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Don't miss out on our upcoming Day Camps!

The Virginia Aquarium is excited to host day camps for eager explorers! All camps offer a safe and unique experience for campers to connect with science and nature. Camps are offered for children ages 4 to 15, and must meet the specified age requirement by the time a camp begins. Birth certificates required for children age 4.

If you are interested in one of our camps that have sold out and would like to be put on the wait list, please email Programs@VirginiaAquarium.com.

February 2023 Day Camps

Critter Connections

February 20, 2023

9:00am-1:00pm

Member Price | $79

Non-Member Price | $89

Note: Participants must be at least 4 years old and potty independent.

Join us for a day of fun at the Virginia Aquarium! In this one day camp we will learn all about the different critters that live around Virginia. From slimy salamanders to spiky urchins, we will play silly games, do crafts, find our wild side by acting like animals and of course, get up close and personal with some of our animal ambassadors!

Registration Begins: Jan. 13th for Members, Jan. 16th for Non-Members

Creature Features

February 20, 2023

9:00 am-4:00pm

Member Price | $109

Non-Member Price | $129

Did you know that shark have teeth on their skin, or that an urchin can move its spines one by one?! Come find out more amazing creature features as we explore the animals that call the Virginia Aquarium home. Through science, games, crafts and animal encounters, we will be animal experts by the end!

Registration Begins: Jan. 13th for Members, Jan. 16th for Non-Members

Spring Break 2023 Day Camps

Sea Stories

April 10-12
9:00am - 1:00pm

Member Price | $139

Non-Member Price | $169

Note: Participants must be at least 4 years old and potty independent.

Want to learn about the incredible animals of the Sea? Come explore the animals that inspired great tales and even come up with some of your own sea stories! We’ll listen to stories, do crafts, play games, and even get to meet some amazing animals up close.

Registration Begins: Feb. 21st for Members, Feb. 23rd for Non-Members

Wiggles and Waves

April 13-14
9:00am - 1:00pm

Member Price | $119

Non-Member Price | $139

Move and groove with us as we learn all about animals who live in the ocean! We’ll explore how ocean (and land!) animals move through games, movement and dancing, crafts, and more. This camp is perfect for active learners who love animals!

Registration Begins: Feb. 21st for Members, Feb. 23rd for Non-Members

Destination Exploration

April 10-14

9:00am - 4:00pm

Member Price | $324

Non-Member Price | $379

Come explore different regions of the world with us and learn all about the different animals that live there! We’ll travel to Komodo Island and learn more about fearsome Komodo dragons one day and travel to tropical coral reefs the next! Come along and adventure through the Virginia Aquarium with us!

Registration Begins: Feb. 21st for Members, Feb. 23rd for Non-Members

How to Register

  1. Reserve your spot - Click the "RESERVE YOUR SPOT" button to purchase your camp spot. Please note that full payment is due at this time. If the selected camp has been sold out, please email programs@virginiaaquarium.com to be put on a waitlist. Note: Your registration is not yet complete.
  2. Receive confirmation - AFTER you have purchased your camp, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions on how to fill out forms. Please follow the link in the email to our forms page to fill out the necessary registration and medical waivers.
  3. Complete and return appropriate forms - Complete the Program Registration and applicable health forms. All forms can be accessed and are downloadable from the "Camp Forms" menu located on the Day Camp page.

Camp Forms

Note: Forms will not be accepted prior to payment.

Complete the registration form and any pertinent medical forms below and return them via:

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: Youth Programs

717 General Booth Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Required. Complete and return this form to finish registering.

More Information

Contact our education staff at programs@virginiaaquarium.com or 757-385-0278 to request information about camps and registration procedures. If a camp is sold out, you can ask to be placed on a waitlist.

Member Discounts Available!

All of our camps offer a reduced rate for Virginia Aquarium Members. Consider joining today to take advantage of this and many other rewards!