Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math are key focuses for early learners. Our S.T.E.A.M. program, created for ages 3 to 7, allows our littlest learners the opportunity to create a piece of art based on scientific concepts. Advanced registration and a program fee are required to participate. Contact our Youth Programs staff at (757) 385-0278 or programs@virginiaaquarium.com for more information or to register.

S.T.E.A.M. takes place on select Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion​, and costs $7 for Aquarium members and $9​ for non-members. See the full list of programs on our calendar here.

​Toddler Tuesdays

Bring your preschoolers for this age-appropriate program that includes a letter of the day, colors, stories, and songs. Happening each Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The third Tuesday of the month even features a puppet show! These 30-minute programs are held in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion, and are included with Aquarium admission. No registration is required.

Playtime with Miss Jenny & Friends

​Join us on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Wildflower Garden Deck as Miss Jenny and her friends read stories and participate in playtime activities geared towards early learners. No registration is required and the program is included with Aquarium admission.

​​Toddler​ Trek

Every Thursday, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., take an easy, 30-minute stroll along the Nature Trail to discover a new animal, color, or shape through fun outdoor activities. This program meets in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion's Changing Exhibit Hallway and takes place inside during inclement weather. No registration is required and the program is included with Aquarium admission.​​​​​​

Youth Conservation Series

​The Youth Conservation Series provides middle and high school students with opportunities to explore research, careers, and topics in marine science through field experiences and conservation action. To learn more about these opportunities, please click on the 2018-2019 flyer. For more information or to register for field experiences, please contact us at (757) 385-0278 or programs@virginiaaquarium.com.​​​​

Download the 2018-19 Flyer

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Summer Camps

Are you looking for day camps that give you more than a day away from the kids? Join the Virginia Aquarium for one of our meticulously designed, educationally-focused, and just-plain-fun camps. Aquarium camps primarily focus on marine science, but also include other nature topics.