Programs for Children Ages 4-6

Join us on select Thursdays for activities, crafts, and games that help early learners understand science and nature. Pre-registration and program fee required to participate.


Bug N’ Out

Thursday, March 3 | Discovery Room Marsh Pavilion
Thursday, March 3 | Discovery Room Marsh Pavilion Get ready to go on a hunt for insects as we travel our nature trail in search of these incredible creatures. Learn about their body structure and roles in nature. Be prepared to touch some live bugs!


Wake Up, Wake Up! Spring is here!

Thursday, March 17 | Discovery Room Marsh Pavilion
Animals are beginning to wake up from hibernation and flowers are starting to bloom. Join us on a nature scavenger-hunt and discover all the signs of spring.


Yuck That’s Gross

Thursday, April 7 | Discovery Room Marsh Pavilion
Join us as we turn “eww, that’s gross” into “wow, that’s cool”. We’ll learn about animals like dung beetles, slimy snails, and sea cucumbers which can throw-up their own stomach.


All Things Amphibian

Thursday, April 21 | Discovery Room Marsh Pavilion
Did you know amphibians like frogs can breathe through their skin? Learn all about these animals that spend part of their life in the water and part on land.


Marvelous Moms

Thursday, May 5 | Discovery Room Marsh Pavilion
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Learn about some exceptional mommies of the animal kingdom and make a Mother’s Day craft for your mom.


For the Birds

Thursday, May 19 | Discovery Room Marsh Pavilion
Come explore our Nature Trail and marsh in search of some amazing birds. Meet one of our bird ambassadors.


Registration Information

Fee: $7 members, $10 non-members
Time: selected Thursdays, 2-3:15 p.m.

  • Pre-registration is strongly recommended. We cannot guarantee that “walk ups” can be accommodated.
  • Programs are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants have not enrolled two days prior to the program date.

All programs take place in the Marsh Pavilion unless otherwise noted.

For more information or to register, contact:

Jenny Hill
 (757) 385-3010
Programs@VirginiaAquarium.com