their environment. The Whales & Wildlife program lets groups go on a cruise in search of whales, birds, seals, and other creatures, while the Dolphin Discoveries cruise offers up-close observation of dolphins and lessons about dolphin behavior and conservation of the species.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Animals, Marine Life, Birds, Ecology.

contact info
Phone: 757-385-3474
Email: VAMSCGSO@virginiaaquarium.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Food. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Discover the amazing underwater world of the Aquarium. Travel on an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and experience coastal habitats from around the world. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species, displayed in entertaining and educational exhibits, are ready to enchant and inspire you! The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, an eco-friendly zip line and aerial adventure experience, is something kids, teens, and adults can enjoy.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM - 5PM.

Scouts

Students can learn about the salt marsh ecosystems of Owls Creek, and gain experience with real marine science equipment as they help crew members collect and identify different types of fish and plankton. Through investigation, discover the characteristics of these creatures and how they reflect their environment. The Whales & Wildlife program lets groups go on a cruise in search of whales, birds, seals, and other creatures, while the Dolphin Discoveries cruise offers up-close observation of dolphins and lessons about dolphin behavior and conservation of the species.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science, Science.

topics covered:
Animals, Marine Life, Birds, Ecology.

contact info
Phone: 757-385-3474
Email: VAMSCGSO@virginiaaquarium.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Food. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Discover the amazing underwater world of the Aquarium. Travel on an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and experience coastal habitats from around the world. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species, displayed in entertaining and educational exhibits, are ready to enchant and inspire you! The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, an eco-friendly zip line and aerial adventure experience, is something kids, teens, and adults can enjoy.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM - 5PM.

Camp

Students can learn about the salt marsh ecosystems of Owls Creek, and gain experience with real marine science equipment as they help crew members collect and identify different types of fish and plankton. Through investigation, discover the characteristics of these creatures and how they reflect their environment. The Whales & Wildlife program lets groups go on a cruise in search of whales, birds, seals, and other creatures, while the Dolphin Discoveries cruise offers up-close observation of dolphins and lessons about dolphin behavior and conservation of the species.

topics covered:
Animals, Marine Life, Birds, Ecology.

contact info
Phone: 757-385-3474
Email: VAMSCGSO@virginiaaquarium.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Food. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Discover the amazing underwater world of the Aquarium. Travel on an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and experience coastal habitats from around the world. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species, displayed in entertaining and educational exhibits, are ready to enchant and inspire you! The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, an eco-friendly zip line and aerial adventure experience, is something kids, teens, and adults can enjoy.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM - 5PM.

Homeschool

Students can learn about the salt marsh ecosystems of Owls Creek, and gain experience with real marine science equipment as they help crew members collect and identify different types of fish and plankton. Through investigation, discover the characteristics of these creatures and how they reflect their environment. The Whales & Wildlife program lets groups go on a cruise in search of whales, birds, seals, and other creatures, while the Dolphin Discoveries cruise offers up-close observation of dolphins and lessons about dolphin behavior and conservation of the species.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Animals, Marine Life, Birds, Ecology.

contact info
Phone: 757-385-3474
Email: VAMSCGSO@virginiaaquarium.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Food. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

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