Unable to visit the Aquarium? No problem! Check out our extensive list of virtual programs available to individual learners and for use in classrooms. 

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Our engaging and knowledgeable educators are ready to bring marine science right to your classroom. Check our extensive list of programs!

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For an extra memorable experience, consider reserving one of our Sea Adventure boat trips designed for your students.

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

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Funding Assistance

Who may apply for Access Aquarium support?

  • Groups of an academic nature from Title I schools, Virginia Preschool Initiative programs, and Head Start programs. 
  • Virginia schools with a federal free or reduced lunch percentage of at least 50% are eligible to apply, regardless of Title I status.
  • Access Aquarium funding is NOT for siblings, family members or friends of approved students or chaperones.

What activities does Access Aquarium support?

  • Funds can be used to cover half of the cost of admission to the Virginia Aquarium, Onsite School Programs, Outreach Programs, and Virtual Programs. 
  • Funds are NOT available for boat trips.

Note: All applicants must submit a new (current year) application for each school year as requirements may change. 

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