**If you are an Educator working with Toddlers, be sure to check out our Toddler Programs page for Virtual and Outreach programs geared to the younger learners.**


Let us bring marine science (virtually) to your class with our real-time  programs.

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When you can't come to see us at the Aquarium let us bring learning to you.

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We have created educational kits for educators to check-out for use in their classrooms.

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Unforgettable and educational experiences with your students in mind.

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Funding Assistance​​

Teachers seeking funding for their group may apply for assistance through the Aquarium's Access Aquarium Grant program. This donation supported program can cover 50% of the Aquarium admission cost and select educational programs for high-needs schools in Virginia. This opportunity is open to Title 1 schools, Virginia Preschool Initiative programs, Head Start programs, and schools with a Federal Free and Reduced Lunch rate of at least 50%. For more information, email programs@virginiaaquarium.com. ​

 ​Access Aquarium Application

Teacher Trainings

The Virginia Aquarium offers several professional development courses to help teachers build their knowledge on science topics and enhance their curriculum with lesson plans. Many of our courses bring you up-close and personal with live animals and offer​ field experiences and a chance to meet with experts. Stay tuned for our upcoming offerings with information on how to register.   ​