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.


Let it Snow

Thursday, December 3 | Marsh Pavilion
Snow inside? How is that possible? Join us as learn about snow and the animals that hibernate under it while we make a little “indoor” snow.


Beach Day

Thursday, December 17 | Marsh Pavilion
Do you miss the beach and summer as much as we do? Join us as we bring the beach inside for some fun-filled sandy fun.


Little One's Science Lab

Thursday, January 7 | Marsh Pavilion
Put on your lab aprons and join us for some hands-on science experiments. Learn how to form a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, and record results.


Defend and Protect

Thursday, January 21 | Marsh Pavilion
Some animals hide, some stink, and some look scary. Come and explore the many ways animals protect themselves from being a meal.


We Heart Animals

Thursday, February 4 | Marsh Pavilion
At the Aquarium we love all animals great and small, even the smelly ones. Join us to meet a few of our animal ambassadors and learn why we love animals so much.


Slithery Snakes

Thursday, February 18 | Marsh Pavilion
Most people know snakes smell with their tongues, but did you know snakes don't use their teeth to chew. Learn all about these wonderful animals and meet a few of the Aquarium's slithery ambassadors during this class.


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:

Programs
 (757) 385-0278
Programs@VirginiaAquarium.com